Summer in Dulverton
After another difficult start to the year, school's have finally broken up, summer is here and, if we are lucky, we may even get to see some sun. Although things are a little different this year, one thing stays the same, and that is that tourists from all over will head to Dulverton to enjoy the tranquillity, beauty and peace of the countryside. As a small business we rely heavily on the tourist trade and so we are pleased that once again Dulverton can open it's doors to visitors (all be in, in a safe and sensible way).
Despite being small Dulverton isn't lacking in amenities with it's 3 car parks, 3 cafes, 3 pubs, 2 charity shops, a co-op, fruit and veg shop, multiple gift shops and so so much more. We certainly feel very blessed to live in Dulverton and enjoy it's small town peculiarities (if you have ever seen Gilmore Girls then like Stars Hollow is the most accurate description I can give).
If you are staying in Dulverton at the moment, planning a trip in the future or perhaps you're someone we can convince to come down at some point, here are 7 things to do in and around Dulverton.
1. Go for a walk or try some water sports at Wimbleball Lake
There are plenty of cycling and walking routes at the lake, but we highly recommend taking advantage of their water sports hire. Paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing and more are all available and you can also arrange lessons.
2. Treat yourself to a homemade lunch or delicious cream tea at one of Dulverton's cafes
No trip to Exmoor is complete without a cream tea and we won't judge you if you put the jam and cream on the wrong way round (obviously the right way is cream first and then jam!).
3. Head to Tarr Steps
Parking is only £3 for the day and there is a great circular walk you can do next to the river. After your walk if you feel a little thirsty or peckish then you can enjoy some refreshments at the Tarr Farm Inn who do amazing food.
4. Grab a drink or a meal at one of the pubs
Dulverton has three pubs which all serve delicious food and have a range of local drinks available. Pick any one of them and you're sure to have a great evening.
5. Walk through Burridge Woods
Just over the bridge in Dulverton you can enter the woods and follow the river up to Marsh Bridge. Perfect for getting into the shade on a sunny day, or for using the trees as rain cover when there is classic Exmoor weather.
6. Get lost in the second hand bookshop
It's a surprise to some that Dulverton has such a large bookshop but we do and it's filled with all sorts of treasures.
7. Visit Browns of Dulverton!
Well of course no trip to Dulverton is complete without a trip to Browns. If you bring your dog with you then we will even throw in a free gravy bone treat for them!
There are also lots of seasonal activities in Dulverton from farmer's markets to Dulverton by Starlight. Check in with the visitor centre or look at the Visit Dulverton Facebook page to see what is on when you are staying.