Saturday 26th September – Paul’s Dartmouth Circular

10 walkers met at Dartmouth bandstand on a glorious day, under a clear blue sky, for a circular walk to Compass Cove.

After crossing the Dart by ferry, we set off for Dartmouth Castle via Warfleet Bay, stopping for a break at the castle to admire the view, before the long climb to the summit of the higher coastpath.
We continued to the settlement of Little Dartmouth, before descending onto the lower path, skimming the cliffs before reaching Compass Cove.   Due to a recent landslide access to the cove has now been forbidden, so instead we enjoyed lunch on the common overlooking Start Bay, before walking on back into Dartmouth.
An enjoyable day, with the sea our constant companion, which seemed a lot longer due to some of the steep climbs and descents , than the 5 miles actually walked.
Paul S