Wednesday, 7 May 2014

South West Coast Path - Day 4

Tue 6 May - Lyndon to Heddon Valley.

Most SWCP walkers will end up in Combe Martin at this stage of their walk. That's the best part of 14 miles with about 3,800 feet of ascent. Guide books rate the route "strenuous" so I set my sights on Heddons Mouth, 7 miles from Lyndon. There's a pub a half a mile off the SWCP and a farm b&b half a mile east from there which on this occasion I had booked by landline the night before. Mannacott Farm (Grid SS 662481) is approached from the pub via Kings Lane. It's a very steep climb. Killer Lane would be a better name.

There were many differences today; a gentle downhill route out of town rather than up; even more spectacular views from cliff-hugging, narrow paths; and ferral goats rather than sheep.

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