The Club's first Sunday walk of the year was a huge success thanks to the organisation of Ueli and Elizabeth who welcomed a good bunch of us to their home on Exmoor. Meeting at Exford car park at 10am we feared the threatened downpours might spoil the day but we needn't have worried, the weather was perfect for walking. The route was a seven mile walk along the pretty valley to Winsford, passing several groups of deer along the way, and to everyone's relief the terrain was fairly level with none of the steep hills that we have grown to expect with Phil Boaden's treks (4 miles means it's probably 8 and if he tells you there are slight inclines then take oxygen masks etc!).

Ueli & Elizabeth's home was a pleasure to visit, very picturesque yet one of the oldest houses in the village (listed in the Domesday Book) set amidst its beautifully kept gardens it should be featured on a chocolate box! The weary walkers were treated to an array of refreshments - delicious cakes washed down by a glass of Dunkery Ale, and copious amounts of wine and coffee. Perhaps we can arrange for all walks to end at Ueli & Elizabeth's?

Needless to say we didn't fancy (or couldn't manage!) a 7 mile return journey to Exford so into the horse box we all climbed to be ferried like livestock to within a 30 minute hike back to our starting point. Another interesting experience to end off a super day on the moors!

The Club extends very warm thanks to Ueli & Elizabeth for their generous hospitality (we'll be back!)