I suppose there is any number of things that Exmoor is famous for. Exmoor Ponies seem to appear on hundreds of postcards - and photos too!
But literature is a part of its heritage. In Dulverton, near the Exmoor Park Authority’s headquarters, stands a statue to a fictional character synonymous with the area.
Lorna Doone, the heroine of RD Blackmore’s most famous novel rises above a mini roundabout – well, Exmoor’s version of a roundabout.
In a quest to increase turnover, businesses never miss an opportunity to remind us of the area’s literary connections. RF Delderfield set nearly all his novels in the area. To Serve Them All My Days is one of my favourites. The hero, David Powlett-Jones, travels to the area by train – disembarking at the long since lost station at Dulverton.
What could be better than trampling across Exmoor in the rain, following in PJ’s footsteps?