Bude's Coombe Valley, North cornwall
Bude and area is popular with tourists and especially those who love walking, Coomve Valley being about 4 miles north of the resort. The valley walks sweep down to Duckpool beach, passing over the tiny stream and thatched cottages. Follow the 2 miles walk down the quiet road to the beach; you will pass the cottages, a quaint tiny ford (with footbridge) and finishing at duckpool beach, its name probably originating from baptism in the large pool fiormed by the stream at the front of the beach near the car parking (free car parking). Duckpool can even be reached via cliff or beach walk at low tide from Bude. Duckpool was once a main place at which the Romans landed supplies to serve this area of Cornwall, probably due to the ability to haul boats onto the beach. Goods were traded in exchange for large quantities of tin, although the source of the tin remains a mystery.There have been roman artifcats found at the siite and on the pathways leading from the beach (remember Bude itself is a victorian development tied in with the arrival of the railway).
Coombe valley lies within the hamlet of Morwenstow with its famous 18th cent vicar who revived the pagan idea of Harvest Festival, his portrait is in Bude Museum.
|Duckpool beach||View over Coombe Valley from the cliffs at Duckpool||Lane
down to beach
(tiny ford & footbridge)
|Coastline from Ducpool- high tide, evening||Sunset Duckpool||Sunset Duckpool|
|Sunset Duckpool||Sunset Duckpool||Sunset Duckpool|
|Evening Duckpool||High Cliffs, Duckpool||Duckpool|
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