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Anyone for Poohsticks?

We’ve got some marvellous rivers and streams with bridges here in the Westcountry that make great locations for the odd game of poohsticks!

Not so far from us is Tarr Steps and it’s also worth visiting the picturesque Malmsmead, with its Robber’s Bridge, near Oare, which was included in the Lorna Doone story!

Tarr Steps used to be very famous and tourists flocked there but now it’s a bit quieter even on nice sunny days in the summer.

We love going there with our Labrador Tansy for a paddle in the river and a walk, and we always recommend it to our guests who stay with us.

For those who don’t know it, Tarr Steps is a bridge made of stone slabs over the river Barle.

It’s the longest of its kind in Britain and was first mentioned in documents in the Tudor times, but is thought to be much older. It’s a truly magical place.

There are so many outdoorsy things to do here all year long. But it’s not just about the wildlife, it’s a foodie haven too and we offer seasonal dishes, made with love, using ingredients sourced at various brooding, moor locations nearby.