15 walkers descended the path from the N.T. Car park down to Scabbacombe head, taking the higher coastal path towards Ivy cove. Magnificent views and sightings of ponies , Soay sheep and a seal.
A coffee stop above Pudcombe Cove , sadly no longer safely accessible from the coastal path.
Continuing pass Coleton Fishacre gardens with glimpses of camellias in full bloom we headed past Froward point and the voluntary manned coastguard station.
Sited here is the Brownstone WW2 Battery now cared for by the National Trust. Into pine woodland and the historical Warren estate and a steep stepped descent into Mill Bay cove for lunch. The tower on the beach was originally a lime kiln and than a mill.
A steep wooded climb and leaving the coast we headed up the watery pack horse lane to Higher brownstone Farm, pass entrance to Col. Fishacre and return to car park.
A small number enjoyed the tea rooms at Col. Fishacre.