Tangle, my Exmoor pony, is losing her coat and the birds are racking up the volume of their morning greetings. Snowdrops are giving way to daffodils and primroses and the gardens on the Exmoor coast are looking colourful, we are always a little way behind on the moor.
We took our dog-less opportunity and escaped to Costa Rica for a couple of weeks in January. What a great country…..Exmoor on steroids! Not exactly winter sun as we spent a lot of time in the rainforest, which is, of course, aptly named! We did a bit of zip wiring and a lot of forest hiking, plus some kayaking and had a go at stand up paddle boarding which was actually easier than it looks, on calm water anyway. A really great way to escape a rainy winter for a little while.
So now we are back home and looking forward to the new walking season.
We are trying something a bit different this year, offering guided walks in Exmoor National Park on Saturdays and Wednesdays through until the end of September. We are still taking bespoke walks out at other times but will hopefully get a sociable group together of people who might otherwise be walking on their own. We will explore our favourite Exmoor walks together, with the first to book having the choice of where we start from on a particular day, but they will always be 3 -5 miles long and approx.2 – 3 hours walking. The price is £15 per person with homemade cake and refreshments or £10 if you would rather bring your own.
We are also doing lots of stargazing events and forest walks at dusk to find nightjars and bats so do keep an eye on the website, www.wildaboutexmoor for the latest events. We always put them out on our wildaboutexmoor facebook page too but do get booked in early as Exmoor stargazing is having a bit of a moment!
01643 831759 or 07990521604 to book, or drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to meeting you!