Guided Walk: Crofts and Castles - Exploring John Knight’s forgotten buildings
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.
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