Lockdown Walks, Recommendations and Exmoor Living!
Anyone bored yet? We are feeling all sorts of emotions at the moment, highs and lows and everything in between, especially with some deary weather we’ve been having of late…
But, one things for sure, getting out on our walks in the great Exmoor countryside has made things that little bit easier. We shared some walks on our social media during the previous lockdown in November and people loved our hand drawn, (and frankly rather armature!!) maps and pictures so thought we’d collate them all on here too.
We’ve decided to spend this extra time we find ourselves with, really trying to focus on what our guests would want to know or might find useful when they can return to us again. Walking routes have been a popular choice and we’re in the process of trialling out a few more routes getting step by step guides and pictures, to make sure you don’t take a wrong turn!
Passing through the Holnicote Estate which is right on our doorstep, is always a pleasure. They have detailed a variety of walks in the area on there website which you can find HERE
A year ago in January 2020 (wow doesn’t time fly) a group of Beavers were released into the Holnicote estate to increase diversity and better ecosystems by building dams in the rivers. We haven’t yet spotted one but we’re always on the lookout and have heard they’re doing well. There’s also evidence that the otters are still on the River Aller right next to us, despite the river being very high at some points this winter and of course, Covid doesn’t stop the birds chirping outside the window!!
Up and coming…
With all sorts of new restrictions or rules we now live by, things like simply walking into a pub and expecting a table is becoming a forgotten habit. We’ve therefore compiled a list of the best pubs to go for a Sunday Roast, so you can book a table in advance once Exmoor is allowed to open its doors again… Believe me, we’re really looking forward to giving the roasts a taste test *drools* and will be doing a blog post with our verdicts soon…
In the meantime, if you’re really missing Exmoor, there are a host of videos on the Exmoor National Park YouTube page and Visit Exmoor have stunning pictures on their Instagram along with Exmoor Experience and the Exmoor Magazine. Our returning guest Malcome also put together some wonderful videos of the area which are on our YouTube page, here’s a sneak peak of him going to Dunkery Beacon..
In these uncertain times we understand that people may be reluctant to book a stay, but rest assured we will endeavour to rearrange plans if you cannot travel due to Covid 19.
Please see our Covid 19 page for the latest news and updates from the ever changing situation and don’t hesitate to get in contact with us for any queries regarding an existing booking or any future bookings you wish to make.
Hope you’re all keeping safe and well and we look forward to seeing you in the not to distant future.
Linda and Brian x