I just went with my U3A walking group for a lovely walk at Noss Mayo, near Plymouth. This took us past some very placid cattle and sheep and as we approached the sea we could see Wembury Point and the Great Mew Stone – mew being an old word for gull.

Then our path took us alongside the River Yealm’s estuary, where boats bobbed about and we saw idyllic homes on the far side of the Yealm. On our side, strolling through Passage Wood to Ferry Wood, our feet had the pleasure of the level, well surfaced Revelstoke Drive – originally cut from rock long ago on Lord Revelstoke’s orders. He had an invalid wife and wanted to transport her smoothly in a horse-drawn carriage. So we, still today, are benefiting from the consideration he showed his wife!

Our walk ended at the Swan Inn, overlooking the creek, where we enjoyed a wonderfully nourishing lunch accompanied by views on which we could feast our eyes while eating.





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