One case of blocked path on someone’s land might be an oversight. Two or more cases feels like a deliberate attempt to deter walkers.
Follow in the footsteps of one of our greatest Romantic poets on The Coleridge Way – 51 miles through Somerset & Devon.
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.
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.
One of the most magical sights in Somerset can only be seen for a few weeks every year. This is Snowdrop Valley in Exmoor.
The reason it is considered rare is that hair ice can only occur in certain conditions within a limited geographical band …
The West Somerset Coast Path, part of the England Coast Path, runs from Minehead to Brean Down, a total of 58 miles, taking in beaches, clifftops, coastal towns, and SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest).
Within a short drive we can be on Exmoor, exploring the Quantocks, delving into the Blackdown Hills, or standing on the highest peak in the South West of England, overlooking the Bristol Channel and Wales.