Childhood walk – updated

Branscombe Mouth down in the valley
 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.

Looking down on Beer beach
Seaton in the distance
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.


_20180329_125209[1] _20180329_125230[1] 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.


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