From moor to shore there is something to delight all the senses in the summer issue of Exmoor Magazine. While Georgie Grant extols the beautiful sights and sounds of the Secret Quantocks and Jane Mares seeks out ‘heather in bloom and honey from the hill’ on Exmoor, Tony James heads to the coast to find out about pilot gig rowing in North Devon.
On Wimbleball, members of the charity ‘South West Fishing for Life’ cast out to supply the delicious ingredients for five fishy favourites in our recipes section, all washed down with local wines described by Roger White at Yearlstone Vineyard and a range of locally-brewed ales sampled by Adrian Tierney-Jones.
The stunning images of James Ravilious feature prominently as this summer we are lucky enough to have the second of three exhibitions of Ravilious’ work in Barnstaple; so when we were kindly allowed to use his photographs in the magazine we did not hesitate. The images of his particular ‘corner of England’ will resonate with anyone who treasures the relatively untouched calm of some of our more remote havens on Exmoor.
The issue is bursting with flora too – from tips for growing the hardy fuchsia, an exploration of summer meadows with Uncle Willow and the finer points of the foxglove, to a visit to Binham Grange. For those with an interest in farming and horses, we go behind the scenes at Dunster Show and wander down memory lane to reminisce about haymaking on Exmoor in times gone by.
As ever, we would love to hear from you – this issue we have a number of competitions, including the chance to win a year’s supply of vitamins and other goodies from Toucan Wholefoods who are celebrating their 30th birthday and tickets to this summer’s Orchestra in a Field.
Happy reading and good luck to all entrants!
Naomi, Sue, Elaine and Heather
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