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|… but the West Country still manages to take
our breath away come rain or shine or even snow!
Its rugged coastline, the beaches
and rock pools, its rambling moors, the
deep, secret woods with great moss-covered
boulders, the garden of a landscape
created by its industrious farmers; it’s a
wonder to behold. Here, even in the depths of a
monotone winter, a climb to the top of almost any Dartmoor
hill reveals such splendid and breathtaking views
as to make one wonder where in all the world could
be better than this? So come on, climb a hill.
Place your valuable trust in the determination
of our helpful team to find you a place
they love and think you will too and give a little
bit of West Country therapy a go. Have
|The famous display of snowdrops in this
hidden valley close to the village of Wheddon Cross
may be a bit more advanced this year, but should be looking
great for the half-term week! There’s a bus
service (10am to 4.30pm, £3) from the car park by
the Rest & Be Thankful Inn, Wheddon
Cross – well behaved dogs welcome. More details at
|Somerset Wildlife Trust is leading a walk on the north
side of Cheddar Gorge on 4th February at
2pm. It’s a bit of a steep climb
and may be slippery, but if you’re feeling fit, it’s
sure to be worth it.
Call 01934 743160 for details.
|The walks on 11th, 14th and 25th February are
in conjunction with the RSPB, but you don’t have to
be a member and it’s a fantastic opportunity to see
thousands of birds, perhaps even a passing
Call 01458 252805 for details.
|After so much exercise, you’re bound to need some
delicious local sustenance. There’s
a great Farmers’ Market at Axbridge
on 3rd February and 3rd March and there’s one at Frome
on 10th February and Crewkerne on 17th
See all the Somerset markets at
|For the younger crew, Thomas and his friends
are visiting the steam railway at Swanage
in Dorset from 17th to 25th February. Go to the website
below to find out how to buy your tickets and join them
on a 6-mile journey passing Corfe Castle.
|The recent gales and heavy seas make this an ideal time
to scan the shores of the Jurrassic Coast
for freshly revealed fascinating fossils.
There are guided walks from Lyme Regis
and Charmouth all through February, some
of which offer the opportunity to polish your ammonites
and make moulds of your fossils.
Fossil walks with Dr Colin Dawes
every Sunday at 1pm. Meet at the Old Forge Fossil Shop,
Broad Street. Lasts approx. 2½ hrs. Adults
£7, children £3.
Fossil walks from Lyme Regis Museum.
Walks last approx. 2 hrs. Adults £8, children £5,
including entrance to museum. Phone 01297 443370 to
book (essential) and for further details.
Fossil walks with Brandon Lennon.
Daily fossil walks - details and times available from Mike’s
Minerals & Fossils – phone 01297 444405 (booking
Fossil walks also organised by
(01297 443541) and Busters Bernard
(01297 444614) – please phone for further details.
Fossil walks from Lyme Regis Fossil Shop.
Booking essential on 01297 442088.
Fossil hunting walks from the
Heritage Coast Centre, Charmouth. Phone 01297 560772.
|… and once more, to nourish that healthy
appetite, try the Farmers’ Markets
at Bridport and Dorchester
every Saturday and Owermoigne (2nd Saturday
|It won’t be long before the first new properties
supplement is with you. We’ve issued
the summons to our local envelope stuffing and
mailing crew and they’re all looking forward to a
few days of chatting in the warmth of our Chagford office
while they help a few thousand supplements on their way.
In the meantime, have a look at these new holiday
homes which you’ll find on our website –
use the ‘Quick Search’ box.
|And also back with us again are Venton
House and Rock Cottage.
We’ve got off to a rip-roaring start
to 2007 with great demand for our holiday
homes at half-term, Easter, Whitsun and into the summer.
If you have your heart set on a particular holiday home,
please call us as soon as you can. If
you want to reserve somewhere for next year
or even further ahead, it’s a good idea to call
us and reserve your dates with a refundable ‘holding
deposit’. Our team inspects all our holiday
homes regularly and they’re always delighted
to talk to you and help you find the one that’s
just right for you.
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