Day 10, Sandymouth Bay to Hartland
Day 11, Hartland to Westacott (2 m E of Bideford)
This proved to be the very best day’s weather of the whole trip up to Alston, wall to wall sunshine, hardly any wind, hot-and only the 19 March!
I also described the very steep cobbled streets of Clovelly and seeing the milkman delivering using a sledge to carry the milk. Every house had at least one of these sledges by their door.
It really was an amazing day, here is a view of the coast I was to travel that afternoon and a photo of me.
The footpath stayed hard on the coast so that there were many views of Clovelly as I left it behind, and then views of the coast looking N.
By 4.30 I had nearly finished the day’s walk and was about to head inland to the farm I was to camp at. The sun was getting low, providing a great view of the coast I had walked along that day. Typing this on a cold, grey, wet June day I have to pinch myself to remember that all this was back in the middle of March!
Day 12, To Barnstaple
Just one photo to add to those already posted-primroses in full bloom along the old railway track to Barnstaple.
Day 13, Barnstaple to Brightlycott Barton
This was less than a couple of hours walk out of the town and up the hillside to the N. I had a lovely view of the bridge over the R. Taw I had crossed the day before.