Some of our latest news, thoughts and the odd bit of helpful advice.
It is difficult to think of a better way to spend a few hours than heading out to the cliff path to walk around Morte Point, only about 10 minutes from Spreacombe. We parked in Mortehoe and had another great experience walking past the church to the cliff and around. The views of both Woolacombe beach and the craggy coves were as stunning as usual and we saw seal on the Ilfracombe/Lee side of The Point. Bird watchers were out with binoculars and the local sheep were largely unbothered by us as they were busy having their lunch. Annie was invited to walk ahead for the photo shoot - she is...Read more
"Dramatic river gorge, ancient woodlands, tea garden and shop in stunning surroundings" is how the National Trust website describes Watersmeet - about 40 minutes from Spreacombe. Well recommended for a trip, we took a picnic and ate it on the walk along the river from Watersmeet to Rockford. On our return we had a delicious cream tea back at the National Trust Watersmeet House and browsed the shop before then walking in the other direction to Lynmouth. We think that we walked about 9.5 miles and certainly deserved our cream tea.Read more
One of our current favourite short trips. Park at the National Trust Car Park, near Hunters Inn, Exmoor and walk along the valley to Heddon's Mouth Beach. The beach is home to a restored 19th century lime kiln. The stones make a change from our normal sandy beaches and in the past we have seen seal here. The walking bit takes about an hour but this of course depends on how long you take building your stone scupture - we thought that this one was a pretty good effort. The link takes you to the National Trust website and full description of the walk. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/heddon-...Read more
It actually seems like Spring. . The primroses and remaining daffodils are a picture both in the woods and alongside some of the tracks and the bluebells are just starting to come out in the warmer areas. We had our Visit England quality inspection yesterday and were pleased to retain our 3 star grading, certainly the feedback that we got from our Easter guests was again good. So now we have a quieter period to take stock before the May Bank Holiday arrivals with its weekenders. One party tell me that they are looking forwards to some long walks followed by a Fish and Chip dinner at Squires...Read more