Once again, we were so lucky! Rainy days just gone and gales forecast for Thursday onwards but on Wednesday the weather was just perfect!
14 of us met at The Kents in Wellswood which still had a beautiful display of flower baskets and borders..After choosing our lunch for later, we set off along Lincombe Drive. It was so nice to walk along a quiet, leafy road with not a yellow line in sight !
We zig-zagged down some of the paths through Lincombe woods – passing some huge, magnificent trees, lots of dainty cyclamen and old Victorian seats. Every so often we could enjoy the sea views way down below…
The path exits the bottom of the woods at the western end of Meadfoot Road. As it was almost high tide, it was lovely to watch the waves in the sunshine as we walked along to Ilsham Valley.
Half way along the valley, we turned right to go up a long flight of steep steps to Bishop’s Close. We forgot to count the steps but nobody volunteered to go back down again to count them !! After a drink and short rest, we meandered along and down the roads back towards The Kents taking a little loop past the Glen Eagles hotel. Interesting properties and views.
I think we all agreed it was a good lunch at a reasonable price and will definitely use it as a walk base in the future!
Photos above by Norma. Photos below by Wendy