Walking 1004.9 miles from John O'Groats to Lands end in aid of Accommodation Concern! (starts august 3rd 2014)

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Day 55 back down the trail!

Away from the wild camp outside of Barnstaple, and making good progress along the coastal path in the sun with a cooling breeze. passing some coastal marsh I spy a huge jelly fish about 1.5 foot across!!! Very unusual!!
Into Instow for breakfast, we watch a naval frigate in for repairs across the water before moving on and passing the royal marine pontoon mentioned last year.
Across the bridge into Bideford for a cup of tea before heading uphill and out of town past the Big Sheep activity centre. Along into a village we find a dog friendly pub where we can get dinner...
Up again we he,ad along to Green hill farm before hitting the rollercoaster of the cliff walk, which proved just as difficult as last year! This time down to lack of fitness rather than exhaustion! Not that I wasn't exhausted by the time I reached the route I chose last time to escape the trail! Today we carried on to Buckshill through blissful spring flowers with fresh green leaves dappling the light around us! Stunning even in my tired state, getting into Bucks mills we head up hill to what is now an ex campsite, pushing us on to find A nice meadow by the road to pitch for the night.