Friday, 4 October 2013

Sidmouth to Seaton

Day 5 Wednesday 04/09/2013

Sidmouth to Seaton

Miles walked – 11

There was a sea mist for much of the morning today, but still warm, but then early afternoon it suddenly cleared and became warm and sunny.

Breakfast was not brilliant. An elderly lady staying, plus a young couple on a tandem. We packed up, & left just before 10, calling in at the bakery for some lunch before setting off walking along Sidmouth front. We met a man walking in the other direction doing the entire coastal path for Help the Heroes, accompanies on this stretch by a military man carrying a flag. We chatted for a bit then carried on.

There were three long hills to get up today, with cliff top paths in between then down again, so quite hard going. After the first two we dropped down to a long stony beach at Weston Mouth. There we sat and had an early lunch before climbing the third hill. The weather then cleared and we dropped down to a busy little beach at Branscombe. We had a pot of tea at the café there before the next climb up. This took us to a very attractive path under cliffs and round Beer head, with a final steep climb up.

We dropped back down to Beer, and sat in the beer garden of The Anchor Inn for a beer. From there, after a short climb up we dropped down to the beach at Seaton Hole. The tide was not yet fully in so we could then walk along the stony beach into Seaton, avoiding the collapsing cliff paths. We arrived at our B&B about 6, where we had a very nice room. After a shower we went out to look for something to eat. There was not a lot of choice, we went to The Shed, a new steak restaurant that was very busy, then to a nearby pub with live music on before heading back to the B&B.     


Accommodation – Beach Belles

Pub – afternoon, The Anchor, evening The Royal Clarendon
Beer – Devon Coast    

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