Saltram House – There Are Faces In The Trees! Spooooky!

Just a quickie, we have been walking around Saltram House, the Ride and the surrounding area for more than a year and were gutted to suddenly notice these faces halfway up the trees!  Seriously, we notice everything about the place, how did we miss this?  Of course, once we had noticed one, the other two were discovered really quickly.  I am kind of hoping they’ve just been put up, but chances are that they been there for years.

If you’re going to look for these, they are along the side of the path outside of the main Saltram site, one on the Sainsburys side, two on the other side.

Pics below, if you have any information about who put these up and what they represent, we would love to know…

Sherlock Holmes – Durnford Street – Plaques In The Pavement

A little quirk (there are plenty of them) in Plymouth is in Durnford Street, between the barracks and Royal William Yard.  Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle lived and worked in Durnford Street for a while, but despite not being there long, he used the location and the surrounding area in his books over the following years.  As a result he has been commemorated with both a wall plaque and, more interestingly, several pavement plaques with quotes from the texts.

A little bit more information is here, these are just my photos.  To find these, start from outside the barracks and head towards Royal William Yard, they are on the left-hand-side pavement, regularly spaced as you walk.

If you are a fan, its very much worth a look.  If you just want to find yet another oddity around Plymouth, here it is!

South West Coast Path – Wembury Beach – Heybrook Bay – Bovisand – JennyCliff – Mount Batten

Karen and I have been busy recently, especially taking in the South West Coast Path, trying to do Saltram House on a Saturday, the coast on Sunday and Warleigh Point Bird Sanctuary in the week.  While this is only (in total) around 15 miles a week, its enough for us!

As for the South West Coastal Path, its beautiful, genuinely a stunning set of views and a proper workout in places.  We tend to park at Bovisand Beach, in the Holiday Park, then decide which way to go.  The yomp from there to Wembury is about three miles and has some big hills and sets of steps which makes it a good workout.

Similarly, going the other way, from Bovisand to Mount Batten, is about three miles, so give yourself two hours to cover the 6 miles either one, however, the latter is more of a challenge.  On the upside, the pubs at Mount Batten and Heybrook Bay are both nice stop offs, plus the coffee shops at Wembury and Jennycliff are both good stops too.

You do get some great views over the Sound and Wembury Bay.  Some of our many photos are below.