|On the wall of Countisbury church|
|The gorse had an intense smell and colour.|
As our break from work is coming to a close, The Curate and I decided to do adventurous pub walk number 2 from Michael Bennie's book. It was a very grey day but the walk was inspiring.
|The start of the walk - looking across to Lynton.|
The first part of the walk took us down through the woods to the East Lyn River.The woods were full of spring flowers and the bare trees allowed us to see the deep valleys and distance views.After a bite to eat at the Rockford Inn and half a pint of Exmoor ale, we started the climb out of the valley, led by our very enthusiastic collie. The view from the top was spectacular and the climb was made all the easier as we were watching some deer and they were watching us as we climbed towards them. A very special experience!
|What slope! Get a move on!|
|Still being watched|
|Worth the walk.|
P.S. We didn't do all the walk - it is 12 miles long. We managed about 4 miles but we had an excellent introduction to Doone Country