|Day 1:||Settle into your lovely thatched inn before you enjoy a delicious meal in the restaurant's acclaimed restaurant.|
|Day 2:||Today you'll walk between two idyllic villages, Branscombe and Beer. Branscombe nestles in a beautiful combe, its narrow lanes lined with pretty thatched cottages. The cluster of National Trust properties includes an ancient forge and a bakery - perfect for a Devonshire cream tea at the end of the walk! A splendidly scenic coastal path leads to Branscombe Mouth, once the haunt of smugglers, now a popular spot with boats and cafes. An undulating path winds through a spectacular tumbled chasm of undercliff, a renowned wildlife habitat. Then up to Beer Head with fantastic views across open seas towards Portland Bill in one direction and Torbay in the other. And, with luck, you may see peregrine falcons high up amongst the rock stacks. Lunch is in the utterly delightful village of Beer with its pebble beach, boats and stone fishermen’s cottages. More spectacular coastal scenes await you as you make your way back to the comforts of your idyllic retreat at Branscombe. On the way you are likely to see a variety of East Devon’s wonderful flora. (7 miles, 11 km)|
|Day 3:||More spectacular walking, today in the opposite direction towards Sidmouth. This section of coastal path from Branscombe to Weston Mouth is gorgeous, arguably the best in all East Devon. You may be lucky enough to see dolphins down below, dancing in the surf, as you walk along the coast, fantastic views towards Torbay ahead. If you visit in May you will be in for a special treat: clouds of rare butterflies in wonderful wild flower meadows. Lunch is at Weston’s famous Donkey Sanctuary where there you'll enjoy meeting the residents. Each one enjoys a life of loving care and attention in this special place which also promotes the welfare of donkeys worldwide. Back in Branscombe, you curve down between two steep hills, delightful cottages adorned with hanging baskets lining your route. What better way to conclude than with a Devonshire cream tea at the wonderful Old Bakery! (7 miles, 11 km)|
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