Back, back to the coast and further from home. Finally a release and a chance to move a bit further and get back to some coastal path walking which I have missed hugely. If you had told me this back in 2019 then I would have said you were talking c**p. Last year was my coastal path year and I’m glad to be back. However, just as one set of restrictions start to ease then those in charge, want to segregate us in the name of a passport. Just no, this isn’t medical, nor is it part of the pandemic. Just stop it. I’ll stop there, this is just wrong. More importantly is the walk, its a great one, but needs better weather than I had, it was horribly hazy and not what was forecast. In fact the whole weather forecast over the last few weeks has been nothing more reliable and honest than a government track and trace contract. Sunny weather promised, turned into thick white clouds, and when I got back to the car it had been covered in drops of rain filled with Sahara sand. Meaning my car looked like it had the measles. Still the coastal path is a fine place to be and I’ll be looking at ways to walk more of it this year.
Start – Man Sands parking
Route – Man Sands – Southdown Cliff – Sharkham Point – Berry Head – Brixham – Southdown Hill – Southdown Farm – Man Sands parking
Distance – 8.5 miles Start time – 10.20am Time taken – 4hrs Highest Point – Southdown Hill 150 metres