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Cooking over wood – the ultimate glamping experience

A Firepit provides the ultimate glamping experience. Sitting around a wood fire offers warmth as the evenings become cooler, a chance to sit and listen to wood crackling, to devour the smoky smell of wood burning and watch the burning flame in the night sky. A firepit also offers the opportunity to cook over wood or charcoal, a thrilling and fun experience to cook food that tastes amazing and connects you to nature. Each hut and the yurt has its… Read More »Cooking over wood – the ultimate glamping experience

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Unleash Adventure: 5 Free Outdoor Activities on Exmoor

Image credit: Shaun Davey / Exmoor Commons Exmoor is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, and best of all, the majority of activities won’t cost you a penny. Whether you’re a walker, cyclist, wildlife watcher, stargazer or wild swimmer, you’ll be in your element and entirely at home with all Exmoor has to offer. Stay tuned as we reveal the best free outdoor activities on Exmoor for all to enjoy. Exmoor walking & hiking Exmoor welcomes hikers and walkers of all… Read More »Unleash Adventure: 5 Free Outdoor Activities on Exmoor

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Autumn & Winter Events on Exmoor

Are you searching for the perfect autumn adventure or a cosy winter retreat? Look no further than Exmoor, where stunning landscapes, enchanting wildlife, and a plethora of exciting events await. Here, we’ll share 5 of the best things to do on Exmoor to elevate your seasonal stay. Exmoor Dark Skies Did you know that Exmoor National Park is an International Dark Sky Reserve, meaning it’s one of the best places in the world to stargaze? As night falls, the sky… Read More »Autumn & Winter Events on Exmoor

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Yurt stays at Orchard Escapes Exmoor

We are delighted to announce that our brand-new yurt is now available to book for stays between April and October. The aptly named Orchard Yurt is nestled at the far end of the orchard and is the epitome of luxury glamping on Exmoor. We know you’ll love it as much as we do!  After receiving planning permission to add a yurt to the orchard, we commissioned a handmade yurt by Somerset company Avalon Yurts. Not only does it blend seamlessly with its natural surroundings,… Read More »Yurt stays at Orchard Escapes Exmoor

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Building a resilient future?

“Farming” is the activity of growing crops or keeping animals on a farm, according to Collinsdictionary. But what does the future hold for farming? Recently, there seems to have been an onslaught of negativity towards farming practices. Every timeyou open a paper, switch on the TV or look at social media, farmers are being blamed for climatechange, destroying nature, polluting rivers. We’re led to believe eating meat is bad for us, and as aresult the masses are reducing their meat… Read More »Building a resilient future?

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What a year!

Starting our glamping site I’m amazed, when I look back over the past year, to see how far we’ve come. July 2021, I worked my last day as a Practice Nurse at a local GP surgery – a job that had filled my life (along with bringing up our 3 children and working on the farm) for the past 25 years. Many of my friends, family and colleagues ask if I miss Nursing, but I can honestly say I don’t… Read More »What a year!