West Country TCs 2020

29 Motorhomes (18 Chiltern and 11 visitors) ventured to Cornwall for the last week in October. We arrived at Little Bodieve, Wadebridge, in torrential rain which made parking vans very interesting! The rain, together with strong winds, continued on and off throughout the week. This typical English weather didn’t put us off from exploring the area. Many cycled along the Camel Trail to Padstow and to Bodmin. Some visited Bodmin Jail and reported that it was a very interesting museum and well worth the entry fee. Most ralliers took a bus ride to Port Issac (of Doc Martin fame). The ride along the typical Cornish lanes was ‘interesting’ to say the least but the destination was a very pretty and quaint village. Evenings were spent socially distanced in the site’s Clubhouse where many partook in some excellent and good value meals.

It was then on to Brixham where we arrived in sunshine but that didn’t last long and we experienced some further rain and very strong winds again! The area wasn’t really cycling country but was great for walking with a country park and coast path nearby. The town and its picturesque harbour was within walking distance, albeit via a very steep hill. Buses into Torquay were plentiful. Unfortunately, the second Lockdown was announced just after our arrival and so our adventures were brought to an abrupt and early end – just as the weather turned and the sun showed its face!