Thursday, 14 June 2007

Coastwalk , South West Coast Path

Kingswear → Brixham

[Man Sands]

Distance: 12.3 miles
Ascent: 823 metres
Duration: 5 hours 39 minutes

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They say that the stretch of coast round the Kingswear Peninsula is the most beautiful in Devon. I can imagine that. But today we've had more than enough to distract us from the scenery.

Let's start with the rain. (It always does.) Waterproof jackets helped but when the drizzle's spent a day carefully coating the long grass that lined the path, waterproof trousers were far more important. (We forgot them.)

And then the map. Be sure to know where you're going. The path is easily followed, but when tiredness and dampness sets in you'll find yourself literally walking in circles. Inner Froward Point may have been well worth a detour but that wasn't our plan when we found ourselves climbing back up to the watch station rather than progressing to the next headland. (Hint: the watch station have a great detailed map that'll help you out of this maze.)

[Brixham outdoor pool]

The sun threatened to reappear as we approached Brixham and with it came the holidaymakers. As the tide slowly filled the swimming pool on the prom, two shirtless holidaymakers took a new approach to fishing. Holding their nets across the inlet pipes they pulled more than their fair share out the water.

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