After probably the wettest winter on record in the UK I thought I might have another walk sealed in my waterproofs as gusts of wind made me zig-zag like a drunkard as I walked over the hills. Instead, the sun shone on my visit to Exmoor and I wore a T-shirt most of the time. I walked along stunning coastline and through beautiful woods of ghostly trees yet to come into bud.
The following photos give a flavour of this great weekend. They are of my walk last Saturday along the South West Coastal path between Countisbury and Heddon’s Mouth and back again via a slightly different, often higher, route.
Lynmouth from Lynton
Walking the South West Coastal path by the Valley of the Rocks.
Approaching Castle Rock in The Valley of the Rocks.
Castle Rock (left) and Rugged Jack (right) in The Valley of the Rocks.
Me standing on an outcome of Castle Rock.
There are some good looking, if short, rock climbs on Castle Rock. Unfortunately, this wasn’t something I had a chance to do this weekend.
Lee Bay and Duty Point.
Heddon’s Mouth, where the River Heddon meets the sea.
A relaxed goat in The Valley of the Rocks. One of a large herd that lives there.
A kid in The Valley of the Rocks
Another goat in The Valley of the Rocks.
The South West Coast
Back at Lynmouth, with the tide now out and the hill on which Countisbury sits bathed in warm, late afternoon sun.