On our recent holiday to Minehead, Somerset we took a drive along the coast to one of our favourite places, the beautiful coastal town of Lynmouth. I lived in Devon as a child and visited there many times on holidays over the years, each time I go back I think how beautiful the river there is and hope that our children will love it as much as we do as no doubt we will take them back there many times.
There is a walk up into the trees following the river all the way up the valley through Watersmeet, it is so beautiful with the river meandering through the trees and rocks with bridges to walk over and a tea room. I have not done this walk for years not since I was a child, it is pretty hard going as I remember it, we were planning to attempt a bit of it with the girls on our visit.
|The river looking up towards Watersmeet|
|The river flowing down through Lynmouth|
We had taken a picnic with us so at lunchtime we headed over to the park and ate our sandwiches.
Then headed to a nearby cafe for coffee to warm up!! The Little ones however decided that ice cream would be more acceptable on such a chilly afternoon! They were enormous.
|It just had to be mint choc chip for Little 1, her favourite.|
Once we had warmed up and had a bit more of a wander we headed back to the park. Little 2 didn't want to do anything other than swing and Little 1 got daring on the rope climbing side of the climbing frame.
Sadly as it was so cold, Little 2 was tired having only had only had a brief nap in the car on the way there and we had promised the girls an evening swim back at Butlins we didn't make it on the walk this time but when we are back in the area and their legs are a little longer we will definitely attempt it. We had a lovely afternoon out in Lynmouth and I recommend a visit if you are in the area.
Where are your favourite places to go? Where do you return time after time with your family?