3. Snapes Point, Batson Creek, Salcombe, North Sands, Combe 9 miles 2018:05:13

A 9 mile walk with the Newton Abbot Ramblers.

We started at the National Trust car park for Snapes Point, close to Lincombe Cross.

Heading from the car park towards Tosnos Point. Panoramic views of the Kingsbridge Estuary, Charleton, Frogmore Creek, Halwell Wood

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Panoramic views of the Kingsbridge Estuary. Tosnos Point is on the left, looking down the estuary

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Panoramic view of the Kingsbridge Estuary as we head towards Snapes Point

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Kingsbridge Estuary

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Now just past Snapes Point and we have panoramic views of Salcombe Harbour, Salcombe and Batson Creek

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Salcombe and Batson Creek

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Honeysuckle covering a thatched roof at the head of Batson Creek

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Brewery Quay

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Follow the path that runs close to the shore along Victoria Quay past Salcombe Lifeboat

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At least one shed still used by fishermen

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Head along Fore Street and then Cliff Road

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Walls covered in flowers

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from Salcombe, Cliff Road,  looking at Mill Bay and Sunny Cove

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Panorama of Salcombe North Sands Beach

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The remains of Salcombe Castle. Once a powerful stronghold.

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We took the path along Moult Road

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At Combe we turned right up a track

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The path up from Combe is lined with flowers. Mostly red campion here

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Further up the hill, big patches of wild Garlic

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A glimpse of the estuary over the fields

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Orchids and a beautiful Devon thatched house

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More wild garlic lining the path

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An absolutely splendi Wisteria on the lane between Batson Cross and lower Batson

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The tide returning into Batson Creek

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Batson Creek, before we head back up to the car park.