Monday, 31 August 2009

North Devon & Exmoor Autumn Walking Festival

For the first time this year there's an autumn walking festival for North Devon & Exmoor, as well as the one in May. The autumn festival is from 18th to 21st September. There are eight walks, for all abilities, to choose from each day. Some great stuff!
Why not book a few days at Exmoor House and take in some of the walks while you're here? (You need to book for the walks too - there's a link to the walking festival site from our website). September's a great time for walking on Exmoor, with - we hope, anyway - some mellow autumn weather on the way.
See you soon!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Exmoor Food Festival: try some prize-winning chutney

A reminder that the Exmoor Food Festival takes place from 2nd - 11th October. At Exmoor House we'll be doing tasting platters at lunchtime every day. We're calling it lunch with a difference - it's a chance to try a selection of our pates, pickles, home-made bread, local cheeses, salads... with some delicious puddings to follow if you still have room. And, yes, we do have prize-winning chutney: Frank's spicy tomato chutney won a first prize at the Cutcombe Fete in early August.
It's essential to book for the October lunches; please contact us (all contact info is on our website) if you'd like some more details.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Sustainable energy in Wheddon Cross

You might have gathered from this blog and our website that I'm keen on all things green.
Last night I was at a meeting in our village hall about a proposed Wheddon Cross & Cutcombe sustainable energy plan. Forum 21, our local sustainable communities group, are going to help the Parish Council and other volunteers draw up the plan. It's all quite exciting - there are lots of possibilities. Early days yet, but the initial plan needs to be finalised by the end of this month, then there'll be a process of trying to get funding for the village to help with putting the projects in place.
I'll post updates here when there's more news.