A springtime coast path and inland walk
Meet: Newton Poppleford Rec Ground (OS 115 SY 088 899) at 9.30am to share cars or meet at start point.
Start: Small Car Park (off Grammar Lane) Weston (OS 115 SY 167 890) at 10am 6/7 miles 3.5 hours + optional stop for lunch at the end of the walk at the new café at the Donkey Sanctuary.
The walk will take us along the side of Weston Combe to join the coast path. We will follow the coast path westwards towards Sidmouth initially with a steep stepped descent to the beach at Weston Mouth before climbing up past the Weston Plats and walking along the path as it descends and ascends past Salcombe Mouth & up Salcombe Hill Cliff. This section of path is steep in parts and can be muddy when wet, but weather permitting our efforts should be rewarded with stunning views along the coast.
From the top of Salcombe Hill Cliff our route will take us inland for the return to Weston via Salcombe Regis. The walk finishes on paths through the Donkey Sanctuary where we will have the option of stopping at or returning to the new café for lunch.
Walk Leader: Jane Kewley, 01395 445598/07966 280147