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

White Rock Cottage, Simonsbath

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 below.


Crofts and Castles Guided Walk Booking Form

Walk Booking Form
  • Please complete one form per person. Contact details will only be used to update you on any changes to the walk and for Track & Trace purposes if applicable.
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