Looking forward to Spring
It might be only a few postings ago where we spoke about winter, but time moves one so quick, and now we are into March, spring is definitely around the corner, especially with the arrival of an early Easter this year.
Speaking of Easter, there are a range of activities going on this holiday break which you may well want to be part of.
* An Easter Egg hunt runs at Arlington Court over various days. Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is just for children, as it can be equally as fun for adults too.
* There are various walking and nature trails over the Easter week and weekend allowing you to get out in the open, do some gentle exercise and see the marvellous landscape at this wonderful time of year.
* Also at Arlington Court, a series of ‘lamb talks’ are taking place which is very poignant considering the time of year we are in. Seeing sheep and their lambs is a really heart-warming site.
If you would like to find out further details then the Exmoor National Park Calendar is a good resource (see: http://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/events?SQ_CALENDAR_VIEW=&SQ_CALENDAR_DATE=2016-03-01)
Above: A typical spring site in Exmoor
Wistlandpound Wood and Reservoir.
You get two for the price of one here as you can see great sights of spring across the area.
In the reservoir, hatching yellow ducklings are one of the best reminders of this season. Do visit and stop by seeing this lovely site if you can.
As spring progresses the wood comes alive with plenty of butterflies and ladybirds. The trees and blossom will also soon be in full bloom, and they are such a satisfying and uplifting site to see.
Don’t forget the sea.
As the days continue to lengthen which in turn alters the shadows and their presence, some beautiful sights can be seen dazzling on the sea and around the cliffs and coasts. This coupled with breath taking early morning sunrises or later sunsets, makes your visit all the more complete.
It is a well-known fact that many birds either hibernate or emigrate during the winter months. Spring sees the arrival of these birds back to UK shores and since the south west has some of the warmest overall temperatures in the UK, it is a perfect place to attract these birds back for the breeding season. See a variety of species of birds take flight, as they too look forward to the spring and summer ahead.
Spring is a great time for blooms of flowers – Exmoor is no exception. We have already mentioned the Snowdrop Festival in a previous posting but there are so many more flowers to see. Abundant displays of daffodils give the air a zesty kick of yellow while Primroses and bluebells are a common site aswell.
Infact the floral appeal to the area is so popular that Porlock Village Hall is hosting a spring show on the 19th March 2016 at 2pm, showcasing (amongst other things) some of the best flowers / plants of the season and area.
Above: An Exmoor bluebell feast.
There are plenty of reasons to visit Exmoor this spring, and the above are a small sample of a few. Come and visit us for a break!
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