Author Topic: Devon Coast to Coast  (Read 223 times)

Campingman

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Devon Coast to Coast
« on: 16:40:15, 13/11/17 »
Thought we (wife & myself) would get one last walk in before clocks go back. Decided upon the Devon Coast to Coast; had to be with B&B's - walking with the wife.
What a rip off B&B's are on this walk.
Averaging 100 per night (as much as 110 where B&B has a monopoly) usually for a small box room with 'grubby' facilities; sharing the dining room with dogs allowed to sit on the chairs, being petted by barmaid/waiters whilst serving food/drinks, gnawing a large bone during breakfast; as many as 5 dogs in the dining area, dog in the lounge, in 5 of the places we stayed.
'Walkers' breakfast - 1 sausage, 1 rasher of bacon, half a tomato & a spoon full of scrambled egg, 1 round of toast - to walk 21 miles on!
We were at pains to ensure we cleaned our boots before arriving at accommodation points and we carried smart casual clothes + slippers so as not to sit around in our walking gear.
The B&B's we stayed at all said they cater for walkers.
The walk itself is good and we met some great people.
During previous LDW's we have stayed at some really excellent accommodation.

Jac

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Re: Devon Coast to Coast
« Reply #1 on: 09:32:44, 14/11/17 »
dogs allowed to sit on the chairs, being petted by barmaid/waiters whilst serving food/drinks, gnawing a large bone during breakfast; as many as 5 dogs in the dining area, dog in the lounge, in 5 of the places we stayed.

Sound just my sort of Pubs -proper job rural O0
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'Walkers' breakfast - 1 sausage, 1 rasher of bacon, half a tomato & a spoon full of scrambled egg, 1 round of toast - to walk 21 miles on![/quote]
Perhaps the dogs had the other half ;)

Seriously, I'm sorry Devon disappointed so badly though not surprised at the cost. At least it was for a couple; B&Bing as a single is truly prohibitive. Was your route the extended version of the Two Moors Way?
Most walks start by finding the way out of the car park

Campingman

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Re: Devon Coast to Coast
« Reply #2 on: 13:16:46, 15/11/17 »
Extended version - yes. Known as The Devon Coast to Coast.

Dogs in pubs - yes.     Dogs in hotel dining rooms??  why would you take the poor dog into a hotel dining room and not give it anything to eat/drink???

Mel

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Re: Devon Coast to Coast
« Reply #3 on: 23:15:26, 15/11/17 »
....why would you take the poor dog into a hotel dining room and not give it anything to eat/drink???


Umm, because it's already been fed  ???   It's only the same principle as feeding it at home ... on the floor in a bowl, in the kitchen, before your own meal, rather than at the dinner table, during your own meal  O0


"Poor" dog  ::) 
No expense spared in pursuit of a bargain ;)