August 22nd, 2007

Wanaka tree

Arlington Court, North Devon

At the end of last week I took my mother for a day out around North Devon and Exmoor. (Aren't I the dutiful son?) We started by driving right through and across Exmoor. Because of the wet weather we have had it was really green and purple with heather. I love Exmoor. I spent quite a lot of time in the area when I was a teenager and see it as a kind of extension of my home patch. The National Park is a kind of farmed wilderness and as ancient as anywhere. 

Our first stop, if you don't count a pee break in Wheddon Cross, was Arlington Court near Combe Martin, a stone's throw from the North Devon coast. It is a Georgian manor house set in a large area of parkland and some nice gardens. 

And here it is.

Very Jane Austen!

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