In the distance, Dunster Castle and the wilder curves of Exmoor added a pretty-as-a-painting backdrop while weeks of rain turned the fields bordering the path into mini lakes, a haven for wildlife, sparkling in the sunshine.
Although Haddon Hill is one of high points of Exmoor National Park, getting to the trig point at its summit (355m) requires not a lot of effort…
Set in 50 acres of rolling Somerset countryside, Hestercombe House and Gardens is a feast for the senses at any time of year.
Follow in the footsteps of one of our greatest Romantic poets on The Coleridge Way – 51 miles through Somerset & Devon.
According to local folklore, a mighty dragon once terrorised the people of Somerset, its huge, winged frame darkening the skies between Wells, Dinder, and Shepton Mallet
Using ‘magic’ or ‘enchanting’ to describe bluebell woods feels as though it’s crossing into cliché territory, but it’s difficult not to. These are, after all, flowers whose alternative names include fairy flower, cuckoo’s boots, and witches’ thimbles.
A picturesque harbour with pastel-faced, thatched cottages and a buzzing food scene, including its ‘Class A’ Pacific oysters – Porlock Weir is a coastal gem.
When a friend from New Zealand visited us for a few days, we wanted to show her a scenic Somerset route that would showcase the best of the countryside near us. A few options were mulled over before we settled on a walk around Dunster.
The origins of Somerset names of old villages reveal their history and the features that made them important for our ancestors.
RD Blackmore’s enduring romance, Lorna Doone, tells the story of a real family who lived on Exmoor in the 1600s.