Monday, 13 February 2023

The South Hams: Slapton Sands, Torcross, Stokeley Farm Shop and Avon Mill.

On a dry but dull day in February, we had a ‘jolly’ to the area called The South Hams, which is in South Devon.

In the above photo, you can see Slapton Sands, which is actually a three mile long, shingle beach. You can just make out the road, and to the right of the road, is Slapton Ley ( below), a coastal lagoon.

During WW1, the evacuation of Slapton, as well as nearby villages, took place, in order for the area to be used for training exercises in preparation for the D-Day landings. Many lives were lost during the disastrous, ‘Exercise Tiger’, (which took place on April 28th 1944), when German torpedo boats intercepted a convoy of vessels.

After a light lunch at Stokeley Farm Shop, 

we made our way to The Avon Mill Garden Centre.

There appeared to be some kind of ‘Hellebore love fest’ going on and I 

have to say that there were some real stunners on display!

I do love a Hellebore! They are a welcome sight in the winter garden.


We had a very pleasant trip and a lovely day!

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