The Crown Hotel, Exford
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Travel Blogs from Exford
... walked to one of the two local pubs for a drink then back
home to bed.
Wednesday the 18th
of September – after
breakfast the sun was shining through clouds as we walked around the
charming village of Whimple. It is very pretty with some thatched
houses and an impressive church where Janthia and Roger are
bell-ringers. We enjoyed lunch at the other pub – curry for for
This morning we did some exploring of the countryside around us. Pete went of for a short run as directed by Cary - he missed the first turn he was meant to take as it looked like a farm track. Consequently, he ended up with a longer than intended run! The kids and I went for a walk around the lanes with Cary, Eddie and their Emily. Still no sign of any wildlife though. After lunch, we headed off ...
This Wet & Dry is not about emery paper!! Predictably it's the weather. Yesterday we ecided to go and check out some more haunts from 50+ years ago. A favourite from then was Croyde Bay where we used to spend every Whitson long weekend in a caravan park just behind the beach. Could hardly see the beach for a heavy rainy mist hanging over the area, but our camp site is apparently ...
... expected, even though through rubber necking near Porlock Weir, I missed a turn and did an extra half mile on road before having to do a u-turn. I arrived in Minehead an hour earlier than anticipated at 4.00pm after about 22+miles and 5,000’+. The final stretch into Minehead was heaven. Two kilometres downhill, mainly through woods. I felt Like Mo Farah on his last lap. Giuli and Kimber were there to greet me in the park to the north west of Minehead. When I saw ...
... of Heddon’s Mouth but opted to scramble up the scree. This time I stuck to the path; that was tricky enough. In Woody Bay there is one of the nicest waterfalls I think on the path. And, randomly a signpost to New Zealand!
Approaching Lee Abbey there is some of the most beautiful woodlands too. At the entrance to the path there is a sign “Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving” But underneath a notice had been stuck there, ...