Clovelly

August 12, 2011

Mr K and I recently spent a lovely relaxing week exploring some of the Cornwall coast; of course I've been having a great long relaxing summer anyway but Mr K was definitely in need of some summer rest and relaxation far from the madding crowd!
First stop on the way to Cornwall was the quaint village of Clovelly in North Devon, a uniquely preserved coastal fishing village which clings to a 400 ft cliff, it really does. No cars are allowed in the village and all access is by foot, well unless you are staying at the Red Lion on the quayside like we were, that way you get to manoeuvre your way down tiny windy roads to the bottom and park right beside the water - result! After settling in to our room and a quick meat and potato pasty on the quayside for lunch we took advantage of the land rover service which is provided to take visitors all the way back to the top so we could then walk back down and enjoy the views. Some people happily walk up and down but we're neither that mad nor that fit. The cobbles are treacherous and not that easy to walk on so sensible foot gear is a must, I loved the sign which said "stiletto heels not recommended on the cobbles", who on earth would even consider such a thing?


























This is the view from our bathroom window. Technically you could lie in the bath and gaze out over the water but I was worried that it might scare the fishermen so modestly pulled down the blind during ablutions...









2 comments:

Charles Jamieson said...

Looks lovely

whatnext said...

Fiona, i want to GO THERE!!

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