Sunday, 19 May 2013

Escape to Exmoor

Another anniversary so yet again away in the motor-home just the two of us and the dog.I spent the latter part of the week checking the weather forecast and finally decided that Exmoor was going to stay dry.So hubby scored over site books and came up with Burrowhayes Farm just outside  Porlock. We were both off Friday so got here just after lunch time, so after a quick bite to eat we decided to walk into Porlock. It's a pretty little town with views of the sea,after eating ice creams we decided to come back via the woods and were delighted to see four red deer.Neither of us had phone or camera so couldn't take any pictures. Saturday we woke to glorious sunshine and after a late breakfast we went off walking again. Immediately out of the site we were here


We didn't need to go much further up the path when we found this amazing beech tree, it had obviously fallen down years ago and hubby counted eighteen branches growing up which had become trees in themselves



As we carried on up through the woods we went along lovely tracks called Granny's Ride and Flora's Ride. There are stables at the farm and you can go out on hacks, some of the tracks were quite steep but you could still see the horses had been along them. We saw plenty of birds and warblers were singing with the Whitethroats on top of the gorse which smelt of coconut


Amongst all of the lovely greens and yellows unfortunately we did see signs of old fire damage


We spent the whole time hoping to see deer again as we both had cameras this time, it wasn't to be but we did just catch a glimpse of a wild pony on the top of Ley Hill


 lovely views of the sea,these high clouds soon blew away to welcome in a much needed hot day


We got back to a lovely lunch, the dog and I then decided as we had two more days to go and it was getting even hotter  we would spend the afternoon having a well deserved relax while hubby went off running.

9 comments:

  1. It was also our anniversary today :) 36 years~ our fun days are also filled with walks on the trails and delighting in the surprises along the way~
    Blessings to you both. I enjoyed the walk with you.

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  2. :) Happy Anniversary to you and Mr Taximan.
    Much Love x

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    1. He didn't drive once,we had some lovely walks.Poor Fletch(and me) are shattered but happy

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  3. Happy Anniversary and what a lovely place you visited, so peaceful and restorative.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Thanks Lorraine,it was just what the doctor ordered,sun, rest and peace

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  4. Happy Anniversary. Your weather watching paid off, it looks like you had glorious sunshine, and how wonderful to spot the red deer.

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  5. Thanks Jo, not one drop of rain, who could ask for more?!

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  6. A belated happy anniversary to you and a wave from our motor home to yours :)

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