and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Castle Drogo in the wind

We had a short stroll through the grounds after visiting "the last castle ever built in England". Itwas built by Julius Drewe, founder of the Home and Colonial Stores, between 1911 and 1930, and designed by Lutyens.  At the moment there's a huge restoration and repair programme inder way, and most of the castle is wrapped in plastic sheeting and scaffolding, though the interior can be visited, and on normal days the works can be seen from a viewing tower.  When we were there the winds were so high that the viewing tower was closed, and the gardens too. We were happy enough to shelter from the rain and winds for a while inside.

The situation is magnificent, with wide views towards the moor, and the walks down to Fingle Bridge and Drewsteignton look well worth considering in future.


Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I was driven up there by a friend many years ago when I was having a bad day. Very dramatic plunging twisting roads up to the castle at the top. Must go again!

aliqot said...

Remarkable place.

Ida Jones said...

Sounds an intriguing place and you've caught the cloudy and windy day well.

aliqot said...

Thank you, Ida. Quite a place.