South Devon - Burgh Island

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jun 12
2021

12 people attending

3 places left

Your price
£12.50
Event booking closes on Jun 11 at 23:45:00
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Coastal path has a series of up-down climbs. Total ascent for the whole walk is 500m

http://www.burghisland.com/ 

There was something magical about an island—the mere word suggested fantasy. You lost touch with the world—an island was a world of its own. A world, perhaps, from which you might never return. 

Burgh Island was a favourite spot for Agatha Christie.  It was the inspiration for Soldier Island for her novel 'And then there were None' and the hotel that Hercule Poirot stayed at in 'Evil under the Sun'.

If this had been an old house, with creaking wood, and dark shadows, and heavily paneled walls, there might have been an eerie feeling. But this house was the essence of modernity. There were no dark corners—no possible sliding panels—it was flooded with electric light—everything was new and bright and shining. There was nothing hidden in this house, nothing concealed. 

This walk starts on the mainland in nearby Ringmore before walking along the river estuary of the Avon.  Depending on the tide we may be able to walk across to the Island for lunch, or there is a 'bus' you can catch over but we'll have lunch on the beach, get to spend an hour or so exploring (or going for a swim), before heading back to the mainland past Bigbury-on-Sea before following the coastal path towards Ringmore again.

The walk is around 12 miles, and will take about 4 or 5 hours depending on how long we spend on Burgh Island and the beaches.

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Dogs are welcome to join us on this event but we do ask the following:

  • Please appreciate the fact that not everyone is a dog owner or lover- especially when we stop to eat
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If your dog is uncontrolled and strays in open land frightening other animals or livestock, the leader is supported by the OutdoorLads board of trustees to ask you to leave the event as this is not acceptable behaviour.

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