Distance 30.57 miles, cumulative 1,102.28 miles, time 9 hrs 45 mins, walking time 8 hrs 55 mins, pace 3.4 mph, camped Whitmoor Farm.
We decided to leave the Macmillan Way yesterday as we found it a little overgrown and hard to follow so we switched to the Coleridge Way which was a more direct route. Today we followed the Two Moors Way and the Tarka Trail footpath.
We saw a herd of deer on Exmoor, the first deer we had seen since the Pennines.
We left Somerset and looked back at a ‘Welcome to Somerset’ sign. The first sign we saw in Devon was the usual warm Devon welcome (see picture) but we knew we had left Somerset as a 4G phone signal instantly appeared.
We passed the Poltimore Arms pub (not the one near Exeter) which claims to be the most ‘off grid’ pub in the uk as it is beyond mains electricity, gas and water. We had tea and a bite as we listened to the diesel generator. Steve was annoyed with himself (which made two people annoyed with him as generally there is usually one other already annoyed with him) as he forgot to take a photo of the pub. Photos were in short supply due to the rain and poor visibility so we would like to come back to the area in the summer. Although summer did arrive at the campsite about the same time we did.