After breakfast we said our goodbyes to Matt and Jo and fellow guests Neil, Guy and Cringle the dog. We started walking about 9.15 and the fish and chip supper and cooked breakfast fueled our climb out of Butterleigh over the last few hills in Devon.
Very steep descent down to Tiverton.
We turned off just before the town to join the Great Western Canal. The prospect of walking on level ground at least for a day or so put a smile on our faces. Not only that but we had also reached the 200 mile point of our walk. Yay!
Quite a few people walking along the canal towpath. Charles who wished us well and also Tom, Chris and Sophie the dog. We gave them one of our flyers so they could follow our progress. Came off the canal at Halberton and walked down into the village. Took time out to eat our lunch in the porch of the church
Reached Sampford Peverel around 2.45 planning to find somewhere for the night. Went into the hotel for a pot of tea and had a pint each in the pub. Sadly no-one could could help. We decided to crack on and continued along the canal for a few more miles until we found a place to wild camp overnight just off the towpath.
Dave cooked supper – garlic mushroom omelette with tomatoes – thanks Dave.