The way it was told in family history was that Poppa Peter took us little grandchildren for a walk one day – and at the end we each had an ice-cream. The memory of the walk is lost on me but the place names linger monumentally. So this holiday I decided to walk the walk! From Branscombe to Beer, from Beer to Seaton. My goodness there was a lot of up and down in that walk! There was also a lot of mud, and there were glorious views of the South Devon coast.
These walks are part of the South West Coastal Path, – I’m not sure if that’s the route we took all those years ago – part of me hopes not as the path gets very, very close to the edge of the cliffs – not really suitable for young children!
From where I was staying in Beer, I had to walk to Branscombe first – and the views were amazing.
It was lovely making that part of family history my own by doing what I love doing – hiking and walking and being outdoors. It’s also great to be making my own adventures, right up to date, and meeting great people along the way: Sandy, who just completed the whole Coastal path (respect!) and Alison, and the delightful children Joshua and Sam – and all of us staying at YHA Beer.