LEJOG Day 9 – Great Torrington to Bideford. 10.16 miles, cumulative 154.94 miles

Another cold night, we spent the evening in the laundry room playing cards before turning in.

Steve had to ‘pop out’ in the night, as he sidled back into the tent he remarked ‘it’s worth going out just to look at the sky’, Lynn decided to take his word for it and stayed cocooned in the relative warmth of her sleeping bag.

After a frosty start, a beautiful springlike day today.

From the campsite we had direct access to the Tarka Trail and our route today followed the trail to Bideford. Early on we shared the path with birdsong and the odd dog walker, later we were joined by walkers and cyclists.

For a while the trail followed a former canal which ran seven miles from the River Torridge to Great Torrington and some of its features are still visible despite it closing in 1871.

Arriving at Bideford we sought out Wetherspoons, Lynn has discovered they now include hot chocolate in their unlimited hot drink refills.

A short walk today before spending the night with friends Tony and Caroline in Bideford.

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