The Buckfast Millennium Pilgrimage 2018

Day 12: Sidmouth to Kenton

An easy walk. If the arrows are blown away just follow the signs for the South West Coastal Path between Sidmouth and Exmouth. Some signs just say Coast Path. There are two not very challenging hilly areas; one after Sidmouth, the other after Budleigh Salterton. Always keep to the coastal path. This area is called the East Devon Heritage Coast. Don't be alarmed if you hear gunfire. It isn't a terrorist outrage, it's the army at the Straight Point Rifle Range a mile before Exmouth. They will not be pointing straight at you. Please be at the Methodist Church in Exmouth by 5pm at the latest so we can go as a group to catch the last ferry across the River Exe. If you miss the ferry, it's a very long walk around the estuary or an expensive taxi fare. The ferry fare is paid for by the pilgrimage. Taxi fares are paid for by you. See if you can find out who unveiled the Geoneedle? What is the Geoneedle?

Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 12

Loading the van today required passing the bags over a wall. John Chenery

Geoffrey leads our main service this morning in the style of the United Church of Canada John Chenery

Pilgrims outside the Methodist hall in Sidmouth. Maurice Hickman

Leaving Sidmouth John Chenery

Lawrence Doyle

Finbarr Doyle on the way to Kenton. Deirdre

The view forward from Peak Hill, today's highest point John Chenery

Grace was walking this morning with Auntie Sue. Lawrence Doyle

Lawrence Doyle

Lawrence Doyle

Stacks of red sandstone. Maurice Hickman

Lawrence Doyle

Rocks of Ladram Bay John Chenery

The sandstone stacks of Ladram Bay John Chenery

View back to Ladram Bay and Sidmouth John Chenery

Lawrence Doyle

Budleigh Salterton is close as the crow flies but the pilgrim has to divert inland from here to cross the River Otter John Chenery

Estuary of the River Otter from the Budleigh Salterton side: those trees again. John Chenery

Chris, Gillian and old Farmer Julian's family Maurice Hickman

The Salterton Arms, Budleigh Salterton John Chenery

In our reserved room upstairs in the Salterton Arms John Chenery

Here come the backmarkers, chasing me away from Budleigh Salterton John Chenery

Visual contact with Exe Estuary John Chenery

Looking across to Dawlish, tomorrow's lunch John Chenery

The sand spit of Dawlish Warren John Chenery

The Geo Needle at the Exe estuary. Maurice Hickman

Lawrence Doyle

The Geoneedle marks the western end of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site John Chenery

Tea for Two for Gillian and Maurice at The Point in Exmouth. John Chenery

Queuing for the ferry - one hour ahead of schedule John Chenery

Wishing Gillian farewell. Maurice Hickman

Gillian who had been with us for the last two days waves goodbye John Chenery

Pilgrims on the ferry. claregamble

On the ferry John Chenery

down the road into Kenton John Chenery

Arriving in Kenton Victory Hall John Chenery

Jim making pudding. Deirdre

Ceri, our talented chef this week! Deirdre


Pool action in the Dolphin, Kenton John Chenery