Friday 16 May. It has been a hard weeks walking and Amanda decided to take the day off. I didn’t feel like doing too much either so we made our way to just outside Lynmouth which would take in Foreland Point. The route was just over 5 miles and with almost 2,000ft of ascent – so not as easy as I thought. Starting from near Countisbury we made our way to join the SWCP. The track was narrow in places with a drop of 900ft down to the sea. From here we had good views across to Lynmouth & Lynton.
The SWCP bypasses Foreland Point but there is a goat track which goes right around the edge that is only recommended for anyone who doesn’t mind some exposure. We opted for the middle course which gave us good views from a safe vantage point. On the way up we met a couple of Exmoor ponies and their foals.
This was the view from our coffee stop on Foreland Point.
There was long descent off Foreland Point and, of course, a long climb to follow and rejoin the SWCP. It seems that everywhere that we have been this week we have seen bluebells and today was no different.
Looking back we had a good view of Foreland Point.
After a couple of miles of woodland walking on the SWCP, it was time to head back to the car and yet another 400ft climb.