This one is a bit of a mix between walk 1 of the lockdown and walk 2, making for 7 1/2 miles. I wanted to get out and walk a bit further, see the rapeseed fields again and get down by the sea for a stretch. There were a few people out but I saw no one at Wembury beach which surprised me a bit. The guidance from government on whether you can drive for a walk, looks to have been changed/clarified, saying that if you walk for longer than it takes you to drive then that is ok. I’m confused more by the clarification than the original, for me it seems to be aimed at those living in a town centre, allowing them to drive a short distance to get out into more open spaces, lowering the risks of infection. I’ll be staying around my area for the next few weeks, although I could do with finding one more walk which takes me a different way, to keep up the variety. Stay safe everyone.
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No prizes for guessing, this is the start of the walk, looking back down the road.
Through the horse fields. Fort Staddon masts up on the left
Glorious view to a hazy Dartmoor, or Lee Moor in particular
Plymouth from the path up to the Staddon Heights road
My first peek to the sea, Down Thomas village on the hill on the left
A better view to the sea. I’m following the valley/tree line down on the left to the sea. Its a great path with a small stream for company, the path ends up at Bovisand beach
The path down to Bovisand
Nearly at the beach
A deserted Bovisand beach, the breakwater is out to sea on the right and Rame Head/Cornwall across Plymouth Sound
The water looked amazing today
I sat here for a bit, interested by the naval ship out to sea and some activity around the breakwater
The naval vessel in question
And these tugs at the breakwater waiting for its arrival
Fort Bovisand is on the point over there, Plymouth is in the distance to the left
The walk to Heybrook Bay takes you past many coves and inlets. Rame Head is still in view opposite
There was another naval vessel in view out to sea, one of the tugs went out to greet it and they both came back towards the breakwater
Just after leaving Heybrook Bay you get this lovely glistening view of the Mewstone, or at least I did, at this time, in this weather. If you came it might not look this way!!
Wembury Bay and the church at Wembury, St Werburgh’s in view. The point on the right is Gara Point
Its worth a zoom in on this photo to look at the story. Imagine being imprisoned on the island with your family. And making such a good fist of things that you stay for 7 years and then your daughter stays there for many years after, raising her family, I wouldn’t mind a bit of that!! I certainly remember the guns at HMS Cambridge, you could hear them for miles around
The Mewstone across Wembury Bay as I near Wembury beach
This little fella was following me down the path, it might of been the biscuit I was eating so I left him some crumbs on the next post after this one!!
Bit of a walk from the last photo to this one. This dip in the distance is Wembury beach, I’d followed a path from there up the valley to a road, across that and then up a couple of farmers fields to this point
Joining the road out of Wembury (Traine Road), I see these bluebells, lots of these around today
Looks like the farmer has been busy. I’ve been across here 3 times now in 3 weeks and each time its in a different condition. This time he’s planted his spuds, I know this as many were left sticking up or loose on the path across. I spent a few minutes pushing the loose ones into the furrows as I went past
I’m back here again, the sky is blue, the fields are yellow and the world is a glorious place
Wembury is down there as I cross my last field back to the starting point again
So here I am back near to home, another good walk done. More superb weather, fine scenery and great places to social distance. But I miss the moors and hills.