6. Branscombe to Beer and return by inland paths 2018:03:28

10 miles with the Newton Abbot Ramblers

Branscombe Mouth

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Branscombe Mouth and beach. The return path comes down through the woodland and edge of the woods opposite

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Branscombe beach, and the view across the bay to Sidmouth and High peak, and then Ladram Bay in the distance

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Branscombe nestles slightly inland in a sheltered valley.

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The initial climb up East Cliff is steep

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The views from the top of East Cliff are well worth the effort.

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Holiday chalets sit on an old landslip under East Cliff

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Dramatic pillars of rock rise out of the landslip at Under Hooken. A path makes its way through the woodland, but the views are much better from above.

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The landslip at Under Hooken

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Hooken beach and the landslip.

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Views to the west from Hooken Cliffs

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Views to the east open out from South Down Common  Seaton

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The view to the under cliff. Lyme Regis is out of sight round the headland

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Portland is low on the horizon. Excellent views today.

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The south west coast path runs through the downland cliffs and landslips opposite

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Beer remains hidden between the two white cliffs. The view from Beer Head.

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We are now making are way back via inland paths and lanes, full of spring flowers.

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We circle round Branscome and head back towards Branscombe Down, and look down on the church

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A patch of white violets by the side of the path

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The path gives us occasional glimpses of Branscome Beach

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We descend quite steeply again from the West Cliff to Branscombe Mouth

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An anchor on the beach is a reminder of the beaching of MSC Napoli in 2007

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Branscome beach at the end of the afternoon, looking west

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Branscombe beach looking east.

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