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SWCP - Day 6 - Braunton to Instow

sunny 20 °C

Steps / Distance 36,432 24.87km
Rating: easy

Today again was an easy, flat path, called the Tarka trail, a former railway. As such it has the advantage of being completely flat and car-free, but is popular and busy with cyclists. Also, being paved, it was harder on the feet than a dirt or grass path. However, with only 4 hrs (5 with breaks) I arrived at my booked Airbnb by 2pm.

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I stopped at the small museum in Barnstaple for a few minutes tour and toilets
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And there was a military helicopter doing manoeuvres overhead for the last hour or so. It kept going straight up and then straight down, flying high and low.
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I'd only had oranges on my breaks, so I was really hungry by 4ish and headed to the Instow Arms for a great Cajun chicken burger with stilton cheese. Super yummy. Oh, and of course 2 pints of Doom Bar Amber ale to wash it down.
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The view of Instow Beach from my table was an added bonus.
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The weather was perfect; sunny and no wind. A good day in Devon.

Posted by Deb Godley 17:19 Archived in England

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