exmoor summer 2015 cover lowest resOur summer magazine is out now. In this, our 71st issue, our writers celebrate the timeless treasures of Exmoor and some delicious attractions, community events and new ventures.

Michelle Werrett takes a look at the traditional farm buildings of Exmoor, Sue Viccars goes walking in Barle Country and Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Beth Jerrett and Ben Bryant provide an insight into the highs and lows of our coast – from the lowest tides in 200 years, to the highest cliffs in the country.

Endymion Beer expands on this journey, with an explanation for children of the wildlife of our cliffs, Trevor Beer profiles the grey heron and Rosemary FitzGerald investigates the secret life of ferns.

Delighting the senses are the aromas of summer, as celebrated by Jane Mares and the beautiful art works of renowned Exmoor artist Ann Le Bas.

Tony James meets Terry Moule and his racing ferrets at Witheridge, heads to Porlock to find out how work is progressing for Porlock Bay Oysters and visits Barbara Wigley and Joan Ratcliff to reminisce about the last 50 years of the Golden Horseshoe. Avril Stone, meanwhile, enjoys Bill Mitchell’s memories about his seafaring days and the infamous Bideford Bar.

We hope that you enjoy all this and more in our summer issue.

Happy reading!

Naomi, Elaine and Sue

PS: Don’t forget – you can subscribe to the magazine as a gift (perfect for Mothering Sunday or Father’s Day) so if you are stuck for presents you need look no further. An affordable gift which lasts all year. Our phone number is 0845 224 1203.