Today we went for a lovely walk on Holdstone Down, which is on the edge of Exmoor, near the village of Combe Martin. It's around 350 metres high at the summit and on a clear day (like today!) you can see Dartmoor to the south, and all the way across the Bristol Channel to the Brecon Beacons in South Wales. It's a wonderful place to get a little perspective on where you sit in the world. On a clear evening it's apparently an amazing place to go star gazing. I'll be putting that on my todo list!
Although it's remote, it's also really accessible, there's a couple of car parks nearby, and pathways leading up to the summit form different directions. You can walk from Combe Martin but it's a bit of a hike, I'll be saving that for another day!
We met a squirrel at the top, who appeared to have made his home in the cairn at the summit, there were also a few buzzards flying around, and plenty of Skylarks nesting in the heather, so plenty of wildlife to enjoy too!
The best thing about the visit was really the sky. As you're at the highest point for many miles you really get to appreciate it, I had The Orb's Little Fluffy Clouds going around my head a lot!
I managed to take a couple of panorama shots which hopefully capture the mood of the sky, you can see in a couple of shots also how windy it was, which added to the dynamic. When you're in a place that that you never know how the weather might change, luckily for us we were just fine.
Anyway, hope you enjoy the pictures of a stunning afternoon...