Category Archives: Devon

Walk 76: Porlock to Minehead and the end of the SWCP – 3rd September 2020

Same drill as the day before: Matt dropped us at our glamorous start point, the public toilets at Porlock Weir, and drove on to Minehead in order to then walk back and meet us. The difference today was because of … Continue reading

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Walk 75: Lynmouth to Porlock – 2nd September 2020

Up early and out by 7.45 with Matt. He dropped us at Rock House in Lynmouth and drove on to Porlock Weir. The idea being that he would park and walk back towards us over the top path so that … Continue reading

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Walk 74: Hunter’s Inn, Heddon Valley to Lynmouth – 31st August 2020

All children/young adults present and correct: Louis, Ollie, Nelle, Tom, Mylo and Biba as well as Matt.  Ben dropped us at the Hunter’s Inn at Heddon and we crossed the busy, bubbling river to walk through the woods towards the … Continue reading

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Walk 73: Sandaway Holiday Park, Combe Martin to the Hunter’s Inn, Heddon Valley – 30th August 2020

‘Hanging on the Hangman’ It would be a lesson well-learnt to know that a night of celebratory drinking is not one best suited to some really tough coastal walking the next day. Really truly not. We knew what lay ahead … Continue reading

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Walk 72: Lee to Sandaway Carvan Park, Combe Martin – 29th August 2020

Breakfast, lunch made and out. Ben and Matt dropped us off at the cove in Lee, all rocky and shingly, by about 9.30 (a significantly later start than the 7ams at Kent to try and escape that phenomenal heat). No … Continue reading

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Walk 71: Putsbourgh to Lee – 8th March 2020

Had grand ideas of swimming or at least paddling along the length of Woolacombe Sands as the tide would be going out. In the morning chill when Ben dropped us at the top of the hill and the SWCP stretched … Continue reading

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Walk 70: Braunton to Putsbourgh – 7th March 2020

Good to have Barbara back on the path and we also got the pleasure of Tamsin for the first few miles: our first new guest walker in a long long time. Walked back down to Velator the way I’d come … Continue reading

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Walk 69: Bideford to Braunton – 6th March 2020

We should be in Devon right now for the next stretch of blissful coastal walking. But instead I’m here in Sussex and I haven’t even written up the last leg. Very remiss. Just for this once I’m going to blame … Continue reading

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Walk 68: Westward Ho! to Bideford – August 16th 2019

“Shorelines are evocative places. The tides come in and out on the beach, guided by the moon. Women and coasts are constantly changing and physically redrawing themselves in cycle. Boundaries are blurred and washed away, and anything is possible at … Continue reading

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Walk 67: Buck’s Mill to Westward Ho! – August 14th 2019

Children had wanted to accompany us but we emphasised the drabness of the weather and the severity of the hills and all takers soon dropped away with the prospect of a cream tea near the campsite. Matt very kindly gave … Continue reading

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