Tuesday, 13 June 2017

North Devon - June 2017

Due to a work commitment and the inclement weather we decided to cancel our 3 night stay in Bristol.  Not to be defeated though, we re-booked 2 nights in north Devon and stayed on the lovely C&MC site just outside Woolacombe (Willingcott).  It was lovely and peaceful too.

We arrived on the Thursday afternoon and spent it chilling out before wandering down to the local pub (a 10 minute stroll directly from the campsite) for a few pints and a nice meal.

On Friday it was dry so we decided to walk into Ilfracombe along the cycle path/old railway line.  It runs directly from the site and is about 4 miles, all downhill on the way too! We got caught in a couple of hefty showers but once we'd got into Ilfracombe it was dry and sunny.

We stopped off for morning coffee and ended up staying for lunch before wandering around the lovely harbour (the home of the Damien Hurst statue Verity - horrible in my opinion!), the little town with it's quirky shops and the gardens near to the Landmark Theatre.  We cheated and got the bus back to the site where we spent the evening.


Tigermouse said...

Love the painted shelter but that statue is just horrible :(

Jayne Hill said...

Glad I'm not the only one who thinks that statue is grotesque. Any chance it is only in position for a limited time?

Kernow Camper said...

Isn't it vile? Sadly it has been there for a few years now and is destined to stay. Damien Hurst lives in the area, has a restaurant in the town and owns quite a bit of land that has plans for houses! Need I say anymore? :-(