A walk to hopefully change the fortunes a bit with the weather, as a rule east is better than west for the weather and the same goes for coastal rather than moorland. So I went east and coastal hoping to double up the luck. The forecast itself was very positive with sunny spells forecast all day and a 30% chance of a shower at 1pm, the 30% means 100% really! I’m pushing the distance I travel further and further east now as I’ve completed lots of the South Devon coastal path now and the few areas I have left around Torquay will be left for winter walks when the days are short. I started out from Seaton knowing this is a long walk due to to the landslips of Dowlands, there are very few paths along this section which take you back inland to allow a return, so I knew I’d need to get to Ware probably before turning. This was perfect as going any further would mean leaving Devon and I was out with my passport (vaccine or otherwise!). The walk was very good, with the only bad section being the road walking along the A3052, I got lucky with walking in some of the farmers fields at the side of this road, as the cars are doing 50mph along this road and there aren’t many verges to hide on. Luckily I made quick progress on the road sections I had to walk and was soon at Charton Cross and picked up a cracking bridleway and unused minor road from Charton all the way back to Axe Cliff golf course. The coastal path section is fascinating as to how the cliff has slumped like it has (similar to the cliffs after Branscombe Mouth here) and there are plenty of boards along this part of the path explaining when it happened. The woodland and scrub along here is very dense and there are few chances to get a glimpse of the sea along this 5 mile section, however there are a few and they are superb when you get to them. Doing this section of the walk I found that there are ways out of the route should you need to, there is a path up to the Rousdon estate which you could use (there is a sign at the Rousdon estate end which says it is a private path now) and there are paths up to the A3052 at Pinhay. Altogether this is a great section of the path, different from the rest as I push on to Dorset. My next visit around here will indeed be in a different county as I will be starting on the edge of Lyme Regis.