Used one of my South West Trains free tickets to visit Seaton and the Seaton Tramway on 28 Oct 11.
Early start from Winchester via Basingstoke to Axminster. Then bus to Colyton, which proved to be a delightful little town – especially the delightful St Andrew’s church with a lantern tower, great west window and still colourful monuments. Colyton also has a really old fashioned ironmongers.
Walked down to the tramway station and caught the 11.30 tram to Seaton. As it approaches the sea, the tramway goes along the Axe estuary. Saw lots of birds, including curlews and little egrets on the way back as it was low tide then.
Seaton was surprisingly ugly, but in a beautiful setting. Firstly I went over to Axmouth Harbour and the undercliff towards Lyme Regis. Then along the promenade and beach and over the cliff path to Beer. Lots of geology/geomorphology to look at.
Lunch on the beach at Duckies – fantastric setting, rubbish food.
Walked back to Seaton. Slow journey home with waits at Seaton, Colyton, Axminster and Basingstoke.