On the 10th March 19 members and guests departed from the Toorak Hotel on a 6 mile walk. The group walked down to the harbour and ascended through an area of grand villas to Lincombe Drive where they walked along the edge of the steeply wooded Lincombe Slopes until they reached the “castle”. This folly was a gate way to Castle Tor in the early 20th century.
Shortly after the castle they descend the Lincombe Slopes to Kent’s Cavern and a coffee stop at its café. The walkers continued down the wooded slopes to Ilsham Valley and Meadfoot Beach where they joined the SW Coast Path back to Torquay harbour. Along the way they went up and down numerous steps; but were rewarded with wonderful views of coves and the Torbay coastline as far as Brixham and Berry Head. Arriving back at the harbour the walkers made there own way back to the hotel stopping for refreshments at various cafes and hostelries.
We gather outside the Toorak Hotel ready for the walk
A collection of views from the first half of the walk
The "castle" inspired by Castle Drogo
A collection of views from the second half of the walk
Making our way along the South West Coast Path
Sand Drawings to order on Torquay Beach