Lynton and Lynmouth

We have just come back from an outing over the moor. It’s not particularly cold today but it is dull and very windy. I got blown sideways a couple of times.

I’m very tired and a bit overwhelmed and happy to be back home so I haven’t edited the following images in any way so they show the day for what it is. Two or three images are from our last trip to Lyndon and Lynmouth.

Lynmouth nestles down in the river valley whereas Lynton sits on the hill above. There is a cable car that links the two together.

So the following are of Lynmouth…

And these are of Lynton…

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The best part of today’s trip was visiting the John Arbon Textiles shop in Lynton. I love this shop! John and Juliet are well known for the quality socks they produce but even more successfully so since the were featured on the BBC Countryfile tv programme two years ago. I’ve mentioned before how I visited their mill a couple of years ago as part of a national open mills weekend. I’m eager to go to the next opening which is to be held over 19 – 20th May this year.

I came away with a bag full of fibre to spin. Yay! I asked if I could take some photos of the shop to share with my blog readers. Again I have not edited the photos but I’m sure it gives a good impression of the treasure to be found there…

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I love the red Christmas stockings hanging as part of the Christmas window display. To get a better idea pop on over toย here . John and Juliet’s business is a small, ethical and family run.

I’ll post pictures of the fibre I purchased in another post.

 

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Autumn ๐Ÿ‚ at Knightshayes

Yesterday we went over the moor to visit Knightshayes again. I thought I had blogged about a few weeks ago but apparently I haven’t…my memory playing tricks again. It’s rather confused me, it doesn’t take much these days!

Knightshayes Court is a National Trust property just to the north of Tiverton in north Devon. You can find their websiteย here.

The old stable block and buildings now serve as entrance, shop, toilets, book room and tearoom. The house is at some distance away. Here are some images of the house but mostly of autumn ๐Ÿ‚ colour…

You can see the front of the house on their website. We didn’t visit the formal garden as we had Bertie with us. Dogs are allowed through to the garden and adjacent woodland in the winter months.

 

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And some wider views..

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I also love texture ๐Ÿ˜ƒ This is an oak I the picnic area…

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I found these crafty books in their secondhand bookshop ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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