Finally out for a walk, after 2 weeks of watching rain pour and wind blow, plus a couple of days of decorating in the house. I spotted a chance of a walk in somewhere that had grey clouds but not necessarily rain until mid afternoon, the wind was just a yellow warning so it felt like a breeze compared to previous days of storms Eunice and Dudley. I heading east to Torquay, to give some protection from any gusts plus the best of the forecasts in Devon. This walk will complete the coastal path section from Charmouth to Whitsand Bay for me, a distance of around 140 miles and I’ve started working on the section to Looe from Whitsand to extend it further. The ground on the walk was pretty tough, thick slippy mud in lots of places and a few fallen trees, after the strong winds recently, crossing the paths. However overall this part of the coastal path is lovely, even the section through Torquay marina has a certain charm about it. It was just nice to be out again, although my fitness has suffered from the lack of walking recently, work needed on that!
Start – Petit Tor Point
Route –South West Coastal Path – Oddicombe Beach and funicular – Babbacombe – Walls Hill – Black Head – Hope’s Nose – Daddyhole Cove – Living Coasts – Torquay – Corbyn’s Head – Torre Abbey – Torquay Library – Plainmoor – Petit Tor Point
Distance – 10 miles Start time – 10am Time taken – 4hrs 50mins Highest Point – Plainmoor 90m