Crofts and Castles - Exploring John Knight’s forgotten buildings


Date: 27th May 2021 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Exmoor’s moorland landscape is not associated with buildings, but in 1819 John Knight began erecting little ‘Scottish’ crofts across his Exmoor estate. Join Rob Wilson-North and Tom Thurlow for this exploration, which is linked to a Simonsbath Festival event the evening before (26th May). It begins with a tour of the recently conserved White Rock Cottage in Simonsbath and then ventures out through Ashcombe Gardens to consider the landscape John Knight was set on creating and to discover the traces of another ‘croft’ in a remote moorland valley. 4mls/4hrs. Dogs on leads. Meet: 11am at Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath TA24 7SH. Bring a packed lunch. Current Government regulations do not allow groups to meet for exercise. If these should change and this walk is able to go ahead, we will update information accordingly. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL in any case, using the form on the Exmoor Society website page for this walk.

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Location: Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath TA24 7SH
Booking: Booking essential
Charge: Free but donations are welcome to help cover administration costs
Contact: 01398323335

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