By: Blonde One
Mr Blonde One and I recently decided to enjoy the sunshine with a walk around Fingle Bridge on the east of the moors. We parked at Castle Drogo (well worth a visit, although we didn’t this time) and followed a very well signed path heading over open meadows and into woodland. The start of the walk is designed to be accessed by wheelchairs (well done National Trust) and would make a very pleasant afternoon on its own.
On venturing further into the woods we had the most excellent of walks. We wound our way down the steep gorge to the bottom of the valley where we had a drink at the very picturesque Fingle Bridge Inn. It was very busy so I would recommend walking to the pub rather than driving! After whiling away an hour or so watching children and dogs playing in the River Teign we headed back up the river valley until we reached a pleasing suspension bridge. The paths were all very well waymarked and had a selection of interesting names: Hunters Path, Foresters track, Fishermans Path.
This bridge crossed us back over the river where we began our gradual climb back up through the woodland to Castle Drogo. We decided that this was the perfect walk as we tucked into our ice creams purchased from the castle café. There was even an added bonus next to the café but you’ll have to go and see for yourself what it is!