Instow to Westward Ho! Day 7

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.


Here we crossed the Torridge via the old stone bridge and again kept close to the riverbank as headed back towards the estuary and the village of Appledore some 3 miles away.

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


3 thoughts on “Instow to Westward Ho! Day 7

  1. Well done chaps. Half way so keep up the good work. Weather not too good here in Sidmouth so hopefully better your way. Not so many pictures of eating and drinking this time but lots of great views. All the best. Great to read the blog by the way.

  2. So pleased you had good weather (Day 7) and enjoyed the day. Margaret has a point about the ‘eating’ pictures, are you NOT posting the evidence Steve or are you trying to stitch Fluff up – see he got the woman again!! Bad luck Gareth but the decoupage you and Fluff created is brilliant! Well lads half way there almost, hope Day 8 goes well. Take care, walk safely. Linda xx

  3. Half done and still fit enough for a few refreshments at your ‘Planning’ meetings! Mind you Linda is right its a while since we heard how they are getting along! I am pleased for you all that the weather has been so good. Not that I could say the same for Fluff. I have never met a man so determined to increase the size of his Harem – at least I think that’s what its called. The weather has also made it easier for the boot polish man! I wonder if its that which so impresses the ladies? Well done all – onwards and upwards! ps has Brian found any Barrr……gains yet?

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