What to expect:
Starting at the Braunton Countryside Centre this 3hr walk will take you through the quieter parts of Braunton via some of the rural footpaths that weave through the village. There will be a chance to discuss some of Braunton’s history, how the Tarka Trail came about, geology of Braunton and some other points of interest covered too.
For this walk a reasonable degree of fitness is required; there are a few rougher sections that could be muddy in places (hence strong walking shoes or boots; some may wish to use walking poles); also some steepish slopes up and down on Watery Lane to East Street section with stiles to negotiate.
After navigating the rural footpaths and lanes of Braunton, walkers will be rewarded with some of the best panoramic views of Braunton. Defiantly a rewarding walk!
About the guide:
Paul was brought up in South Norfolk; London Uni BSc & PhD, Sussex Uni MSc; 7yrs of Soils Research at Rothamsted (Harpenden); 24yrs lecturing at college/university in London on Geology, Geography, Ecology, Science & Society; early retirement late 1990s to Braunton, with 6yrs part-time for NT at Baggy, incl. recruiting and guided walks; active member of many “natural history” related bodies, including Devon Wildlife Trust, Devon Birds.