Silent Sunday…… Off to Church


Early morning autumnal sunshine lights up the tower of All Saints Church standing proud above the Village of Dulverton, Somerset in the Exmoor National Park.  All the signs of a peaceful Sunday.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

4th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

A Little Gem on Exmoor……


Horner Water flowing through the valley of Horner Woods.    The hamlet of Horner, a great starting point to explore the valley, can be found near to West Luccombe which lies on the eastern edge of the Exmoor National Park.   Exmoor is, part in Devon and part, as is the case with Horner, in Somerset.  These quiet high wooded valleys are wonderful to tramp, paths weaving there way  through the woods, sometimes following old packhorse trails, with some leading you on and out onto the high open moors of Exmoor…. and maybe a coastal view.

Looking forward to exploring again…..   but till then….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

24th July

(C) David Oakes 2020

Sunday….maybe we should go to Church

Tarr Steps, Dulverton

There is something about an old church or cathedral that creates a unique ambience no matter if you are religiously motivated or not.  Somewhere away from everyday noise with its hustle and bustle, somewhere that calms the spirit, somewhere that has a feel all of its own.  This is All Saints Church at Selworthy, Somerset situated on a high hill above the village, sheltered from the sea on one side but giving expansive views over Exmoor.  The interior feels spacious, deceptively so. Perhaps it is the high wooden ceiling and tall windows that creates that impression.  But from the outside you get a better impression of its size, creatively built into the slope,  a landmark seen for miles around…


All Saints was built in the 15th c, though if I recall correctly, the tower is earlier dating from the 14th c.  Typical of this part of Somerset the church has a Limewashed exterior which picks up the evening glow.  I suppose it is the fact that people have found this church of importance to them for over 600 years that adds to that spiritual feel….a place where one can feel the history of those who have gone before.

9th February

© David Oakes 2014