The River Barle in beautiful winter sunshine.
Photo by Sarah Hailstone.
On a chilly winter’s morning deep in the valley a frosted village sits whilst the sun rays slowly rise at Withypool, Exmoor.
Withypool is a small village in Somerset, England, near the centre of Exmoor National Park and close to the border with Devon. The word Withy means “willow”. Withypool is in the Barle Valley on the River Barle. The village lies on the route of the Two Moors Way and the Celtic Way Exmoor Option.
To the southwest of the village lie Withypool Common and Withypool Hill.
Thanks for looking, Rich.
Photo by Simon Stuart.
Annere Martin took this photo of East Combe in December 2019.
East Combe is on North Hill, showing glimpses of Selworthy Sands, with the Bristol Channel beyond.
“The winter light hits the frosted valley whilst the small river water flows by at Simonsbath, Exmoor.
Simonsbath is a small village high on Exmoor in the English county of Somerset. It is the principal settlement in the Exmoor civil parish, The River Exe rises from a valley to the north, and the River Barle runs through the village and is crossed by a triple-arched medieval bridge that was extensively repaired after floods in 1952. The settlement lies on the route of the Two Moors Way and close to the Macmillan Way West.
Thanks for looking, Rich.”
A week ago parts of Exmoor experienced the first snowfall of this winter. Overnight, the moors were turned into a winter wonderland.
Richard Cliff took this photo of a snowy tree tunnel on Exmoor at Five Cross Ways, Anstey Common, on 14 November 2019. On our Facebook page this image became an instant hit: Thanks to so many people liking and sharing the photo, it reached 52,000 people in a week.
“Crawled like a Lizard to get to this one. I think he liked me.”
Photo by Peter Creech.