We're championing interactive story walks
We're inviting families with children to explore interactive story trails in the county this year (2017) - combining 21st century technology with our ancient landscapes.
There are 13 digitally interactive family story walks available in our part of the world and they include one at Horner, which is near Allerford, Minehead and has a fairy tale sort of name already, perfect for the imagination!
Parents, grandparents or guardians can link in in advance with either a mobile phone or tablet so that once they are at Horner their storytelling journey can begin. The group could also take it in turns to read out loud to each other while following the trail.
The story will reveal each new location after every chapter, eventually finishing by a secret hidden journal for everyone to sign and then replace.
Each story is different, location dependant, and interactive, asking participants to make things on the way as part of the tale.
Following the visit to Horner, guests could drive up to Webbers Post and up over Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor. There are plenty of stunning views looking down into Dunkery and Horner Woods, which is a National Nature Reserve and a wonderful place for children to visit.
The other 12 story walk trails are in Dunster, Dulverton, Minehead, Holford, Porlock Weir and Nutcombe Bottom. There are also dozens of smaller trails that have been developed by Somerset school children in Stogumber, Crowcombe and Frome.
Horner can be reached by taking the A39 road from Minehead. After the sharp bend and right hand turn for Allerford and Bossington, the turn for Horner is just another 500m or so around the bend. Horner is signposted with West Luccombe. Follow the road over a small bridge and past a campsite on the right, turning left into the pay and display car park. There are toilets here and two tearooms.