Peter H’s Totnes to Littlehempston Circular – Wednesday 24th November

 

On a pleasant morning, 15 walkers set off through Bridgetown, taking in the Egyptian memorabilia and the old crocodile, cleaning his teeth, as seen in our gallery.
We then proceeded up past Jubilee Road and along the lane to join the bridle way. At the top we had a coffee stop and a pause to shed a layer, after the climb.
We then descended past the caravan site, to arrive at the Foal Sanctuary. Turning left we picked up the footpath taking us near to The Pig & Whistle public house, where went under the viaduct, to avoid crossing the busy main road.
The trail then ascended into the woods and across a wooden bridge over a stream. This led to a gateway with a carved raptor. A narrow stone step and slope brought us down to a lane into Littlehempston. We followed the lane, heading for the Church, where we selected various benches around the churchyard to enjoy our lunch.
Afterwards,  we retraced our way through the village and up to the main road, which we all carefully crossed. Continuing along the meandering track we eventually rejoined the path back to Totnes.
After maintaining a good pace, we returned ahead of time,  So 7 of us ended up at Coffee #1 to finish off a perfect 7 miles walking.
Peter H