A Longer Version of the Dart Estuary Walk.
Five weeks after leading a shorter walk in the area, Richard Farr led ten long walkers on an extended walk.This was a balanced group, five women and five male walkers! Frpm Broadsands they took the coast path via Elberry Cove and paused for a coffee stop on the rocks high above Churston Cove, enjoying the winter sunshine. The route then took them via Churston Cross to Higher Greenway where they took lunch with the fine view down the River Dart.
After lunch the walk descended via Lower Greenway Farm where a brick chimney still stands to show where a steam engine was once installed in the mid nineteenth century.Passing along the beach by the Dart, and past the large boatyard, the route ascended through Galmpton village and back to Broadsands Road beneath Brunel's imposing but now redundant viaduct. Richard was thanked for leading the walk on a beautiful winter's day. Meanwhile, the robin they encountered was pleased to have avoided Richard's boot.