Here are some ideas on some of the many things to see and do in our area.
Snowdrop Valley at Wheddon Cross - open every February - you can see where it gets its name. Click on a picture to begin Slide Show.
Tarr Steps- This is a picturesque spot in the River Barle which features a medieaval stone clapper bridge. The main car park is a 5 minute walk from the bridge but there is a disabled car park at the bridge. There is a circular walk through the woods and a tea room with gardens.
The Steps have recently been damaged in the December floods but should be rebuilt soon. Still worth a visit and plenty of walks available but circular walk not possible until bridge is reconstructed.
Winsford Hill & Exmoor Pony Centre - Take a walk on Winsford Hill and see the wild Exmoor ponies grazing freely. At the Dulverton end of the moor visit the The Exmoor Pony Centre, headquarters of The Moorland Mousie Trust, a charity that works tirelessly for the welfare and promotion of the rare breed Exmoor pony.
Holnicote Estate - This National Trust estate is situated in 12,000 acres of Exmoor National Park and offers stunning views of varied landscapes including 5 picturesque villages, beautiful moorland, a shingle beach and ancient woodland. Holnicote is a fantastic place for walkers, with over 100 miles of footpaths to explore. Wander round the villages or walk up to Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor at 519m & take in the views north across the Bristol Channel to the south coast of Wales and south across Exmoor towards Dartmoor.
Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, Dunster Castle has been here since Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history. The castle became home for the Luttrell family, who lived there for 600 year before being donated to the National Trust. At the foot of the castle is the medieval village of Dunster with its many shops, restaurants and tea rooms which is well worth a visit. You can take a guided photo walk and learn about Dunster while also learning how to take better photographs