18th April 2018 Churston – Brixham

Norma writes:-
What a beautiful day! The warmest so far this year.. So lucky after the long, cold Spring. Definitely no overtrousers, gloves or fleeces needed!
Our walk started at Lupton House and we were pleased to welcome two new walkers – which made a total of 16.
We set off down Lupton’s drive, over to Churston village, along Green Lane then circled around the Church and along to Quay Lane.  So lovely and dry…only a few small patches left of the dreadful mud we have encountered this winter.
We meandered down through the side of Grove woods and the newly planted valley – pleased to see some bluebells. Everything being much later this year…
As we arrived at Churston Cove – our lucky day!  Just a few metres away, 3 or 4 seals were putting on a great show -also enjoying the warm, sunny weather.
After a few puffs, everyone conquered the steep path up through the woods to Battery Point. Well done! The views across the Bay were stunning. We then walked along and around to the other side of Brixham Harbour to see the splendid flower beds – all provided by local volunteers.
After taking a bus back to Lupton, we walked back along the drive and 12 of us stayed to enjoy a well earned lunch.
Photos taken by Mark are shown below, followed by photos taken by Norma.

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