A weekend walking in Exmoor National Park

Path to Dunkery Hill beacon

Path to Dunkery Hill beacon

In May I spent a weekend walking around Exmoor National Park with my dad. I hadn’t spent too much time in that part of the country previously and it was a good chance to spend a bit of quality time with the old man too. The scenery is simply stunning and there are numerous good walks to be had. We covered a pretty reasonable┬ádistance each day, around 13 miles with a lot of up and downs and with a fair few good ales added in to keep the energy levels up

Exmoor Highland Cattle

Exmoor Highland Cattle

Exmoor Highland Cattle

Mossy path

Mossy path

Foal on the moor

Foal on the moor

Mother and foal from afar on the moor

Mother and foal from afar on the moor

We stayed in a small village called Wheddon Cross for the two nights we were there, setting off early on the Sunday morning to catch the mist rising on the moor revealing the locals; a foal and her mother in the mist.

My dad walks towards Horner water

My dad walks towards Horner water

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Exmoor Ponies on the decent to Horner water

Exmoor Ponies on the decent to Horner water

The East Lyn River

The East Lyn River

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A view of the valley above the River Warner

A view of the valley

Walking back up from the Horner tea rooms

Walking back up from the Horner tea rooms

A view of an English landscape

The view above really captured my attention as a classical English view of the countryside as we have come to know it.

A water storage pond

A water storage pond

A view out to sea and Lynton

A view out to sea and Lynton

The coastal path

The coastal path

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