Tall Tree Skyline

Circle of trees within the Crown estate Dunster, Exmoor.

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Low Tide #Porlock Harbour

Sailing boats low tide at Porlock harbour, Exmoor.

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#Exmoor Thatched Cottage

Stunning Thatched Cottages on Exmoor in the summer sun. Buy this image.

Whilst on my regular walks on the Exmoor National Park with my camera, I came across these stunning thatched cottages and quaint tea rooms, which I believe are part of the Holnicote Estate.

With over 12,000 acres of land, including the 15th – century packhorse bridge, Allerford Forge, the seaside hamlet of Bossington and much more, well worth your visit.

Ever visited Holnicote Estate? Please do leave your comments of your experience and I would love your feedback on my image below.

Don’t forget, you can purchase a copy of this print to hang on your wall, just click on the photo.

Mark’s visitor experience score for Holnicote Estate : 7 out of 10.

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#Dunster Castle in the Autumn Sun

The medieval village of Dunster within the English county of Somerset, just within the boundary of the Exmoor National Park. Lying on the Bristol Channel coast just 2.5 miles from Minehead.

The stunning iron age hillforts testify to the occupation of the area for thousands of years. The village of Duster grew up around the castle which was built on the Torby the Norman warrior William I de Moyon, shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

The Castle is mentioned in the Domesday Book and has been remodeled on several occasions by the Luttrell family who was lords of the manor from the 14th to 20th centuries.

Dunster village became a center for wool and cloth production and trade. There existed a harbour, known as Dunster Haven, at the mouth of the River Avill, yet today the coast having receded is now about 1/2 miles from the village.

Dunster has a range of heritage sites and cultural attractions which combine with the castle, scores of Exmoor craft shops and tea rooms, restaurants, makes the village a popular tourist destination with many visitors arriving on the West Somerset Heritage Railway.




Since 1976, the castle has been owned by the National Trust.

Ever visited Dunster or the Castle? Please do leave your comments below of your experience of Dunster and I would love your feedback on my image.

Don’t forget, you can purchase a copy of this print to hang on your wall, just click on the photo.

Mark’s visitor experience score for Dunster and the Castle : 7 out of 10.

© Mark Stothard

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Through the Trees #exmoor

Sometimes we can’t see the wood through the trees?

Here on Exmoor at Wimbleball Lake Country Park you can see the wood, trees, lake and have a fun time, whether it’s just a walk along the waterfront, paddle in a canoe, an adventure on their high wire or just a sit down for a cup of tea in their coffee shop, you will have an enjoyable time.

Mark’s visitor experience score for Dunster and the Castle : 7 out of 10

#iPhone #photography : #Dunster Donkeys

Dunster Donkeys, iPhone Photography © Mark Stothard Buy this image

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#iPhone #photography : The Hail in March

Hail in Minehead in the spring. iPhone photography © Mark Stothard

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#Lynrock Bridge to be Restored

Back in March 2011, while on one of my regular walks on Exmoor, I came across the Lynrock bridge that was damaged by a fallen oak tree back in 2009.

The National Trust was awarded a £20,000 grant, a share of a £100,000 grant fund competition offer by Bovril Great Outdoor Revival.

The bridge was built in 3 weeks by local craftsmen just over a mile away and once completed, the National Trust had the tricky task of transporting the new bridge and lifting it into place.

It’s never dull on Exmoor.

Ever visited Watersmeet? Please do leave your experience of your visit or perhaps of my image in the comments below.

Don’t forget, you can purchase a copy of this print to hang on your wall, just click on the photo.

Mark’s score : 7 out of 10.

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#iPhone #photography : #minehead seafront

Minehead Seafront.

iPhone Photography © Mark Stothard

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#iPhone #photography : #Minehead #photowalk

Minehead seafront

iPhone Photography © Mark Stothard

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#Exmoor Landscape : #iPhone #photography

Black and white image of Exmoor landscape

 

iPhone Photography © Mark Stothard

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#Dunster Castle Under Cover

In 2006 – 2008 Dunster Castle had repairs to its roof, costing around £1 million pounds. Structural changes to the mansion in the 19th Century failed to make adequate gullies and guttering.

Infestations of deathwatch beetles were also discovered in the roof space.

The mediaeval village of Dunster within the English county of Somerset, just within the boundary of the Exmoor National Park. Lying on the Bristol Channel coast just 2.5 miles from Minehead.

The stunning iron age hillforts testify to occupation of the area for thousands of years. The village of Duster grew up around the castle which was built on the Torby the Norman warrior William I de Moyon, shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

The Castle is mentioned in the Domesday Book and has been remodelled on several occasions by the Luttrell family who were lords of the manor from the 14th to 20th centuries.

Dunster village became a centre for wool and cloth production and trade. There existed a harbour, known as Dunster Haven, at the mouth of the River Avill, yet today the coast having receded is now about 1/2 miles from the village.

Dunster has a range of heritage sites and cultural attractions which combine with the castle, scores of Exmoor craft shops and tea rooms, restaurants, makes the village a popular tourist destination with many visitors arriving on the West Somerset heritage Railway.

Since 1976, the castle has been owned by the National Trust.

Ever visited Dunster or the Castle? Please do leave your comments below of your experience of Dunster and I would love your feedback on my image.

Don’t forget, you can purchase a copy of this print to hang on your wall, just click on the photo.

Mark’s visitor experience score for Dunster and the Castle : 7 out of 10.
iPhone Photography © Mark Stothard

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#Exmoor Scarecrow



In the Summer sun and scarecrow doing his just at an Exmoor garden.

© Mark Stothard

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Saint Georges Church #Exmoor



The Priory Church of St George in Dunster, Somerset, England, is predominantly 15th-century with evidence of 12th- and 13th-century work. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[/caption] been designated as a Grade I listed building.