Day 49: Aveton Gifford to Stoke Cross – Flood & Ford

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Devon - South, England
Tidal Road, Aveton Gifford, Devon.

Tidal Road, Aveton Gifford, Devon.

River Avon, Devon.

River Avon, Devon.

Stormy Skies above Long Stone & Bolt Tail, Devon.

Stormy Skies above Long Stone & Bolt Tail, Devon.

Hoist Point & Westcombe Beach, Devon.

Hoist Point & Westcombe Beach, Devon.

Low tide fording place of the River Erme, Devon.

Low tide fording place of the River Erme, Devon.

River Erme at low tide, Devon.

River Erme at low tide, Devon.

Ruin at Beacon Hill, Devon.

Ruin at Beacon Hill, Devon.

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6 thoughts on “Day 49: Aveton Gifford to Stoke Cross – Flood & Ford”

  1. AndyG says:

    Did you plan to make the low-tide crossing ahead of time?

    • Well I planned to get there for lowest tide to have the best chance. The official advice is to only cross one hour either side of low tide but not after heavy rain. It was raining hard that day and being alone I didn’t want to take any chances and was quite prepared to walk inland to the nearest bridge. In the event although very cold (the water comes from dartmoor) and quite wide the river wasn’t deeper than knee height so I felt comfortable crossing alone.

      • AndyG says:

        That’s some serious planning ahead as it looks quite the walk to the nearest bridge 🙂 Thankfully I’ve only had to make water crossings on sunny days and not in the rain!

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