The Croyde Bay Wednesday Walk

Croyde Bay Walk

Living on the edge of Braunton in North Devon during the current crisis has it advantages in that we have so many lovely quiet walks right on our doorstep. We get out every morning for an hour or two and head in various directions along deserted footpaths and bridleways. We hardly see another soul on our daily exercise hikes but practice the social distancing advice if we do.

This morning, as the weather was forecast to be especially nice, we thought we would head west towards the sea and do a circular walk to Croyde Bay and back. With blue skies and just a hint of a breeze it looked like the perfect walk.

Croyde Bay Walk
“Out the door and an immediate banana to get those energy levels up”
Croyde Bay Walk
“The upper track leading past Knowle towards Nethercott”

Croyde Bay Walk

Croyde Bay Walk
“Through Lobthorn Stile and out onto Long Lane across Lobb Hill”
Croyde Bay Walk
“Steeper drop on this stile on the aerial road across Lobb Hill”
Croyde Bay Walk
“Surfers on Croyde Beach. They seem to think that the social distancing rules are not designed for them”
Croyde Bay Walk
“Slightly irritated at the sight of those surfers groupined together completely disregarding all of the distancing rules that millions of others are obeying”
Croyde Bay Walk
“Leaving the almost-deserted Croyde Beach”
Croyde Bay Walk
“So many fabulous little coffee shops and restaurants are currently closed. Hopefully they’ll be up and running in a few months as usual”

Croyde Bay Walk

Croyde Bay Walk

Croyde Bay Walk
“Few people still working including these master thatchers. Fascinating to watch”
Croyde Bay Walk
“Jumper off and showing off as we left Darracott”

Croyde Bay Walk

Croyde Bay Walk
“Some of the views, in fact most of the views, are amazing as we cross from Darracott to Cott Cross”
Croyde Bay Walk
“Almost back to our lodgings at Braunton”
Croyde Bay Walk
“More showing off as we get back home ready for a coffee”

A beautiful walk through stunning scenery only slightly spoilt by my ridiculous expression as we neared home. Thoughts of coffee and biscuits overtook me and I completely lost control. Apologies all round.

We’re so lucky to be staying in this crazily good part of the world. The weather is doing it’s best to help too.

Keep safe and healthy out there and just keep up your social distancing. It’s not easy but it’s critical.

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    • It really does make a huge difference. We have been so lucky finding somewhere so peaceful and quiet to spend this time. I can’t imagine being stuck someplace where we couldn’t get outside. Hope you guys are both keeping safe and healthy?

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    • It’s been wonderful and we really have been so lucky to be able to get these lovely walks in each day. Thanks Anda, hope you are keeping happy and healthy at this difficult time?

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  1. Glad to see that lockdown is treating you well. You’re very lucky to have that magnificent stress reliever on your doorstep. I feel so sorry for all of those trapped in flats and don’t even have a communal garden they can mince around. Stay safe.

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    • We’ve more than lucky to be able to stay down here, really trying to make the most of the lovely countryside and walks all around too. Don’t know how we’d handle being stuck in a flat with no outside space, it’d be so tough.

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  2. Had a stint of excellent weather in the South East too. I suspect those surfers are the sort of people that don’t indicate on one way systems, or at roundabouts!

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    • Lovely walks all around here, we’ve been pretty fortunate to be able to stay somewhere so quiet and out of the way of all of the madness. Hope you’re keeping safe and well Chris?

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  3. Those surfers do sound like idiots, but glad you can avoid people otherwise! I haven’t even been in Richmond Park since right after lockdown started, even though we live only a minute’s walk away, because it’s still too busy, even though they’ve banned cars and cyclists. I think people are still driving in, parking on our road, and then walking in, which they really shouldn’t be doing!

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