Purple rain on Exmoor

Posted on August 20, 2017


There’s been a lot of rain this summer. (Who’d have thought that when scientists said we would have warmer, wetter summers that we actually would?). Anyhow apart from making the tourists pissed off and having to plan when to mow the lawn, it has meant that north Devon is looking green and lush at the mo. I live near to Exmoor and as I discovered on a recent camping trip there is an impressive display of moorland heather this year.

An upland purple carpet spanning the border of Devon and Somerset, sitting over the Bristol channel.

As ever these pix look so much better on a big screen, just click on it.

Dunkery cloud.

This heather was buzzing with the sound of bees.

View towards Somerset.

Gorse and heather.

Exmoor foal.

This years model.

Mum keeping an eye in the background.

Rain on the way.

Painting the AA box 137 at Porlock Hill.

Witches knickers.

Hidden valley.

Typical Exmoor brochure shot.


More and more.

“Heather is looking splendid this year”.

Young un.

View down to Porlock.


Ponies in the heather.


Pony on the top.

Room to breathe.

Canon 5d mk3 w/ 24-70mm f2.8 ll & Fuji XT2 w/ 100-400mm.


Posted in: Exmoor, Somerset