A Walk to Dunster

Over Easter we stayed in Minehead in Somerset.  It was glorious weather and one afternoon I decided to walk to Dunster, a few miles away.  I walked along the coast and past the golf course (taking care to listen for shouts of ‘Fore!’) and then turned inland. 

Here is Dunster railway station, where trains from the West Somerset Railway stop.  I didn’t see any trains, unfortunately, but heard them in the distance.

Dunster railway station

There was a big hill up to Dunster village itself but I trudged along and eventually came to the main street.  Didn’t have time to visit the castle, unfortunately, but I saw this old yarn market where they used to sell yarn in medieval times:

old yarn market, Dunster

Isn’t it gorgeous?  I love the roof timbers:

roof timbers in yarn market, Dunster

I had a wander round the shops, very touristy but some lovely arty things in them, and then wended my way back along the coast again, fortified by a yummy ice cream…

Back through the fields where the lambs were capering…. there were rooks or crows nesting in those trees in the background and they had plenty to say to each other in VERY loud voices!

English countryside with sheep

I saw lots of angelica (I think it was angelica, anyway, it looked similar to what I grew a couple of years ago) growing wild:


One night there was a gorgeous sunset – I tested the sunset setting on my camera and I think it turned out pretty well!

sunset in Minehead

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4 Responses to A Walk to Dunster

  1. Sandra Wyman April 21, 2009 at 9:38 am #

    Remember spending part of a summer in this area when I was little, especially one magical evening when we walked onto the moor and saw a herd of red deer galloping – a magical memory!

  2. Jennifer Rose April 21, 2009 at 11:52 am #

    thanks for sharing the pictures 🙂 that old yarn market is really cool, piece of history that is nice to still have around.

  3. Lynsey April 24, 2009 at 8:01 pm #

    Beautiful sunset – and nicely captured too.

  4. Joseph Giri May 4, 2009 at 7:25 pm #

    My best friend is from England and she was showing me pics from Dunster the other day. Am trying to find out how much a ticket to England is for this summer!