By: Blonde One

A walk around the lanes of Devon can take you to some amazing things. A recent walk in the area of Galmpton, Torbay was where Mr Blonde One and I enjoyed a Sunday stroll. We started our walk at the beach; parking at Broadsands. We walked south, inland through some lovely lanes and footpaths and saw all sorts of things from steam trains to Canadian geese. We walked through the estate that used to be home to Agatha Christie, Greenway, although we didn’t stop to enjoy the house which is open to the public and owned now by The National Trust. Any walk that takes you from the seashore to the shores of the River Dart has got to be a good one in my opinion.

Part way along our route we stumbled across a perfectly placed pub. We thought that it would have been rude not to pop in, so we enjoyed an unplanned stop, in what it turns out, claims to be the only independent village pub in Torbay. The Manor Inn is well worth a visit.

As you can see from the map there are many different routes that can be taken in this area so your walk can be as long or short as you like. Ours was a loop of just over 8 miles.

Upon our return to Broadsands we rewarded ourselves with an ice cream and a paddle in the sea! Perfect.