Different walk today and a different direction, as is the way when you are walking from the same starting point each time, you will get some crossover of walks and some repeated parts. This one was different right until Hollacombe, so only the final quarter was a repeat, which was nice. I also saw a tor, not one in the distance, but nose to rock. Brixton Tor isn’t on Dartmoor, but its a tor and a decent sized one at that and at the moment that will do for me! The weather again was glorious and very warm, Easter Saturday turned out to be a very lovely day for this 4 1/2 miles around South Hams. So we are into week 3 now of this and I won’t be alone in looking for signs that this lockdown is coming to an end. As it is I hope everyone is safe and well and looking forward to day in out in the hills.
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Walking through Elburton, I’d done my shopping duty for an isolated family member and then set off. That’s the Ship on the left, a well frequented watering hole by myself.
Across the roundabout in Elburton and then a right on to this lane. This will take me down to the old railway line which ran from Plymouth to Yealmpton and was closed by the Richard Beeching cuts in the 1960s
On the railway line now and the first of the huts along this section
The A379 above, that road runs through South Hams to Kingsbridge and on beyond
A glimpse to the countryside as I approach Foodbrook
Brixton Tor, about 10-12 metres in height and a decent outcrop.
Fordbrook estuary and Cofflete Creek. The patch of concrete ahead disappeared and then reemerged again in 5 minutes as I arrived bang on high tide. The people sat there managed to get there before the water came in (its about a foot deep) and sat there drinking coffee. A lovely spot in this weather
Now the beady eyed will see the hills of Dartmoor in the far, far distance
Blue skies ahead. You can see a white house above the yellow rape seed field. I’m heading for there as that is Hollacombe
Cofflete Creek below as I divert around a small field of cattle with calves
The white house is dead ahead with some fabulous scenery around
Down the lane past Spriddlestone
Looking back at Spriddlestone
Fantastic walking country
I’m heading for the dip in the trees over there which holds the white house
As you can see, the white house has a bloody good view. Dartmoor is the backdrop. I now join the route I did on week one of the lockdown, you can find that walk here
I came across here a week or so ago and the farmer has now ploughed the path ready for growing whatever it is, I followed a rough direction to the far corner
Lee Moor in the distance across the rape fields. I sat here for a while enjoying the sweet smell from the flowers and enjoying the colour
A golden pathway
The scenery keeps on giving
The first photo for my last two walks, but now this is nearly the end of the walk for me
Pretty much home and looking to a very hazy Plymouth. Normally Bodmin Moor would be in sight beyond but the warm weather has brought the haze. Another good walk this one and I’m lucky to be so close to such a lovely part of the world.