18. South West Coast Path (North Devon)

187. Bideford to Barnstaple

Tuesday 14th January 2020 After Storm Brendan yesterday I decided to make an early start and left the hotel just after dawn (sounds dramatic but dawn was not until after 8am at this time of year). From the Royal Hotel took the A386 towards Instow over the bridge over the old railway which is now… Continue reading 187. Bideford to Barnstaple

18. South West Coast Path (North Devon)

186. Westward Ho! to Bideford

Monday 13th January 2020 Staying at the Royal Hotel in Bideford was handy as the bus stop for the 21 bus route was just outside and so I caught the bus back to Westward Ho!. Rather grey day today and overcast, but the forecast wind had not appeared. It had been raining through the night… Continue reading 186. Westward Ho! to Bideford

18. South West Coast Path (North Devon)

185. Horn’s Cross to Westward Ho!

Sunday 12th January 2020 As usual left home early at 5.20 and drove down to Bideford arriving just before 9am. Again it seemed strange turning off the M5 before Exeter after so many trips that carried on into Cornwall. Took a taxi from the Royal Hotel, East-the-Water out to the Coach and Horses at Horns… Continue reading 185. Horn’s Cross to Westward Ho!

18. South West Coast Path (North Devon)

184. Clovelly to Horn’s Cross

Wednesday 30th October 2019 Left Hartland Quay Hotel and drove (through the flood at Stoke again) to Clovelly, parking in the visitor centre car park (GR315249). I was told I could use a small gate to the right hand side of the centre to reach the coast path but this was locked. The visitor centre… Continue reading 184. Clovelly to Horn’s Cross

18. South West Coast Path (North Devon)

183. Hartland Quay to Clovelly

Tuesday 29th October 2019 Having spent the night at the Bush Inn, Morwenstow, drove to Hartland Quay passing through a flood on the road at Stoke. The Bush was fine with friendly staff and heavily used by locals and visitors but it was the most expensive place stayed in on this trip and probably all… Continue reading 183. Hartland Quay to Clovelly

17. South West Coast Path (North Cornwall)

182. Morwenstow to Hartland Quay

Monday 28th October 2019 Drove from Bude to the Bush Inn at Morwenstow (Crosstown more precisely) (GR208150). The Brendon Arms in Bude last night was fine and I had a good breakfast after missing out on a meal entirely the previous evening. Quite cloudy today, rather windy and considerably colder than it was yesterday. After… Continue reading 182. Morwenstow to Hartland Quay