The intrepid traveller is now learning a new word in the lexicon of coast path walking.
Combe. Combe means wooded ravine cut by a stream. Combe means a steep drop down followed by a steep climb up. See "Combe" on a map and start chomping
on the high energy biscuits, you are going to need all you can get. There are three wooded "combes" on this section, ever so terribly pretty apparently, my misted eyes hardly noticed and the pleasant sound of birdsong was drowned out by wheezing, rasping breath
as I struggled up out of the last.
Then, finally the wood clears, the track meets tarmac, the track to Foreland point Lighthouse, and there is another "Combe". This one is called Coddow Combe and it is not wooded, in fact a picturesque little
bridge crosses over it, quite a sylvan setting, except for the sting in the tail. The big lump in front.