Cirencester Ramblers

October 11th Torquay

On Thursday 11th October 17 members went on a 5½ mile walk from Brixham. We took the bus from Torquay seafront to Brixham and then walked up through Higher Brixham until we reached the South West Coast Path near Sharkham Point.

The windy conditions and rain showers added to the dramatic coastline views as we made our way along the SWCP to Berry Head. The fortress on Berry Head was part of the defences in the Napoleonic era; but has only ever been used as a training area for troops. Fortunately today there is an excellent cafe serving hot drinks and large pieces of cake!

After a refreshment stop we continued on the SWCP down to Brixham Harbour for lunch and the bus back to Torquay and the afternoon Cheese and Cider Tasting in the Toorak Hotel.

 

Sheltering from the rain as we wait for the bus

 

 A wet and windy day on the South West Coast Path

 

 

A hot drink and a slice of cake!

 

The proud Lifeboat tradition continues to the present day

 

 

 

Interesting sights on the walk

 

Back in Brixham Harbour