East Down village, in North Devon, lies in the stunning countryside between Lynton and Barnstaple – which is only about forty minutes drive from where we live. We decided to take advantage of a crisp autumnal day and go for a circular walk ending in a pub lunch.
When we arrived in the village we parked in the pub car park. As it happens we saw a member of staff and asked him whether it was okay to park there and would we have to book for lunch. He was very accommodating and said parking there whilst we walked was no problem at all and that he would ensure we would have a table when we were done.
The walk took us through fields (muddy in some parts), but the majority of it through the woodland and rolling hills that Devon is famous for. It was a truly peaceful walk and we didn’t encounter another soul except for a cow with her two young calves and an inquisitive flock of sheep, when we stopped and brewed a fresh coffee.
The walk was steep in some places, but the views were so worth it. The picture above is of me and my ageing collie enjoying the amazing views.