SOUTH WEST COAST PATH MAY 2018

 
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Day 1 Sunday 20th May 2018 Minehead to Porlock

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A Group Pose in Front of the Sculpture at the Start of the Walk in Minehead

Approaching Minehead Harbour

Old Wooden Groynes near the Harbour

A Long Way to Go

The Start of Many Steps Along the Route

Heading for the Moors

The End of the Long Climb Down to the Ruins of Burgundy Chapel (a Disappointment)

Leaving Burgundy Chapel (a Disappointment)

Back onto the Path after Climbing up from Burgundy Chapel

Walking On Exmoor

Taking the Rugged Coast Path

Passing Some Exmoor Ponies

The Horse Whisperer Approaches the the Ponies

Walking Poles and Tilley Hat

What Hat!

Taking a Break with the Ponies

Heading Down Grexy Combe

Walking up the Western Side of Grexy Combe the First of Many Zig Zags this Week

Come Keep Up!

High up on the Edge of Exmoor

Lots of Bluebells

Hawthorn Tree in Bloom with Bluebells

Come on Keep up

Tim's off Setting the Pace

Approaching the Top

Catching the Wind on the Headland

Posing on the Headland

Another Pose

There's no Holding him Back

Heading up the Western Side of Henners Combe

Come on Keep Up!

A Quick Break

Joy Finishing the Rugged Bit

Looking out from Hurlstone Point

Natter! Natter!

Over the Bridge at Bossington and Heading for the Cafe Before we Find our Rooms in Porlock

"Turmeric Juice is Good for You"

"Is it Really"

Chatting to One of the Locals 

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 Day 2  Monday 21st May 2018 Porlock to Lynton

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Passing the "Top" Ship Inn in Porlock Where we Dined Last Night

Walking Through Worthy Wood

Close up of a Cockchafer Beetle (May Bug/Doodlebug)

We're not in Nepal

The "Bottom" Ship Inn at Porlock Weir 

Porlock Weir Harbour

A Pose by Worthycombe Toll Road

Another Pose by Worthycombe Toll Road

The Tower on Hurlstone Point from Yesterday

Time to Think

St Beuno's Church at Culbone the Smallest Parish Church in England and can Only be Reached by Foot

The Bible from the Church

The First of Many Warning Signs

A Detour Around a Landslide in Culbone Wood

Lunch Break Amongst the Ferns

Looking into the Jungle

Off we go Again

Striding over a Stream

Keep Going

Close up of Unfurling Ferns in Culbone Wood

Sister's Fountain

Out of the Woods and into the Daylight

The Road to Foreland Lighthouse

Back on the Cliff Tops Again

First View Lynton & Lynmouth

Passing Countisbury Church

Looking Back Along the Top of the Cliffs

Approaching Butter Hill Todays Highest Point

All Down Hill Now

Wild Garlic Blossom in Woods near the Beach

Back Down to Sea Level in Lynmouth

Tide out in Lynmouth Harbour

Looking Across Lynmouth Bay to the Cliffs on Foreland Point & Beacon Hill

End of the Day Outside the Rising Sun on the Quayside at Lynmouth

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Day 3 Tuesday 22nd May 2018 Lynton to Combe Martin

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Staying High as we Leave Lynton

First Sighting of the Valley of the Rocks

"Over There"

Resting and Admiring the View

High Above the Picturesque Lynton & Lynmonth Cricket Pitch

Coming Back from the Headland

Heading Down to the Valley Floor

Close up of Some of the Wild Goats Amongst the Rocks

This Place is a Little Like Fairy Glen on the Isle of Syke

Click Click

Looking Back at the Valley of the Rocks

A Pose with the Valley of the Rocks 

You Girls Keep Moving

The Grass is Greener on the Other side of the Fence

Lee Abbey a Very Nice Christian Conference, Retreat and Holiday Centre

Walking on the Toll Road from the Abbey to Woody Bay

A Pose by the International Signpost

Looking Back to the Valley of the Rocks & Lee Abbey from Above Woody Bay

Resting on Another Bench with a View

Looking up at Part of the Hollow Brook Waterfall

"He Didn't, He Did"

Time to Think

Back on the Cliff Path

Having a Break Before the Climb up the Other side of the Valley

'Shiny Face' Racers Past us to get in Front as our Lunch Break Takes Her by Surprise

Seeking Shade in a Cave

A Pose on the Rocks

Looking Down on the Tourists at the Lime Kiln on Heddon Mouth Beach

He's Off Again Heading Down the East Side of the Heddon Valley

Come on!

