Now I know what your going to say. He’s been away from posting for a couple of weeks and he returns with a walk from home, “what’s happened to Dartmoor or the coastal paths” I hear you say. Well the weather has happened, constant forecasts of heavy, potentially thundery downpours hasn’t encouraged me to get out high up on Dartmoor. Also I’d forgotten that a walk can be done whenever you want. I’d got a bit stuck in a rut with getting up early and heading out on a Sunday morning and if I couldn’t then I wasn’t walking that weekend. I’d checked the weather and the only drier section all weekend seemed to be from 6pm onwards on Sunday evening, and for some reason I marked it down as another weekend not walking. At about 2pm on Sunday afternoon the penny dropped. I’d spent all of lockdown finding great local walks, why not do one of them that evening. So I did and I was glad I did. This one is nearly 9 miles so its not short, but it has enough interest in it and great views to keep me happy. Next time I’ve always got the local coastal areas, but more importantly don’t forget the evening walks at this time of year.
Start – Home
Route – Staddiscombe – Hollacombe – Spriddlestone – Cofflete Creek – Start Point – Cylinder Bridge – Brixton – Old railway path – Elburton – Staddiscombe
Distance – 8.5 miles Start time – 5.40pm Time taken – 3hrs 45mins Highest Point – Hollacombe Hill 116 metres
Weather – Rain showers to start, then drier with a bit of blue sky. Breezy