Our 1 month away starts today. First stop Dawlish Warren. Staying at the very friendly site of Leadstone Camping.

We could park Mable any way we wanted ( a rare treat) so we took full advantage and parked horizontally. Rebels 🤣.

I would thoroughly recommend this site. Lovely and quite and our plot was backed by a tall hedgerow which made it very private.

The toilet block was clean although maybe a bit busy at peak times as there was only 1 shower block. The 20p charge was a bit of a shock but you did get 5 minutes. There were ample washing up sinks and a laundry room. One big plus was that each pitch had its own water supply we felt very spoilt!😉No treks for Dave to get the water.

Shame it’s not open all year.

Just on our doorstep was a pub called Mount Pleasant.

We stopped off here on our walk down to Dawlish Warren which was our nearest beach, only 10 minutes walk.

From the site in the opposite direction was a The Farm shop…. wow the mushrooms. We had a breaky there and it was fantastic.

Very welcoming.

Gorgeous breaky.

Just look at all those mushrooms 🍄.

Continuing down the road we reached Dawlish, only 25 minutes walk along the coastal path.

Great little town with a minor coastal stream running through the middle of it called the Dawlish water or the Brook.

We had 2 days walking planned which we managed to do…. see other blogs. But we also wanted to take in some of the sights.

Managing a stroll by the Exe Estuary was a plus as we managed to see where Exeter Canal meets the Exe Estuary , have a drink in The Turf, sail over to Topsham and sail back.

Exeter Canal and Exe Estuary running alongside each other.

The Turf. Good pint of Otter Ale.

The mud flats.

Over to Topsham. Private ferry ⛴ £8 to get over.

Lovely town with lots of little winding streets and charity shops!!

And cafes.. we had to try one out. We chose The Salutation Inn, a cheeky cream tea before our trip back over to Ruby.

Only £2.30 to get back. 😳

Dawlish is the Home of the black swan and many more interesting breeds of poultry.


We even managed an evening walk into Dawlish.It was beautiful all lit up and we had the obligatory chips on the seafront in the dark. Heavenly.

Then a romantic stroll back to Mable.

Loved cooking on our cobb, making lovely meals and using the embers for the marshmallow melts.

What camping is all about.

Couldn’t have asked for a nicer week, especially as I would have been going back to work tomorrow 😳the weather was very kind to us and we are hoping it will last through to our next stop Paignton. See you there. Xx🐧xx