A few of days ago I started to piece this blog together, starting with a featured image for the top of the page. Today, I’ve changed the image to feature Stokenham, and in particular, the Tradesman’s Arms and the cottages around it because a couple of nights ago the pub and four cottages adjacent to it were destroyed by fire. It’s a devastating blow to anyone who knows it, but particularly to those who have been directly affected. The good news is that nobody suffered any serious physical harm, but what becomes of this picturesque corner of the South Hams now is anybody’s guess.
Stokenham is one of a handful of villages around Start Bay that lie between Dartmouth and Start Point, and although this drive covers an area largely covered by the South-West Coast Path, not everybody has the ability or inclination to don walking boots to enjoy it.