We are at the cottage in Lynmouth, N Devon. Today we decided to walk up on the high moor and found a circular walk including a pub stop in Brendon. We found the walk on www.lyntonwalks.co.uk
We parked the car at Dry Bridge, on the B223 just out of lynmouth on the Simonsbath road. The walk across the moor was dramatic with the vast expanse, the sky feeling very close and the gorse in full flower.
Once we had descended off the moor the fields were full of newborn lambs, running close to their mothers once they realised they were being watched. The walk to Brendon was about 2.5 miles and all downhill – didn’t bode well for the second half, but nevertheless we were glad to find The Staghunters Inn in time for lunch.
After lunch the path followed the river, the East Lynn, for about half a mile, then it was time to start the uphill climb. We climbed up the side of of a Combe with a tumbling brook; rocks and trees alike were covered in mounds of moss and the scene was the purest green I have ever seen. the path was extremely steep, which got much of the ascent over in one go. It was actually the high-point of the walk -no pun intended!
After that we left the river and crossed a farmyard and finally ascended back on to the high moor. After about 5 or 6 miles of amazing contrasts in scenery we were very glad to get back tot the car just as it started to spot with rain.
After a hot bath and a rest we rounded off the day with a meal at our local, The Village Inn in Lynmouth where Far North District were playing live.