WEEK 41 Ilfracombe, Devon to Bude, Cornwall

78 miles walked

(total 2,413 miles walked)

I really liked the North Devon coast (and the bit of Somerset coming West from Minehead). It is the only coastline I’ve seen that has cliffs covered in beautiful deciduous woodland, so it felt rather unique. The woodland pretty much stretches right from Minehead through to Hartland Point, except for the section of sandy beaches between Woolacombe and Westward Ho!. 

the tree-filled cliffs West of Westward Ho!
The added bonus of walking through woods day after day in springtime has been the proliferation of bluebells. It really has been a beautiful section of the walk. 

beautiful bluebells
This week I was forced to change my walking t-shirt as the one I’d been wearing every day for several months just became too smelly. My spare was promoted to walking t-shirt and I now have a new spare. 

stunning cliffs around Baggy Point, on the way to Ilfracombe
There has been a lack of accessible campsites so far on the SW Coast Path. Oftentimes the campsites are a couple of miles inland (and always up a hill!) e.g. In Ilfracombe, or else there just aren’t any e.g. between Westward Ho! and Hartland. Fortunately I don’t mind staying in B&Bs! 

the distinctive Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe

4 thoughts on “WEEK 41 Ilfracombe, Devon to Bude, Cornwall

  1. Donna Munday May 22, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    Can’t believe you’ve reached Cornwall Luc! Amazing, well done! Now you have some really beautiful scenery ahead. There is a brilliant seal watching point when you get to Godrevy, you can sit at the top of the cliff and look at them playing in the surf right below you.
    I’ll em you about possibly meeting up when you get to Torquay area, we’ll be down there for a couple of days. Are you going to treat yourself to a Rick Stein dinner when you get to Padstow?


    • Lucy May 24, 2016 / 6:33 pm

      I’m not sure I’m stopping in Padstow, might be just passing through. You’ve made me think though. I hope we can meet. Not sure yet when I’ll be getting to Torquay – have to decide whether I’m going to the Scillies or not. Trying to persuade Sally to come with me.


  2. Chris F May 23, 2016 / 4:49 am

    I hope your T Shirt was given the send off it deserved after such loyal and arduous service…….If it stank that bad to you imagine how it smelt for those around you around? Pastietastic…on on Juice there be Pixie yere!!!


    • Lucy May 24, 2016 / 6:31 pm

      I still need to give it the send off it deserves. Thanks for pointing out how bad it must have been for everyone else if I could smell myself!


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