A Pose on the Bridge over the Brown Silted up River Heddon

Close up of Hawthorn Blossom

High up on the Western Side of the Heddon Valley with the Path Down the Eastern Side Clearly Visible

Close up of a Hairy Caterpillar

A Foxglove on the Path

Joy Goes Blond

Time to Admire the View from 'Peter Rock'

Taking a Break on 'Peter Rock'

Now Where?

A Close up of the Tourists from the Lime Kiln who are now on the High Point of the Path Where we Had Lunch

The Brown Silted River Heddon Reaches the Sea

On the Cliff Tops Again High Above Elwill Bay

Admiring the View

Walking on Holdstone Down with Great Hangman Hill Dead Ahead

Taking a Break by the Bridge in Sherrycombe Before the Climb up to Great Hangman

The Path Heading Down the Eastern side of the Valley to Sherrycombe

The Summit of Great Hangman the Highest Point of the SWCP

Heading for Little Hangman and then Comb Martin

Down the Prickly, Stingy Path to the Wrong End of Combe Martin for our Digs

Sunset Combe over Martin Bay

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Day 4 Wednesday 23rd May 2018 Combe Martin to Willacombe 

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Lister Point & Combe Martin Beach

Little Hangman Hill Looking Spectacular from this Side

A Fox Blinking in the Morning Sun

"Don't Know as I Fancy this Off Piste Route"

"No I Don't I'm Going Back"

Danger of Death!

Looking Towards Water Mouth Cove

Broad Strand Beach (Small Mouth) with Little Hangman Hill and Great Hangman Hill Behind

Water Mouth Harbour

Outside the Teacup Cafe 

Low Tide in Water Mouth Harbour

The Round Tower on Burrow Nose above Floating Boats in Water Mouth Cove

A Walk Though Wild Garlic Blossom

Looking Back at Water Mouth Cove & Harbour

Tourists Leaving the Cove on a Speed Boat

Close up of Wild Bladder Campion Flowers

Damien Hirst's Bronze Statue 'Verity' Standing Tall over Ilfracome Harbour

Lunch in the Harbour

This Looks a More Peaceful Lunch Break on the Seven Hills Torrs Park Cliff Route

Nearly There Keep Going

Reaching the Summit

Torrs Summit High Above Ilfracome

Leaving the Summit and Continuing West

'Click Click' on the Old Coach Road

Heading Down to Lee Bay

The Concrete Channel from the Bridge in Lee Bay

A Quick Break

Looking Down at the Footbridge in Bennet's Mouth and the Path up the Other Side

Tim Cooling His Feet in the Beck Under the Bridge

On Top of Pensport Rock

Approaching Bull Point Lighthouse

Bull Point Lighthouse

Leaving the Lighthouse Behind we Start to Climb Again

The Rock Channels at Rockham Beach

Looking Back at Bull Point Lighthouse

After Rounding Morte Point Woolacombe Comes into View

On to the Road and a Quick Drink Before we Arrive at our Digs

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Day 5 Thursday 24th May 2018 Willacombe to Braunton

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Heading for the Beach

Beach Huts

Walking South on Woolacombe Beach

Leaving Footprints

The Southern End of Woolacombe Beach

Looking Back to Woolacombe from Above the Camp Site at the Southern End

Woolacombe Beach from Napps Cliff

Where to Now?

On the Path to Baggy Point

The Coastguards Rocket Post on Baggy Point (Designed to Resemble a Ships Mast)

Rounding Baggy Point and Heading for Croyde Bay

On the Beach Again

Surfers on Croyde Bay

Walking on Croyde Beach

Whale Bone Found on Croyde Beach

Above Croyde Bay

Overlooking Saunton Sands

Surf School

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Day 6 Friday 25th May 2018 Braunton to Westleigh

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Following the Old Railway out of Braunton

An Old Pill Box a Relic from the Second World War 

Just Two of the Many Military Vehicles Parked Here

RMB Chivenor

This Old Boat has Seen Better Days

A Relic from the Railway Line

This Cycle way is also Part of the Tarka Trail

Approaching the Modern Bridge Over the Estuary at Barnstable

About to Cross the Old Bridge

Now Walking on the South Side of the Estuary 

A Large Family of Shelducks

Old Bicycle in the Coffee Shop that was Once Yelland Station

'Natter Natter' in the Drizzle 

An Old Railway Tunnel

Instow Railway Station

Boots Off in Westleigh House Farm

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