Lyme Regis to Seaton

19/5/12 We started the day at the White Hart in Colyford waiting for the X53 connection to Lyme. The Wheelwright were cleaning their pipes. Once in Lyme we grabbed a sandwich and started along the modernised Marine Parade towards the Cobb. First pub was the Royal Standard.

Two more pints of Palmers Copper and Best for £6.70. It was a sunny day, so people were outside and the staff seemed happy. We had a game of pool. Just a few yard away is the Harbour Inn.

It's not as bad as it looks. For some reason, the Path goes along a back street here rather than the front. A pint of Tribute (4.2%) and Otter Ale (4.5%) for £6.60. Stay indoors and you're allowed proper glasses. Just a few more yards and we're at the Cobb Arms.

Again, there were more people out than in. Another game of pool to go with our Copper and Best again for £6.70, but it did feel a bit more like a pub.

Then the walking bit. We had been waiting for some reasonable weather as this 'undercliff' stretch is supposed to be a bit muddy, slippy etc. We found it ok. There were signs warning of the nature of the walk and a duration of three to four hours. There are occasional glimpses of both the sea and the cliff, but most of the route is through trees.

We emerged at the other end some two and a half hours later despite stopping four times for Sid to do some watering. Descending through an empty golf course, we crossed the river Axe and then along the front at Seaton.

Just time for one in the Hook and Parrot before the last bus home. A Green King IPA (3.6%) and Doom Bar for £5.60. It seemed a bit quiet, but I guess it was Saturday tea time.

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