Devon                                                                      Photos by Hetty

16th May 2021

  1. Around the harbour at Ilfracombe

Map of walk  2 miles 1 hr

This is Verity by Damien Hirst. She stands at the harbour and was cast at his Pangolin foundry in Chalford, near Stroud. She is pregnant and represents justice – she stands on law books, holds a sword up and scales behind her. A notice board explains that looking from one side, you can see inside her.

The 14th century chapel, which has had a lantern since the middle ages, on Lantern Hill by the harbour

View to Capstone Hill from the chapel

View to Hillsborough from the chapel – we walked up there next

2. Hillsborough and Capstone Hill walk

Map of walk  3 miles 1.2 hrs






View to the east from Hillsborough

View of Ilfracombe from Hillsborough

Back at the harbour

It is still a fishing port

Prince of Wales Inn dates from the 1280s

George & Dragon dates from c.1360

Views from the bottom of Capstone Hill – north, and south to Hillsborough

3. In Ilfracombe again

We returned to Ilfracombe on 18.5.2021

Map of walk  2.6 miles 1 hr

The Bath House – once sea baths

A view of Capstone Hill

Looking down to the Tunnels Beaches – six tunnels were carved by welsh miners in the 1820s to reach the beaches, with separate areas and tidal bathing pools for men and women


Next: Woolacombe

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