The Buckfast Millennium Pilgrimage 2018

Day 13: Kenton to Barton

On today's walk as we head into Dawlish and into Teignmouth, we are walking along the sea wall right next to Brunel's Great Western Railway. These stretches of the line famously get damaged in exceptionally stormy weather. At Teignmouth we catch a ferry across the River Teign to Shaldon. This is a shuttle service. The ferry is too small to take all the pilgrims at once but it is only a 10 to 15 minute wait for the next one. After Shaldon, we follow a very hilly section of the South West Coast Path, the final coastal section of our pilgrimage.

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All Saints Church, Kenton John Chenery

John Chenery

The intricately carved 550-year-old rood screen at All Saints, Kenton. Deirdre

In All Saints Kenton John Chenery

John Chenery

The walk started on quiet country roads with views like this. Deirdre

alongside Brunel's Great Western railway in Dawlish John Chenery

Dawlish view John Chenery

Approaching Dawlish Maurice Hickman

We were free to find our own lunch in Dawlish and these folk followed the frontmarkers to the Brunswick Arms. John Chenery

Others sat in the gardens. John Chenery

Famous black swans of Dawlish. Native to Australia Deirdre

Dawlish Methodist Church John Chenery

View back to Dawlish John Chenery

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Train heading out from Teignmouth John Chenery

On the Teignmouth to Shaldon ferry John Chenery

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View back to Teignmouth John Chenery

My fellow frontmarker Maureen climbs one of many hills. This is our final section of the South West Coast Path, from Shaldon, and one of the hilliest sections that we did! John Chenery

Lawrence Doyle

Lawrence Doyle

Nick’s nightly fire safety talk. Deirdre

Francis giving his nightly general info. pilgrimage2012 Deirdre

Tineke herding pilgrim cats. Deirdre

Jonty Dog joined us today. Here he is inspecting the pilgrim's boots. (He is the mascot of Hazelwood Holiday Park in Dawlish Warren, where we had a morning drinks stop.) John Chenery