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What’s On Events May Half Term 2017 Devon Dorset Somerset

What’s On Events, May Half Term 2017 Devon, Dorset & Somerset Welcome to my roundup of What’s On Events this May Half Term in East Devon, West Dorset and South Somerset. Here on the border of these counties we have a huge range of days out and activities to choose from. You can take your pick from a full on day out at one of the local big tourist attractions or why not head to a nature reserve or the beach for a calmer time,  exploring the wildlife or searching for fossils. So for this post, true to my blog...

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A Lovely Walk Up The Iconic Colmer’s Hill near Bridport

A Walk Up Colmer’s Hill near Bridport Colmer’s Hill is an iconic part of the West Dorset landscape. This pretty little hill (it’s only 417ft high), perches above Symondsbury on the edge of Bridport and seems to hold court over the surrounding countryside. Whenever I am driving from the Dorchester direction, I know I’m nearly home when I see Colmer’s Hill.  It’s pretty shape and the copse of pine trees on the brow are the subject of a great many excellent photographs and paintings. In no way can I compete with the dedicated photographers who take amazing sunrise photos,...

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South West Deer Rescue Centre

The South West Deer Rescue Centre   The  South West Deer Rescue Centre in South Somerset is somewhere I had heard about and was keen to learn more. So as I’m writing up a post then you may well assume that I have now been. Well sadly not. This post is rather unusual as it is being written through the eyes and words of my daughter, who was lucky enough to be invited there as part of a friend’s birthday day out. The rescue centre is open by appointment only and welcomes groups to be shown around by the...

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My Guide to the best Bluebell Woods in Devon Dorset and Somerset

Best Bluebell Woods in Devon Dorset and Somerset I love bluebells –  the heady scent, their amazing colour and the promise they bring that summer is really on its way again. A walk in the types of ancient woodlands that bluebells love is hard to beat. The leaves of the beech trees emerge almost fluorescent green,  the sun dappling through their branches casting shadows on the bluebells so that together they look so beautiful. This is my guide to the best Bluebell Woods on the Devon, Dorset, Somerset borders – there are no doubt others that you know of, but...

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A Lovely Walk Around Otterhead Lakes Nature Reserve

A Walk Around Otterhead Lakes in the Blackdown Hills Otterhead Lakes are two beautiful reservoirs south of Taunton in the Blackdown Hills and are a great spot for a walk. With a little river connecting them there are footpaths, bridges, birds to watch and what looks like a carpet of bluebells waiting to emerge later this month. Despite living only 20 minutes away for quite some time, I’d only recently heard of these lakes – I reckon it’s a ploy by locals in the know to keep it for themselves! Sorry I’ve rumbled you! On our walk we rather...

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About Clare

Clare Flipflops or WelliesHi! I am Clare, whether you are on holiday, recently moved to the region or like me live here and realise that there are great places a just few miles away that seem to have passed you by, then I hope you enjoy reading my blog and finding new places to explore and enjoy.

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29apr - 14mayapr 2910:00 ammay 14Forde Abbey Tulip FestivalA wonderful floral display

5may5:00 pm- 9:00 pmSeaton Eats BoutiqueEvening Street Food Market

7may1:00 pm- 4:00 amLyme Regis May FeteLyme Regis Carnival and Regatta

12may7:00 pm- 11:00 pmBarn Dance at Hazelbury MillCrewkerne Relay For Life

21may12:00 pm- 4:00 pmSeaton - Art@JublieeArt Exhibition and Market

26may - 29may 266:00 pmmay 29Lyme Regis Jazz and Blues WeekendJazz and Blues

27may - 29All DayRiver Cottage Spring FairA Foodies Day Out

27may11:00 am- 6:00 pmB Sharp Busking FestivalFree Music in Lyme Regis!

29may1:30 pm- 5:00 pmStockland FairTraditional Country Village Fair

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