Wed, 21 Jun|
Club Outing 2 : Brian Sherlow : Porlock Weir
This theme for this trip germinated from an image I put into one of the competitions in the 2022/23 season "Lone Tree At Sunset" See below. However, I need to start with disappointing news that although we will be there at high tide, it is unlikely that the marsh will flood at this time of year. Bas
Time & Location
21 Jun 2023, 10:00
Porlock Weir, Porlock Weir, Minehead TA24, UK
About the event
This theme for this trip germinated from an image I put into one of the competitions in the 2022/23 season "Lone Tree At Sunset" See below. However, I need to start with disappointing news that although we will be there at high tide, it is unlikely that the marsh will flood at this time of year. Basically, the high tide isn't high enough. However, with the planned itinerary for the trip, there are still plenty of photographic opportunities.
As June 21st is the longest day, it is planned to be at Porlock Marshes at sunset which is at 21:34. Coincidentally, high tide is at 21:10. I have attached a plan from Photopills below that shows the position of sunset. (Orange Line)
The plan for the day will start at Selworthy, a small village with chocolate box cottages, a white church and great views across to Exmoor. It also has a very good cafe to start the trip with coffee. After this, we will visit Allerford which has an ancient packhorse bridge and a small working forge/blacksmiths. The final stop before dinner will be Bossington, another picturesque village with paths to the sea should you wish to venture further.
I have booked a table for 8 at The Ship Inn in Porlock Weir for 18:00. https://www.shipinnporlockweir.co.uk Please note they have asked for pre orders prior to arrival so check out the menu well in advance.
After dinner and a chance to photograph Porlock Weir, we will make our way to Porlock Marshes for the sunset.
A few additional points
- Given the late finish to the trip, I am planning this as an afternoon/evening visit starting in Selworthy at 13:00
- Slightly obvious, the journey back will be in the dark and drivers need to be happy with driving on winding A roads
- I envisage not getting back to Sidmouth until 23:30(ish)
- There will be a reasonable amount of walking but is it mainly on the flat and on good surfaces. The walk to The Marshes is on tracks but easy to negotiate.
I have planned this trip based on 8 people so it will require one additional car with 3 spare seats available. I am taking my car with 3 seats up for grabs. We can extend beyond 8 if we can get additional drivers/cars.
Please let me know if you are interested in attending and whether you would be prepared to drive and chauffeur others.