Wayward Wanderers Walking Group

East Budleigh and Budleigh Salterton

September 28, 2009, prb, Comments: 1

A circular walk of 8.25 miles

Blessed with the sort of weather we could only dream of for much of the summer, and capably led by Sara-Jane and Tony, the group set off south-westwards from the Sir Walter Raleigh pub in East Budleigh. 

This is the view to the south east from the higher ground on the west side of East Budleigh.

After passing through Dalditch Common we came upon the East Devon GC course.  A three-ball delayed their teeing-off to allow us to pass but, maybe in frustration, one of that group prematurely unleashed a wayward tee shot that caught one of our group a little by surprise.

Undeterred we moved off the stretch of footpath that crosses the course and very shortly the view of the sea, and the bay to the west, opened out in front of us.
Pausing for a few photos at West Down Beacon (group members can view these on the members-only web album) we then turned east along the coast path, skirting the golf course, and on down into Budleigh.

This is the view westwards as we dropped down to the sea front.

We made a detour to the ice cream shop in the town and then adjourned to the beach to enjoy our purchases before they melted.........

Ice creams finished and all rested, we continued on to the Lime Kiln car park and then northwards alongside the River Otter to White Bridge, where we headed westwards to join the main road.  Turning north again along the road very soon, by Kersbrook, we left it, and took to paths and tracks for the return to East Budleigh village and the village car park.

Our thanks for this afternoon's walk go to Sare-Jane and Tony.

Comments: 1

September 29, 2009

Thoroughly enjoyed the walk but don't think I could claim to have led it! That was all down to Tony's map reading and GPS skills!

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