A Postcard from Exmoor 6 – May 16th 2020

May 16th 2020    Life in lock down continues at a strange rhythm which we must confess we still haven’t been able to adjust to completely. Last week the video for V.E Day was our primary focus from Wednesday until we posted it online on Friday, and in that time our owl fledglings found their wings and moved across to the opposite river bank, we can still hear them but alas we think that this is the last we will see of them. With the temperatures fluctuating this week we have seen an extremely hard frost which has caused havoc with early planting on Exmoor – with people focusing on their gardens more »

A VE Day Postcard from Exmoor – May 8th 2020

  May 8th 2020    Today is a very special day for us all, remembering all those who helped liberate Europe in the Second World War and who’s brave efforts and sacrifices will never be forgotten.         We have spent the last few days putting together a special VE Day Video of Exford  which we really hope you will enjoy watching as much as we enjoyed making it, it really was a real village effort!  Today is a very special day when we celebrate Heroes both Past & Present.               Last week we posted a picture of an adult Tawny Owl more »

A Postcard from Exmoor 4 – May 1st 2020

May 1st 2020    Literally, it feels like only yesterday that we sent out our first “Postcard from Exmoor” to keep yeveryone informed as to what has been happening here at The Exmoor White Horse, and we now find ourselves at Week 4. Having enjoyed a sustained period of sunny weather over the past couple of weeks we are now experiencing several days of rain which the garden sorely needs, but which has scuppered a couple of projects we were hoping to finish – on the plus side the wild flower bed is finished and apple trees planted.         News about the Exmoor Community Shop – from more »

A Postcard from Exmoor 3 – April 24th 2020

  April 24th 2020    This week at The Exmoor White Horse we have been clearing and tidying the outside spaces – there seem to be a million and one jobs that need attention so we flit like butterflies between the Hotel & the Hostel. Although we haven’t seen our son Lewis for over a month now, his focus of attention had previously been on developing and extending the beer garden area by the river – working tirelessly through downpour after downpour at the beginning of the year until he was forced to down tools due to the lockdown. It is quite ironic that since then, the weather has been more »

A Postcard from Exmoor 2 – April 16th 2020

  April 16th 2020    Firstly, a well deserved pat on the back to everyone for staying at home and protecting the NHS over the Easter Weekend – made especially difficult we know due to the wonderful weather but Exmoor remained quiet and unvisited – apart from by the wildlife! We feel so grateful and humble as we have had the opportunity to enjoy the National Park whilst taking exercise, as well as starting a couple of projects in the Hostel Gardens. We applaud all of you who haven’t got access to the outdoor spaces as for you the isolation is so much more difficult.   Our Community Shop is gaining more »

A Postcard from Exmoor 1 – April 9th 2020

  April 9th 2020    We are reaching out to our customers and friends – sending you & your families our very best wishes and hoping that you are all safe and well. Our team at The White Horse would like collectively to thank you for the kind messages of support and friendship that we have received over the last few weeks. Life here on Exmoor is completely surreal at the moment as we are sure it is with each and every one of you. In the silence the birdsong is simply mesmerising as our new residents move into their seasonal accommodation within the Virginia creeper, they add a pleasant distraction more »

The English National Park Experience Collection

  The Exmoor White Horse Inn is proud to be working with the international travel trade as it joins The English National Park Experience Collection, telling the stories of our landscapes and their people. We aim to ensure that this beautiful area that we are fortunate enough to live and work in is promoted far afield for many more tourists to come and enjoy. #NationalParkExperiences #DiscoverEngland #Exmoor @NPExperiences The Exmoor White Horse Inn has been successful in applying to be one of the experiences in The English National Park Experience Collection. This brand new collection of bookable experiences tells the stories of our iconic National Parks and their people. And based more »

The Exmoor Beast – of the 2 wheeled variety!

  The Beast of Exmoor Returns!!! Not Really! Well this one does, in reality, but on two wheels. The annual Exmoor Beast bike ride took place on Sunday 7th October with The Exmoor White Horse Inn used as a feeder station. The Exmoor Beast started more than a decade ago which makes it one of the original tough sportives; and certainly the oldest sportive ride in Exmoor. It was a very tough bike ride back then and the weather made it even tougher in those early years. It continues to be tough – it’s a Beast!! This year’s routes was exciting and even more challenging than recent years. It was more »

Christmas on Exmoor

Staying at home this Christmas?  On your own?   It’s not much fun, even if your with your loved ones, having to do all of those jobs that are related to Christmas. Well you could change all that and join us here on Exmoor for a truly wonderful and memorable Christmas, as many others have done over the past thirty years that Peter and Linda have been welcoming guests to their wonderful old 16th century Inn. From the moment you arrive to be greeted by the warmth of the roaring logs burners in both the Bar and Lounge – especially welcoming if it’s bitterly cold, to the participating in our more »

Exmoor Red Deer Rut

  Red Deer Rut on Exmoor Whilst the temperature still remains mild and warm, the increase in precipitation reminds us that Autumn is indeed upon us or fast approaching. To further more enhance this notion, nature has a wonderful way of reminding us of how the seasons change and in particular how animal behaviour plays its role. Exmoor is famously known for its fine herd of Red Deer which roam freely across its land, or is it! For those who frequent this glorious national park it is, but for many who don’t, it is presumed that the big red deer herd’s reside in Scotland, which indeed they do, but here more »