Travel Blogs from Ilfracombe
... because we bought two umbreallas in a $1 shop!! Insurance.
Stopped off at a small cafe for a light lunch and found our waitress was from Bideford and her niece was married to a New (Lona's Bideford family) in Northam.
After we left Ilfracoombe in bright warm sunshine we headed through Coombe Martin and wound our way back to Barnstable and home.
Out last night ...
... inn at Bolivar! a great little find again! After a nice snack at the pub and a chat to with the locals, we headed off towards Keynsham where we had booked our accommodation. Our drive took us on through Bridgewater and Glastonbury, however we decided to drive on as it was getting late. Heading on towards Midsummer Norton there was a change in the stone work of houses and hedged roads, however this scenery does not lead into ...
... coast path over 700’ cliffs to Minehead. Great scenery all the way, only spoilt by Wales in the distance but at least it looks as if it were raining over there now.
The first climb out of Lynmouth is arduous and gets the heart pumping, but knowing it was the last day was a real treat. Bring it on. There were some great views back to the village and Lynton. Then in the woods there were long downhill sections that just seemed to go on forever, ...
... of Heddon’s Mouth but opted to scramble up the scree. This time I stuck to the path; that was tricky enough. In Woody Bay there is one of the nicest waterfalls I think on the path. And, randomly a signpost to New Zealand!
Approaching Lee Abbey there is some of the most beautiful woodlands too. At the entrance to the path there is a sign “Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving” But underneath a notice had been stuck there, ...
... me up from a free car park this time and drove to Hele Bay just past Ilfracombe, where my first climb was up Hillsborough overlooking Ilfracombe. The harbour and town looked really pretty form here, I was shocked. Ilfracombe always seemed to look as though it had seen better times. Never in the same desperate league as Westward Ho! mind, just a bit down at heel. But here it was, looking as attractive as any harbour town I had come across, if ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking