Arriving at Woodbury Salterton

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Coldharbour Farm CL, it is another cracking site, with fantastic views, peace and tranquility. My morning strolls with the dogs have been interesting and and the site is conveniently placed to explore this stunning part of South Devon. The added bonus for me is that there has been a 4G signal so I have been able to work without having to go in daily search of wifi.

It does not take us long to pack up, but we are in no rush because our next site is only an hour up the road. So when it comes to hitching the caravan onto the car I hand Lynnie the mover controls. This is a promotion for Lynnie, she normally watches this process, but it is time for her to take the next step in her caravan proficiency test. With ease she has it mastered and I sense this will be a task she will be taking on in the future.

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Our next stop on this tour is the other side of Exeter at Woodbury Salterton. We soon arrive at our destination Pidgeons Farm, which rather confusingly is shown as Pigeons Farm on our OS map and the farm sign has Pidgeons Farm on one side and Pigeons Farm on the other!

We quickly set up, we are getting the hang of this new air awning. Our preference on a moving day is to take a stroll from the site to get a feel for the area. From the site we turn right along the lane and at the junction turn left. Shortly after there is a turning to the right which we ignore.

After a quarter of a mile we turn right up a typical Devon lane narrow with high banks on either side. At a junction we turn left and walk down a lane to Hogsbrook Farm at the farm we keep on the track as it bends to the right through the farmyard.

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Reaching the gate to Lyndhayne Farm we turn right along a track with Woodbury Park Golf Course to either side. The course has a high reputation and the bits we glimpse look immaculate, perhaps I will return here one day when I have the clubs in the caravan.

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We continue up the drive of the Golf Club until we reach a road to Woodbury. As we walk down we get views of the Exe Estuary in the distance. After passing a large caravan park we turn right and follow the lane back to Woodbury Salterton, turning left at a junction in the village and then within a few yards right and back to Pidgeons Farm.

My Suunto Traverse says that our little amble has covered almost three and half miles. An ideal little wander to get acclimatised to the area. Back at the Coachman the map comes out so that I can plan a longer excursion for tomorrow!

To view this route in OS Maps Click Here

To follow this walk you will need Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 115 – Exmouth & Sidmouth


19th April 2016

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