18 December 2016 - A Walk With Views over the Lower Dart
On Sunday 18th December sixteen ramblers and one dog met at Broadsands on a misty morning that promised sunshine to come. They climbed up the hill under the old viaduct and followed the footpath to Windy Corner and across the main road into Galmpton village. Passing the boatyard entrance, they paused to look out across the calm waters of the River Dart where wispy mists were drifting along the river. Leaving Galmpton Creek the group climbed a short way before descending to the beach by Old Mill Farm. Here they took a coffee break and many photographs.
Resuming the walk, they passed along the beach towards the old lime kiln, and over the stile to climb up past Lower Greenway Farm. Continuing to climb they followed the LDP to the viewpoint near Maypool, where an early lunch was taken as they admired the view down the river towards Noss and Dartmouth. Indeed, it was considered to be the Best Lunch Stop of the year. Maybe we should consider an annual award! After lunch the walk resumed in an easterly direction past the old youth hostel and picked up the John Musgrave trail to Churston Cross, Churston Court and over the golf course past Elberry Farm. From here it was a short stroll back to the cars where the group dispersed after thanking Richard for an enjoyable walk blessed with fine winter weather.