July 22nd Ringmore and Bigbury

Jane led 12 walkers on this excellent, modestly described as “moderate”,  4 mile walk from Ringmore.

Click on this photo to see the photos I took on this walk

Click on this photo to see the photos I took on this walk

Though at the start the possibility of showers was forecast, we were treated to warm sunshine, though a stiff breeze as we climbed out from Aymer Cove proved a challenge to the hat wearers.

From the car park by the church in Ringmore we took the path past Lower Manor Farm and down the right hand side of the valley to Ayrmer Cove. We stopped to admire a herd of cows with their calves along with a bull (complete with a ring in his nose) The climb up to Toby’s Point was strenuous but with amazing views along the coast.

We passed by Challaborough Bay to Bigbury, ignoring Burgh Island as the tide was in, then took the road out of the village with fine views of Bantham on our right.

The final leg of the walk, over the fields to Ringmore, proved to be the most challenging with the steep descents playing havoc with protesting knee joints.

We were all pleased to reach the aptly named “Journeys End” Inn with its unusual but pricey menu.

If you’d like to know more about Ringmore, its history etc, follow this link.

To see photos and video for the 2007 version of this walk click here

To see photos and video for the 2009 version of this walk click here