Dulverton, Somerset

Sitting snugly in a deep wooded valley on the southern edge of Exmoor National Park, this little market town in Somerset is a delight to visit. Narrow roads, cobbled paths that run in front of cottages, lots of independent shops, and a choice of places to eat. Visit the Guildhall Heritage and Arts Centre for a taste of old Dulverton; if there’s an angler amongst you, take to the River Barle and fish for wild trout and salmon; you’ll find a fishing tackle shop in the town. Have a stroll along the river and when you get back go and have some lunch at Woods Bar & Restaurant or at the Bridge Inn, next to the bridge over the Barle. It’s not far to the ancient clapper bridge of Tarr Steps, worth a visit whilst you’re here.