Another walk from home but this one felt different to the previous weeks. Not sure why but I just didn’t enjoy it as much. The weather was good, the scenery was brilliant considering what some people are having to put up with. However I just wasn’t feeling it, maybe its this lockdown, another one. Maybe my tolerance to the lockdown has run out, or is it the lack of a planned way out. Perhaps a slight change of scenery is needed only a short drive away! Either way this walk was done at a pace, probably my shortest solo walk for a while and I hardly stopped for a coffee to admire the view. Still enough of the negative, the views here are pretty damn good and the whipping westerlies gave some fantastic seas, which makes you feel lucky to live here when you look back at the photos and put them together for this post. The terrain all on my recent walks changes quickly, from farming fields, lanes to coastal paths and back to fields again. The paths are either muddy around the farms or decent along the coast, however the section in this walk from Wembury Beach to Wembury Point is a mud bath in places at the moment. Still my new boots (received for Christmas, thanks mum and dad) are working well and keeping my feet dry. May they get the chance to see other parts of the country soon.
Start – Home
Route – Staddiscombe field – Hollacombe – Wembury – Wembury Beach – South West Coastal Path – Wembury Point – Heybrook Bay – Lentney Battery – Down Thomas – Staddiscombe
Distance – 8.5 miles Start time – 10.15am Time taken – 3hrs 45mins Highest Point – Hollacombe Hill 116 metres
Weather – Sunny, cloudy, breezy, threathened rain which never came