Exmoor The Country Magazine Autumn 2019This year’s autumn magazine is packed with atmospheric images of this most wonderful time of year, opening with our cover of an October dawn at Prayway Head by Rob Hatton, who emailed us quite by chance to ask if we would like to use the image. Thank you Rob for getting in touch!

Another approach which we received earlier this year was from Atha Murphy, who had discovered an incredible archive of West Somerset photographs hidden away in boxes in her cupboards – the work of her grandfather, amateur photographer Clement Ernest Kille. I am delighted that we were offered the chance to publish these here – an honour which would have given great pleasure to the late Hilary Binding. In particular, she would, I am sure, have been tickled by the special detail in the Hobby Horse photo – see if you can spot it!

Staying in West Somerset, Tony James and Andrew Hobbs visit Chris and Dee Binnie at their historic home in the hamlet of Brockwell, Sue Viccars’ circular walk from Horner takes in the Dunster Path and Luccombe and Laura Hogevold writes about the Moorhouses’ Cato Poll Hereford herd near Stogumber.

Over in North Devon, we have recipes from Quince Honey Farm, a beautiful feature on the geology of the North Devon coast by Jenny Carey-Wood from the AONB, treetop escapes to fill you with longing and Julian Gurney focuses on lighthouses for his Nature Diary.

Mel Roach visits the Moorland Pantry in Lynton, Jane Mares takes to the uplands for autumn and Rosemary FitzGerald teams up with photographer Julia Amies-Green for an evocative meander down the deep lanes.

We hope that you enjoy all this and more in the 88th issue of our magazine. Have a wonderful autumn!

Naomi, Elaine, Heather and Bryan

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