On one day we must explore the South West Coastal Path that begins or ends here, depending which way you go around! The pathway ascends the steep cliffs before traversing across to Bossington Hill and Selworthy Beacon, all the while providing fine sea panoramas before descending through idyllic coastal village ports like Porlock Weir. Just inland, lying secluded, hidden in the valleys, is the picture postcard village of Selworthy, complete with manicured village greens, immaculate thatched cottages and quintessential Devon Cream teas.
By contrast, our other day will visit the eastern end of the Exmoor National Park. Deeply wooded Combes complete with herds of Red Deer and the charismatic Exmoor Ponies, wend their way into the heart of the moors. Emerging from the valleys, the heather clad moors stretch onwards and upwards to the dizzy heights of Dunkery Beacon. Ancient rides and pathways criss-cross the area providing an endless choice of routes and variety that ensure that there are suitable routes to satisfy everyone.
There are also walks along to Lorna Doon Country or eastwards to the Stunning Dunster Castle. But we’ll sort out what’s best when we see the weather.