Day Five of our trip to Exmoor took us to Horner Woods in the morning. This was a relatively short drive, we parked in the car park and headed off into the woods. There are plenty of opportunities to go off the default red trail and extend your walk, we however stuck to the shorter path due to wanting a more relaxing day after yesterdays coastal walk. Its a nice walk around the forest with the river and a few nice looking bridges to photograph along the way. We had the fortune of walking along the path when we could hear a noise in the distance getting louder, all of a sudden on the path ahead we could see eleven Exmoor Ponies trotting towards us on the path. Was really nice to see them in their natural environment, we moved off the path to allow them a choice of route and watched as the trotted on past us and up a steeper path. The walk took a few hours as we were slow and stopping every now and again to photograph a scene or just admire the views.
Due to the time of year we went the forest was a lovely autumn scene , full of colour.
Horner water running through Horner Woods with is fast flowing water , bridges and bolders make for some great images
When you finish your walk and are heading back towards the car park, check out the tea rooms, the cream teas are a must !
After we had our cream tea we made our way back to the car and as we travelled back we noticed a sign for Porlock Weir, so as we still had time and some energy, not to mention the need to burn off all the cream tea and take aways , we turned off and took a look.
Porlock itself is a very small place with a few cottages and a couple of little businesses, cafes and take aways. We had a walk around and a walk along the stoney beach , had a tea on the way back. Nice little stop off on the way back to the Bungalow