Those with children will know that to get them outside sometimes involves a bit of a white lie. Something like, it not that far, we’ll be back before that tv programme or I’ll buy you a cake on the way back. That sort of thing. Well we had festered in the house all morning, watched a film, ate lunch and needed to get out, only the boys weren’t overly keen. One of the above, or maybe more than one of the above was deployed to get them out the door, which is always the hard part!! My boys normally are very good, and want to head out on a short walk, I always end up describing the length of a walk by the distance around Burrator reservoir (4 miles), to give them an idea. This walk is easy, but looking at the distance, 5.5 miles, was a bit longer than I thought. It was nice to take the boys along the coastal path above Plymouth Sound, which I think is their 2nd time along this path, but they were little when they last were here. So all the naval boats, the breakwater and bits in between fascinated them. A good little walk this one, again from the front door. Just waiting a coupel more weeks before I drive a short distance, whatever that is.
Start – Home
Route – Staddiscombe village – Staddon Heights – South West Coastal Path – Staddon Point – Bovisand – Bovisand Lodge – Staddiscombe village – Home
Distance – 5 miles Start time – 1pm Time taken – 2hrs 45mins Highest Point – Staddon Heights 120 metres