As is the case on the coastal path, sometimes you have to walk through a town, along streets and pavements with cars whizzing by. People all around being busy, the weather was warm for October. This walk was a result of me struggling to get the boys out of their pits at a reasonable hour (to be fair I was asleep until 9.30am!). So I chose a quick walk around Paignton interspersed with stops for food over about 3 miles. We’d had a bit of breakfast before leaving but on arrival we headed for a chippy for some chips (and fish for them) before strolling down to the seafront. The walk wasn’t far, perhaps a mile and a bit one way and the same back. We started just south of the pier, which is where I’d finished on my previous walk from Broadsands back in July (here). We finished at the Torquay sign before turning on our heels to return the way we came, picking up an ice cream on the way. A fine trip out with the boys as always and no doubt over the winter months we’ll carry on further into Torquay.

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Starting out full of chips towards the pier
The pier and a cruise liner still in situ. there’s been at least one there for over a year now (pandemic related obviously)
Looking across Paignton beach and Torbay towards Hope’s Nose
A day for strolling
Looking back towards the pier with Roundham Park behind that. In the distance is the coast that leads to Berry Head
Me and the boys
Paignton esplanade
Hope’s Nose as we cross the railway line
Hollicombe Beach
The railway which brings trains from Newton Abbot into Paignton
We turn here, Torquay is a step ahead but not today
Ice cream time. Pretty sure my youngest’s ice cream was bigger than his face (bubblegum flavour in case you are wondering). Mine was blackcurrant and cream and my eldest had strawberries and cream
Back at the start, Paignton harbour is behind the wall over there. Roundham Park behind and Berry Head can be seen away in the distance. A fine stroll on a warm October day. Plenty of people out enjoying it, as they should be and a fine effort by myself to get the boys up and out to at least stretch their legs a bit!

One thought on “Paignton

  1. I always enjoyed the long walks along the seafront in Aberystwyth when my kids were younger. They used to put country flags all along that walk and we enjoyed trying to work out and remember which ones were which. Happy times

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