Garden Cottage Guidebook

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Garden Cottage Guidebook

Great walks
Great views ! https://exmoorwalks.org/explorers/Dunkery-Beacon
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Dunkery Beacon
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Great views ! https://exmoorwalks.org/explorers/Dunkery-Beacon
Ancient woods - National Trust walks and tea room https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/horner-wood
Horner Wood
Ancient woods - National Trust walks and tea room https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/horner-wood
National Trust valley with lovely tearoom www.nationaltrust.org.uk/watersmeet
Watersmeet Road
National Trust valley with lovely tearoom www.nationaltrust.org.uk/watersmeet
Lovely walks for dogs, in Forestry Commission woods, historical interest about Exmoor Mineral Line https://www.forestryengland.uk/chargot-wood
Chargot Wood
Lovely walks for dogs, in Forestry Commission woods, historical interest about Exmoor Mineral Line https://www.forestryengland.uk/chargot-wood
Very near to a Timberscombe - a real must do!
Nutcombe Bottom, Tall Trees Trail
Very near to a Timberscombe - a real must do!
Scenic walks leading to views over the sea at Porlock
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Bossington
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Scenic walks leading to views over the sea at Porlock
Another great Forestry Commission walk on the top of Exmoor
Kennisham Hill
Another great Forestry Commission walk on the top of Exmoor
A fantastic cliff edge walks, superb views, goats, a cricket pitch and cafe in the valley Choose a bright day to visit
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Valley of Rocks
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A fantastic cliff edge walks, superb views, goats, a cricket pitch and cafe in the valley Choose a bright day to visit
Beautiful village
Allerford
Beautiful village
Yet another great local walk from Dunster, beautiful when covered in heather, wonderful wildlife https://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/learning/the-moorland-classroom/grabbist
Grabbist Coppice
Yet another great local walk from Dunster, beautiful when covered in heather, wonderful wildlife https://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/learning/the-moorland-classroom/grabbist
Village church, short walk
Church of St Petrock
Village church, short walk
Lovely quiet walking at local reservoir, dogs not permitted though http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/clatworthy-reservoir-walking-route
Clatworthy Reservoir
Lovely quiet walking at local reservoir, dogs not permitted though http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/clatworthy-reservoir-walking-route
Local reservoir
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Wimbleball Lake
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Local reservoir
Visit Exmoor walks.org Exmoor is an official ‘Dark Sky’ location look for the Dark Sky Discovery Trail. During late October to early November Exmoor holds its Dark Skies Festival, see here for more information, https://www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk/
Exmoor Walks
2 Blakes Hill Road
Visit Exmoor walks.org Exmoor is an official ‘Dark Sky’ location look for the Dark Sky Discovery Trail. During late October to early November Exmoor holds its Dark Skies Festival, see here for more information, https://www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk/
Days Out
Great day out, start at Lynton, take the cliff railway down to Lynmouth, have fish and chips, play golf and buy seaside goodies.
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Lynton and Lynmouth
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Great day out, start at Lynton, take the cliff railway down to Lynmouth, have fish and chips, play golf and buy seaside goodies.
English Heritage, lots to look at
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Cleeve Abbey
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English Heritage, lots to look at
Busy seaside resort, lots of things to do, especially for kids. Nice walk to harbour where you can watch fisherman and buy a cuppa or visit The Old Ship Aground pub, which serves good food.
Minehead Seafront
Busy seaside resort, lots of things to do, especially for kids. Nice walk to harbour where you can watch fisherman and buy a cuppa or visit The Old Ship Aground pub, which serves good food.
Gardeners Paradise
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RHS Garden Rosemoor
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Gardeners Paradise
Ideas for families
Great day out for children
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Tropiquaria Wildlife Park
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Great day out for children
Great day out for family!
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Dunster Castle
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Great day out for family!
Small harbour, inspired Samuel Coleridge to write the Ancient Mariner. Wednesdays are market day, (May to September).
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Watchet Harbour Marina
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Small harbour, inspired Samuel Coleridge to write the Ancient Mariner. Wednesdays are market day, (May to September).
Great steam railway running through stunning countryside, offering short trips and specialist trips (Harry Potter, Murder Mystery and Christmas Specials. https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/
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Bishops Lydeard Station
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Great steam railway running through stunning countryside, offering short trips and specialist trips (Harry Potter, Murder Mystery and Christmas Specials. https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/
What you would expect :) https://www.butlins.com/resorts/minehead
Butlins
What you would expect :) https://www.butlins.com/resorts/minehead
The nearest (and best!) beach. Dog friendly, sandy, with food and hot drinks for sale. Sadly you have to pay for parking (use debit card) Can walk from here to Blue Anchor ( or reverse it) Quaint beach huts
Dunster Beach Holidays Ltd
The nearest (and best!) beach. Dog friendly, sandy, with food and hot drinks for sale. Sadly you have to pay for parking (use debit card) Can walk from here to Blue Anchor ( or reverse it) Quaint beach huts
The Original Exmoor Safari
Food scene
One of the best cream tea's in England served in a thatched cottage, lovely walks and views nearby.
Periwinkle Cottage Tea Room
68 Selworthy Green
One of the best cream tea's in England served in a thatched cottage, lovely walks and views nearby.
Great 1930s beach hut converted to cafe, great coffee, cake and dog friendly with out door eating area. Great to take cover after a blustery walk along the prom or on the beach when the tide is out.
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Driftwood Cafe
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Great 1930s beach hut converted to cafe, great coffee, cake and dog friendly with out door eating area. Great to take cover after a blustery walk along the prom or on the beach when the tide is out.
Sightseeing
Fantastic display of snowdrops in February Very popular http://www.wheddoncross.org.uk/snowdropvalley.htm
Snowdrop Valley
Fantastic display of snowdrops in February Very popular http://www.wheddoncross.org.uk/snowdropvalley.htm
https://www.thebestofexmoor.co.uk/blog/porlock-weir-visitors-guide/
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Porlock Weir
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https://www.thebestofexmoor.co.uk/blog/porlock-weir-visitors-guide/

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Dog friendly local beaches

There are lots of them! https://www.thebeachguide.co.uk/south-west-england/somerset/dogs-allowed
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Timberscombe Village Website

Local history and information https://timberscombevillage.com/
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Walking Tours of Dunster

Exmoor Walking Tours Come wander through time with us !! 90 minute walk every Tuesday 10.30 or 2.00 tours start at the Dunster steep car park. Email exmoorvillagewalks@gmail.com or phone Jackie 07789 767710 to book
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Exmoor Coaster, open top bus tour - spectacular!

https://www.firstbus.co.uk/adventures-bus/services/exmoor-coaster. This is a great way to see the wonderful scenery of Exmoor, including the ascent and descent of Porlock Hill. Hop on/off. Can join at Dunster Steep or many other local stops.