Dave and Alison run a very nice place at Whitnage, with a couple of guest rooms in the cottage, and some more very comfortable rooms in the 'annexe' at the back. We stayed in 'The Garden Room', most pleasant.
So, after a splendid breakfast cooked by Dave, we set off for a very nice stroll to Shobrook deep in the Exe Valley. At this point I really must mention Nick Iles, who shifted our bags for two days from Burnham to Bishops Lydeard and then on to Whitnage - cheers Nick, very helpful mate!
Today our bags were moved on by my good friend Lady Lynda, who had very kindly made some marvellous scones AND brought some Devon clotted cream along, WITH some really rather marvellous jam. The scones were a perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea (flask), and made tea stops all the better. The weather has taken a seriously good turn for the warmer, and today's little plod was most enjoyable. Thank you Lynda, you are a diamond!
We were pretty close to the River Exe most of the way, in the delightful Exe Valley, passing early on through Tiverton, then Bickleigh, and then over a few hills towards Crediton - where Shobrook village sits just outside of.