The Exmoor Radio Show – Episode 15

Thirty years of running the White Horse Inn in Exford | The photographs that chronicle the history of Lynton and Lynmouth | Get on your bike and raise money for charity at the Great Exmoor Ride | Take a Land Rover tour with Exmoor National Park

The Exmoor Radio Show shares stories and conversations with the people who work and play in Britain’s most magical national park. The programme is recorded on location in Exmoor and produced in Lynton by Keri Jones. In this episode of The Exmoor Radio Show:

Linda and Peter Hendrie are the longest-serving landlord and landlady in the 16th century White Horse Inn’s history. The couple chat with Keri Jones about some of the milestone events during their thirty years in charge of the Exford pub. They talk about extending the accommodation, their role in community life, the impact of the devastating foot and mouth outbreak and taking on the village’s youth hostel. (00:43)

John Loveless is a ‘visual storyteller’, according to Facebook! The published author is also passionate about telling the story of Lynton and Lynmouth through his ever-expanding photographic archive. John has been sharing his vast collection on the Lyn Valley History Facebook page. He tells Keri Jones about his favourite image, the scene he would love to find captured in a picture, and he explains how he applies detective techniques to dating images. (14:04)

When did you last get on your bike? On Exmoor, we’re lucky that cycling is safer than in cities and, of course, the scenery is spectacular. If it’s been a while since you’ve pushed pedals, you still have time to get into training for a bike ride across the moor on 1st September. Darren McKimm organises the Great Exmoor Ride for charity. He talks with Keri Jones about the 66-mile route. (21:51)

Exmoor National Park is offering visitors and locals an insight into a park ranger’s duties through a series of special, 6-hour day tours. It’s the second year of this initiative. During the guided Land Rover ride, the ranger will stop at a hill farm, beauty and wildlife spots. Ranger Dave Gurnett tells Exmoor Radio that there’s lots of good homemade food and a special souvenir for passengers to take home. And Dave talks about the common misunderstanding about national parks that he tries to address during the tour. (26:36)