In Dulverton, there is currently an exhibition about an amazing lady called Hope Bourne. You can read more about her here
She was born in Oxford in 1918. In the early 1950s she and her mother came to live on Exmoor. By the 1970s Hope Bourne was on her own, with no home, no formal qualifications and little money. What she did possess, in abundance, was intelligence, fortitude, and a deep love of wild places. She lived alone, in a small caravan sited in a remote part of Exmoor. She was more or less self-sufficient, earning a small living through her writing, sketches and paintings of her environment. She loved colour, "one of the great emotional forces of life". Her surroundings developed a deep sense of spirituality within her.
There is much to learn from her words and so I shall be checking out second-hand book shops to look for her books. She is a very inspirational lady.