Join Date: May 2005
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Exmoor Wild Camping courtesy of Tomtom
If you're ever in South Devon and want to go in the Porlock direction, my advice is to forgo the Tomtom and go back to the maps.
After going through Dulverton we were led on to Exford and then onto smaller and smaller roads until we found ourselves alongside Dunkery Beacon and then onto a track only suitable for packhorses and 4 by 4's.
Although we were only just over 2 miles from the campsite we gave up and spent the night on the open moor. Don't ask me if it's allowed - I don't know. What I do know that in 12 hours only 1 vehicle came along and that was a Land Rover signed as Exmoor Discovery Tours full of adventure seekers paying £17.50 a head.
After all the frustrations of the day, it was a wonderful experience to go outside at midnight into total blackness, with not one light showing in any direction, and really SEE the stars.
The picture is taken early in the morning and should give you some idea of what it was like.
Next day, it was out with the maps, over the moors and down Porlock Hill (it was a breeze after the day before).