In which: I make but little progress ● October’s end is revisited ● a view never to be seen again
Date: 12 April 2021 Time of walk: 1540 to 1655 Today’s walking: 5.9 km Progress along SWCP: 1.7 km Estimated ascent: 240 metres
With the Covid pandemic easing, in the UK at least, from 12 April 2021 we were allowed to stay away from home in self-catering accommodation. I’d booked the week off work some months ago, partly to use up some of my 2020 leave, and although initially intending simply to make some day-trips, at short notice I decided to see if I could find any self-catering at a sensible price, and found a place on the edge of Bridport in Dorset, nicely located for a bit more walking on the South West Coast Path.
So, on the day of arrival, after settling in at my new place, I drove the few miles to the National Trust’s Langdon Hill car park for a late afternoon walk. The plan was primarily to link Golden Cap, where I’d reached in October last year, and Seatown, nearby to the east, but I extended the walk a little to make it more worthwhile, though still only making about a mile’s progress along the SWCP.