Today was my first proper walk after Lockdown 2 The Revenge had started, and as it turned out this was also the end of the blonde buffoon in the good old United States. For me, during this lockdown, I’ve kind of drawn a line from Tavistock across to Bovey Tracey and decided to stay south of that, regarding a short drive for a walk, which means that I can go to south Dartmoor and South Hams. I haven’t a clue what they mean when it comes to the lockdown rules and have given up long ago trying to understand our own UK blonde and his ramblings. So I’ve made my own 30 minute drive rule and will stick to that unless told not to by Her Majesty’s finest. Either that or I will tell them that I am going to work, which means I can drive as far as I need to, go figure. This walk is a pretty popular one, the car park at Broadsands gives direct access to the beach and is a short walk from the popular Elberry Cove. From the other side there are plenty coming out from Brixham or coming up or down along the John Musgrove Heritage Trail. This trail was created in honour of the Chairman of the South Devon Ramblers, John Musgrove, its a 35 mile ramble which starts up at Maidencombe (north of Torquay) heads in to Totnes before heading back south east to Brixham. John lived in Torquay and its a fine memorial to him. For me it was all about a nice short walk along the coastal path, a pasty in Brixham and back to the car at Broadsands. The weather was good, with the odd bit of sun between cloudy sections and it certainly lifts the spirits after a week of work and hardly any outdoors time.
Start – Broadsands
Route –South West Coast Path – Elberry Cove – Fishcombe Point – Churston Cove – Brixham Harbour/Golden Hind – John Musgrove Heritage Trail – Churston Ferrers – Broadsands
Distance – 5 miles Start time – 11am Time taken – 3hrs 50mins Highest Point – JM Heritage Trail 50metres
Weather – Mainly cloud, some of it low across the bay, fair bit of sunshine breaking through