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A swell time around Coffinswell: Devon Group 28th July 2021


8 group members set off to explore the area around Coffinswell - a beautiful village bursting with thatched "chocolate box" cottages and surrounded by lovely countryside.

Walking quiet country lanes the group paused for a short break at St Bartholmew's church. A grade 1 listed building the church dates from the 13th century and enjoys lovely views towards Dartmoor.

Moving on the group took time to see the well from which the village draws its name. The 14th century well was owned at one time by the Coffin family.

Lunch was taken atop one of the local hills before the group took a green lane route to Kingskerswell and then circled back to their start point in Torquay.

The afternoon was rounded off wonderfully when local members Rob and Carl provided a fantastic afternoon tea. The choice between a lovely sponge cake and scones with jam and cream was too difficult for most people who simply decided they had better try both!!

There was a spirited debate between Cornish and Devonshire members of the group about whether it should be jam or cream first on the scones. We reached no firm conclusions despite many scones being consumed!


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