An eight mile circular walk Stokenham Beesands Strete Slapton Ley


2013-02-24-12-24-50_p1100190_stokenham-beesands-strete-slapton-ley-2013-02-24.jpg  A north east wind close to freezing made this a bracing day.

Beesands on a chilly winters day 2013-02-24

A north east wind close to freezing made this a bracing day.


2013-02-24-12-25-13_p1100191_stokenham-beesands-strete-slapton-ley-2013-02-24.jpg  Boats drawn up clear of the sea at Beesands

Beesands boats on the shore

Boats drawn up clear of the sea at Beesands


2013-02-24-12-59-14_p1100192_stokenham-beesands-strete-slapton-ley-2013-02-24.jpg  A view looking north of the long gravel bank, and of Slapton Ley

Slapton Ley and the long gravel bank

A view looking north of the long gravel bank, and of Slapton Ley


2013-02-24-12-59-21_p1100193_stokenham-beesands-strete-slapton-ley-2013-02-24.jpg  A view from the coast path

Slapton gravel bank and the south Devon coastline

A view from the coast path


2013-02-24-13-28-00_p1100194_stokenham-beesands-strete-slapton-ley-2013-02-24.jpg  A good path runs clear of the road with good views of the water

Walking beside Slapton Ley 2013-02-24

A good path runs clear of the road with good views of the water


2013-02-24-13-40-17_p1100195_stokenham-beesands-strete-slapton-ley-2013-02-24.jpg  Slapton Ley is a haven for wildlife with extensive reed beds

Slapton Ley with its fringe of reeds 2013-02-24

Slapton Ley is a haven for wildlife with extensive reed beds


2013-02-24-13-40-25_p1100196_stokenham-beesands-strete-slapton-ley-2013-02-24.jpg  Newton Abbot Ramblers walking along the coast path

Walking group beside Slapton Ley 2013-02-24

Newton Abbot Ramblers walking along the coast path


2013-02-24-13-45-23_p1100197_stokenham-beesands-strete-slapton-ley-2013-02-24.jpg  Coots, Moorhen and ducks fill the pools among the reed beds.

Reed beds and water birds Slapton Ley 2013-02-24

Coots, Moorhen and ducks fill the pools among the reed beds.


2013-02-24-13-45-32_p1100198_stokenham-beesands-strete-slapton-ley-2013-02-24.jpg  These smaller pools are favourites of the wildlife

Coots in the reeds Slapton Ley 2013-02-24

These smaller pools are favourites of the wildlife


2013-02-24-13-46-04_p1100199_stokenham-beesands-strete-slapton-ley-2013-02-24.jpg  A coot in amongst the reeds.

A coot, possibly starting to build a nest Slapton Ley 2013-02-24

A coot in amongst the reeds.


2013-02-24-13-47-01_p1100200_stokenham-beesands-strete-slapton-ley-2013-02-24.jpg  A path runs along the side of the ley from this corner of the lake - a small display of pictures of wildlife and a shelter are also here.

Slapton Ley . A view from the bridge over the channel that joins the two lakes

A path runs along the side of the ley from this corner of the lake - a small display of pictures of wildlife and a shelter are also here.


2013-02-24-14-47-42_p1100201_stokenham-beesands-strete-slapton-ley-2013-02-24.jpg  Up stream from Slapton Ley

Tussock grass grows well in the wet conditions.

Up stream from Slapton Ley


2013-02-24-14-47-49_p1100202_stokenham-beesands-strete-slapton-ley-2013-02-24.jpg  Tussock grass likes themild and wet conditions here.

Tussock grass in a wetland area

Tussock grass likes themild and wet conditions here.