On the go ... the Edwardian carriage is a highlight of the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre.

Gathering steam

Patricia Maunder goes on and off the rails in a region of wine, riding trails and military history.

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Village feel ... Market Street.

Bread, wine and spuds

Among the autumn leaves, Kristin Lee discovers a town with gastronomic heart and growing appeal.

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Sunday lunch: Lavandula, Shepherds Flat

WANDER around Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm and chances are you will meet Flora MacDonald the cheeky terrier, Barbarella the ginger cat, two donkeys (Ferdinand and Theodora) and Pascal the pony.

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