Rod’s Ramble to Occombe and Cockington – Saturday 2nd January 2021


Walking in the fresh air is surely one of the big pleasures of life, especially when the day is bright and sunny. This time of year of course it can be on the chilly side but a brisk walk soon gets the blood pumping around the system and within a short time the chilliness disappears.
 20 members plus one potential member booked on Rod’s ramble to Occombe and Cockington. Wanting to avoid the main sea road we walked behind the Grand Hotel and took the higher, quieter roads, meeting up with the main road just short of the old gas works site.
Here we turned right up a narrow path through the trees until we reached the school, crossing the road to take the  path up to Occombe. Being early in the year, the trees were bare giving us a nice view to the nearby brook.
At Occombe we paused in glorious sunshine for a drinks break, before descending once more to the path towards Cockington. Here had our lunch. before walking past the lakes and joining the path through the water meadows back to the sea front and the start of our walk.
This 6 mile ramble is very pleasant at any time but in the crisp winter sunshine it was almost magical. A brilliant way to spend a Saturday.
Rod W