Monday, 6 June 2011
Days Out in Somerset:: The Tall Trees Trail
The tree, a Douglas fir, is on the Tall Trees Trail, an accessible route that forms a small part of the network of cycle and walking trails in the Nutcombe Bottom area near Dunster. I defy you not to think of squirrels' backsides on hearing this name! It's only about 600m long but has a wealth of information boards and interactive bits and pieces along the way.
Royal Oak at Luxborough is an absolute cracker, a quintessential country inn with a warm welcome for adults and children and good home cooked, often imaginative food. It's the only place where I've ever eaten razor clams but unfortunately these moreish molluscs weren't on the menu this time. They're devillishly difficult to forage to perhaps the pub's seafood gatherer had lost their knack. However, as compensation, my dessert of pistachio and chocolate creme brulee was genius in a ramekin and is a twist on an old favourite that is certainly worth trying to replicate at home.