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Exmoor & North Devon Coast Path (South-West Coast Path Part 1)

by: Henry Stedman & Joel Newton

UPDATES

Updated information

Thank you to the readers who sent in updated information including Helen Older, Jeff Handley, Tony Maynard-Smith, Bryan Gray, Keri and Pauline, Morten Planer, Gabi Blauer, Elissa Klapper, Morten Planer, Isabel Heycock.

 

The information has not yet been checked by Trailblazer but it will be for the next edition.

 

For 1st edition

April 2017

p145 Braunton. Thistledene B&B, Exeter Road, Braunton, Devon  EX33 2BN. Tel: 01271 816260,  07736809406.   www.thistledene.com

 

September 2016

p130 Woolacombe  Woolacombe is a village not a town; it also has never been a fishing village and there was virtually nothing there before the railway came to Mortehoe station in the 1870s.

p148 Braunton to Instow  The railway line from Barnstaple to Ilfracombe was run by London and South Western Railway (LSWR) not North Devon Railway.

 

July 2016

p159 Instow.  Wayfarer Inn single now £55.

p172 Westward Ho! Brockenhurst B&B has shut.
p172 Penkenna House no longer operates a website. The reader didn’t check whether they’re actually still in business, but the house was put up for sale in 2012.
p172  Village Inn now £55 single / £45 double.
p172 Waterfront Inn: double rooms start at £65, family rooms at £90.
p186 Hartland Quay.  Hartland Quay Hotel: rooms start at £65.
p194 Morwenstow. Cornakey Farm website has been taken down, according to another website rooms now range between £80 and £90.
p194 Bush Inn website has moved, it is now www.thebuishinnmorwenstow.com; rooms £65 / £90.

 

September 2015

Page 91, Porlock Weir to Lynton.  A reader wrote in to say she disagreed with the book's distance listed ‎as 4.5 hours for 12.5 miles; this was not her experience and she estimated the time should have said more like 5.5 hours.  

 

July 2015

p88, Porlock.  The Butterflies B&B has shut.
p104, Lynton.  Waterloo House Hotel.  
Prices now range from £70-80 per night.
p104, Lynton.  Fernleigh Guest House
is under new ownership. Their new website is yet to be put online, but it does state that rooms start at £50 per night.

p116, Combe Martin. Pack O'Cards does not have single rooms; double rooms are £75.
p123, Ilfracombe.  The Harbour Lights.
Prices start at £40pp.
p123, Ilfracombe. Rocky Cove. 
Prices start at £75 according to their website.
p130, Woolacombe. Fairhaven.
Currently doesn’t operate as a B&B.


p170/171, Map 39, Westward Ho! Braddicks Holiday Centre does not take tents and campers.

p 176, Map 42, Steart Farm Touring Park - closed.  In Bucks Mills there were signs to find the way to the campsite - but on the hill on the entrance gate there was a notice: "Closed for this season... sorry".

p179, Map 43, Clovelly. Dyke Green Farm Campsite has closed.

 

April 2015

Combe Martin

At the harbour end of Combe Martin there is an Indian restaurant open in the evenings (the premises are a café during the day), it's been in business for 9 months, the service was friendly and my meal was very good.
Indian Kitchen, Borough Road, Combe Martin, EX34 0DQ (on the other side of the road from The Galleon Tearoom).  01271 882918, restaurant & take away, open 7 days a week 5.30pm to 11.30pm.

 

Clovelly

Although the guide left me with low expectations of the shop in Clovelly, which thankfully meant I'd stocked up in Westward Ho!, I wasn't expecting it to be shut at 4pm on Friday afternoon with no indication of when it may open again.  When I mentioned this to the B&B owners they just rolled their eyes.

 

9 September 2014

p117 Watermouth.  Mill Park campsite.   The  tent cocoons have electricity, lights and heating but that's all so you need a sleeping mat as well as a sleeping bag.

The Olde Globe Inn in Berrynarbor is only 10 min walk from Mill Park and does a cracking curry according to a reader's feedback.  

 

21 May 2014

p 164 Bideford. Old Keepers Cottage B&B, Tennacott Lane, Bideford, EX39 4QD.  www.oldkeeperscottage.net. They are very happy to provide a free collection/drop off service for walkers and/or their luggage.

 

8 May 2014

p137 Croyde. There is a National Trust café, shop and toilets adjacent to the car park.
p145 Braunton. A new Tesco, with toilets, is open about 200m from the Path.
p158 There is a sign at the cricket pitch saying no right of way (the map shows the path going round the pitch). There is an alternative route slightly inland but you need to look out for it as it's not clear.
p159 Instow. Springfield House B&B. Very positive feedback from one walker who wrote in to us.

 

October 2013

p178 Clovelly. Red Lion Hotel. B&B rates are from £37.50 pppn - £45 pppn based on two people sharing.

 

 

1 July 2013

p182 Map 44. Feedback from a walker suggests there should be double chevrons at the western end of the map,  and single chevons where it's less steep however it is difficult to make this accurate for all levels of walkers. 

p183 Map 45.   The memorial to a crashed Wellington Bomber is at the black dot on the map.
p 184 Map 46.  Travelling west one passes a stile, a chevron, another stile, a sharp right turn by a signpost before a sharp left turn. There is no gate. 

p201. Bude. Map 55. There is a road shown running southwest from the Hotel number 18, which then does a left turn to the sub post office.  Though beyond the turn, items 19, 20, Library and the Bude Light are are to the northwest. of the line of the first section of this road.

 

June 2013

p82 The Rugged Alternative route, map 4. Dogs are now allowed on this route but they have to be on leads.

p84  Bossington is in North Somerset.

 

 

Exmoor & North Devon Coast Path (South-West Coast Path Part 1)