South West Coast Path: Cream Tea Saves the Day

One of the many small coves we’ve walked around.

The weather this morning shot the day into first place for our worst trekking weather ever! Drizzle soon turned to rain compounded by gusty winds as we continued forward to Woolacombe, our next stop. Fortunately, today’s trail led us between hedgerows rather than out along the steep cliffs, so we felt it unlikely we’d be blown away.

We reached the town of Ilfracombe, 5 miles from our starting point, after two and a half hours of fighting Mother Nature.

Soaking wet, we popped into the bar of Ilfracombe’s Royal Britannia Hotel for a cup of coffee and they couldn’t have been nicer. As we unloaded our backpacks and peeled off our rain pants, the woman behind the bar up-sold us to orders of cream tea…not that it took much convincing.

I entertained the idea of grabbing a taxi to Woolacombe, but £37 seemed as steep as the hills we were climbing. Reg decided we’d continue our trek…after fortifying ourselves with one of England’s most popular treats.

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6 thoughts on “South West Coast Path: Cream Tea Saves the Day

  1. Deborah Gudger

    It’s so beautiful, I’m sorry today was such a challenge! Gah! Cream tea, however, looks like just the thing to pick up your spirits! Walk on!

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  2. What a shame it was so wet and windy, unfortunately that coastline does get some unpredictable weather. Hopefully the cream tea helped get you going. Bet you’re looking forward to your rest day and a long lay in?

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  3. Collette

    Thanks for the memories! I miss cream teas. 💜😉

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