A Wet Weather Walk in the Quantocks

A wet weather walk in the Quantocks.

The Quantocks are perfect for walking any time of the year, but on occasion, after heavy rain, some of the paths are a tad … soggy. However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t go walking and we’ve been researching four walks, using county lanes and B roads to get […]

By |January 8th, 2018|Nether Stowey, Quantock Hills, Quantocks, Walking|0 Comments


Stonehenge is a lovely sight although, on occasion, you can have too much of a view, especially after midday on a Friday when you are negotiating the two-lanes-into-one on the A303. However, perhaps we take the view for granted – we did, so we decided to have a closer look.

Don’t call us tight, but the […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Walking|0 Comments

Walkers are Welcome

We are thrilled to announce that Nether Stowey and Over Stowey have been awarded Walkers are Welcome status. The Walkers are Welcome accreditation is part of a national network of towns and villages that offer a special welcome to walkers. There are now over 100 communities that are members around the country with six in […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Quantock Hills, Quantocks, Uncategorized, Walking|0 Comments

Short walk in the Quantocks

With the Quantock Hills on our doorstep anyone one wanting a short walk in the Quantocks can either walk straight from the house or, if a quick fix is required, jump in the car and be in the very centre of the hill within five minutes.

One of our favourite dog walks is a two-mile circular […]

By |July 11th, 2016|Quantock Hills, Quantocks, Uncategorized, Walking|0 Comments

Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto

Walking in the Quantocks at this time of year and you’ll come across glades of wild garlic in many a woodland glade. You normally smell these pungent flowers before you see them – with their pungent garlicky odour filling the air.

The Latin name for the plant is allium ursinum so called due to […]

By |April 27th, 2016|Food, The Old Cider House, Walking|0 Comments

Snowdrop Valley – Worth a Visit

During February Exmoor sees a beautiful natural phenomenon – the blooming of thousands of snowdrops in ‘Snowdrop Valley’ and, as we’re only a short car journey away, we thought we’d go and have a look.

The Valley is close to the village of Wheddon Cross, just inland from Dunster and Minehead, both worth a visit in […]

By |February 28th, 2014|Exmoor, Walking|0 Comments