A journey taking images and sharing knowledge in photography on this classic walk in the heart of Exmoor combines moorland rambling with a beautiful riverside path in the Exe Valley. A steep climb leads up to Road Hill and Room Hill, with fine views over Exford and wide vistas stretching to Exmoor’s highest point, Dunkery Beacon.
The bridleway plunges into Curr Cleave, whose steep sides show the erosive power of the river over millennia. After crossing the Exe at Nethercote, we follow the bridleway and footpath back to Exford. As there are now more than 2500 red deer on the moor (England’s largest herd), there is always a chance of seeing them, especially in areas of the moor such as this with ample cover.
However, you need to stay alert and keep quiet. Deer are easier to spot in winter once the leaves have fallen. They are most active early and late in the day but are very wary – understandable in view of Exmoor’s long hunting traditions. They have an excellent sense of smell and very sharp hearing. Usually, they will be aware of you long before you are aware of them. Well camouflaged, deer are surprisingly easy to overlook despite their considerable size and are very adept at blending into the background. Often, they react to human presence by staying stock still.
Members, please remember to BOOK your place as places are limited.
A maximum group size of 12 means we ensure social distancing.
Travel to and from the meeting point, food, and drinks, personal items.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING ALONG?
Camera ideally with a wide-angle and long lens, spare batteries, memory cards, a tripod, filters, and cable release.
Meeting and event details (Exmoor) will be emailed approximately 3 days before the event.
Free if you’re a Photo Club Member