Until moving to North Devon in Exmoor, Neal and I had never witnessed such dramatic changes in weather and vista. In just a few months autumn/winter months one could experience everything from blistering hot sun, cobalt blue skies to inches of hail and 60mph winds.
We love to watch the flora elegantly change from vivid green, through orange to red to silver. And, through all of this – Lynton and Lynmouth remains as breathtaking and ideal, if not better, for walking.
Valley of Rocks
The Valley of Rocks is short walk [of several] from Highcliffe House. The most dramatic walk being the upper cliff path across Hollerday Hill. The drop to the sea is rather unnerving but the views over the Bristol Channel towards South Wales and The Mumbles are simply stunning.
If you’ve ever walked along the river to Watersmeet in the Summer you’ll remember the leafy canopy of the trees. You’ll be familiar with the gorgeous dappled light, the smell of the damp moss and bark, with the birds singing their summer songs. Well, Autumn and Winter at Watersmeet are a totally different story. Gone is the leafy canopy revealing the dramatic valley sides and scudding clouds. The reds, oranges and silver of the trees paint a whole new experience.
The Exmoor National Park is such an awe inspiring place. Neal and I are still in disbelief that we now live here. We’ve both said on several occasions that it feels like we’re on the perfect city break and at any moment we will be heading back to London.
There are so many places for walking and exploring in Exmoor, so head on down and join us.
Choose to stay in one of our six gorgeous bedrooms and add that touch of luxury to your Autumn Winter Break. Remember to book direct with us to ensure you get the best price for your room.