Combes & Gurts
Danny here, one of my favourite walks at the moment is the 7 mile circular from Watersmeet, out to Countisbury then along the coast path to Desolate & back in to the East Lyn valley following a deer/pony track from Kipscombe down to Ash Bridge.
Along the coast path, you’ll see various markers for the Combes & Gurts (a very steep Combe) you pass – try saying ‘Puddledeep Gurt’ without using a West Country accent.
If you do this walk first thing in the morning or in the evening, it’s great for deer spotting plus there’s the chance to see Peregrines hunting around Countisbury or Kestrels at Holden Head.
Even if you don’t see those, the views along the coast are spectacular, and you could make the walk in to a treasure hunt, trying to find the various geo-caches which have been hidden along the way.
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