Thursday, May 11th, 2023 – Brixham to Babbacombe
Approximately 13 miles – Easy to Moderate
Today started with a bus ride to Brixham where I left off yesterday. Brixham is an absolutely lovely town so I took a stroll around the shops there before heading off for the path. As I walked around the harbour I took a closer look at the replica of the Golden Hind which is moored in Brixham Harbour. According to Wikipedia this replica is based on a steel barge and couldn’t actually sale. Follow the link above for the interesting story of why it is there.
As I climbed up the path into the hills, the day became very grey and misty. Sadly not so many photo opportunities appear in bad weather; though I did manage to get a snap of the steam train as it passed through Broadsands.
It was a hilly start to the walk, but then the path becomes much flatter around Paignton and Torbay. After Torbay we embarked on a roller-coaster style walk around Hope’s Nose and Black Head before entering Torquay region. Although this was a fairly difficult walk, I wanted to press on and see if I could lengthen today’s walk in favour of a shorter one tomorrow. We’ll see…
I eventually finished walking on the far side of Babbacombe and travelled back to my B&B.
As you probably know, this year I’m walking for charity and raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society and Cancer Research. These have both touched my family severely over the years so I’d be so grateful if you’d be willing to support my fundraising efforts.
To donate to Alzheimer’s Society, please visit my Alzheimer’s Giving Page
To donate to Cancer Research please visit my Cancer Research Giving Page
You can find the highlights and more information on this route on The South West Coast Path website
Here are the photo’s from today’s walk.