A grey start to the day as we left The Wayfairer after breakfast.
There was an immediate choice of following the path down the estuary or taking the ferry to Appledore and going on to Westward Ho! We spilt into two again here with a couple taking the ferry route and the others following the banks of the Torridge out of Instow along the old railway track like yesterday on what is known as the Tarka Trail. You leave Instow through the old station past the signal box and follow the river until you get to Bideford.
Appledore is an attractive fishing village with a few local shops and bars and good views back to Instow. We went through the village and followed the path to Northampton Burrows Country Park, a peninsular which has the Royal North Devon Golf Club which is the oldest golf course in the country.
Following the edge of the golf course we turned south and headed to Westward Ho! And our base for the night Culloden House. The first weeks walking completed with a total of 88 miles done and about 100 to do next week. Another day of around 11 miles tomorrow as we get back to the ups and downs of the coast on our way to Clovelly