Wembury Wood with the boys

Another sweltering day at the end of August, this time myself and the boys headed out for a short walk, which turned out to be 5 1/2 miles. We wanted somewhere mainly in the trees and this one worked out pretty well for us in that respect before the walk back across the fields. Walking these paths became a norm during the imposed imprisonments of 2020 and 2021, however I’ve grown fond of them and have regularly been back this year. I don’t doubt that I will be back again before the New Year arrives.

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Starting out across Staddiscombe fields. I was carrying lots of liquid, the boys also have their bladder packs
The fields and some lovely skies, it was very hot on this walk and we were keen to get some shade if at all possible
Passing the WW2 rocket battery memorial
Heading towards Hollacombe and looking back along the road which heads out to Wembury
That’s Western Beacon, the southern tip of Dartmoor, away in the distance. We are heading down a path to the left here and into the woods
Speckled Wood butterfly
The boys walking the path through Wembury Wood
There used to be a nice looking bridge here in Wembury Wood before reaching the point, can’t find anything online as to why it was chopped up and piled in the stream
Down at the point, Cofflete Creek/River Yealm winding its way, we had a lovely sit here and drinks for 20 minutes. The tide is out obviously!
The 3 of us
Having climbed back up away from the River and out of the woodland we crossed a few fields with views to Dartmoor
Western Beacon again in the distance
The end of the path brought us to Wembury village and we passed the Odd Wheel pub as we started out along Traine Road
Views to the sea beyond Wembury
Crossing the wheat fields
More wheat fields with views to Dartmoor, the high point back left is Lee Moor
Clear paths all the way, sometimes these fields are planted with oil seed rape and make for a fine walk around Easter time
Heading back towards Staddiscombe now
And the last short road section to home. Sometimes its good to appreciate what is around you, and I’m lucky that my walks from home take me to some fabulous spots

2 thoughts on “Wembury Wood with the boys

  1. Very lucky to have that on your doorstep and a godsend for those dreaded lockdown days. My local paths have been overgrown with nettles and crops for the paths few months. Hoping to start walking them again soon – when of course they will be a quagmire of mud for the next few months!

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