Best of Babbacombe (AM)
Best of Babbacombe
This circular walk meets by the wishing well in front of Babbacombe Theatre. See photo
The route takes the steep road down to Babbacombe beach, along the coast path to Oddicombe, before catching the Cliff Railway back to The Downs.
We follow the main road, through St Marychurch, via Tessier Gardens and Cary Park, returning to the theatre.
For every walker that join us, £1.00 will be donated to the South West Coast Path in support of their efforts in maintaining this wonderful route.
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I am sitting here this evening having spent three hours with Graham this afternoon. My husband and I are still talking about this fabulous Agatha Christie walk.
From the initial... read more booking I knew it was going to be a good tour. Graham kept in touch with plans, with a checking "all still on" message the day before. We met as arranged exactly on time and having done the introductions set off. We were the only two on the talk, which meant we were able to exchange far more stories than being in a bigger group. It soon became apparent that Graham was both knowledgeable and passionate about his subject. Armed with a folder of photographs and quotes we made our way along the seafront stopping to hear details of Agatha's life.
We didn't know a great deal about her as a person, mainly our knowledge came from Poirot reruns on TV. But for us, the details were exactly at the right level, enough to be interesting without being a sermon of dates and facts.
three hours flew by. We had swapped stories, deviated a bit off topic (our doing mainly!) and had quite a few laughs. Even if you are not the biggest Agatha fan you will certainly get something from this. She was definitely a very interesting woman and we have been convinced that she requires more recognition for her pioneering attitude.
We have been on very many walks in towns and cities across the world and Graham was up there with the best.
The tour was lovely and it made appreciate te beauty of Torquay more and understand te extraordinary life of Agata Christie . The views are stunning but get comfy shoes... read more as you walk a bit ;)!
Graham is lovely guy and we really enojoy his company .
Graham didn’t just take us on a walk but rather a historical adventure around Babbacombe. From the first step he related interesting information about the people and places that lived... read more or visited this delightful coastal town through the ages. Featuring Oscar Wilde, John Lee and Queen Victoria’s lady in waiting, to name but a few; Graham told fascinating stories whilst we walked down to and along Oddicombe Beach. The funicular railway brought us back to Babbacombe and the end of our tour. It was fun and informative and for that we highly recommend and thank Graham.
Me and my family took this guided walking tour yesterday and cannot recommend it highly enough. Our guide, Graham, explained he history of the harbour as we did the 'Hidden... read more Harbour' tour. We found out that the amusement arcade was originally built to shelter sailors a big upgrade compared to the rope they were previously provided! We were given some history on the pavilion and how Agatha Christie was proposed to by a WWI fighter pilot. We laughed about the story of the hotel - Gleneagles, thankfully no longer an hotel - that inspired John Cleese to write Fawlty Towers and the traditional waiters race through the streets of Torquay!
Did the hidden harbour tour with my family. Graham took the tour, very informative, knowledgeable and approachable. Despite being a local, we learnt a lot about local history. Tour not... read more too long for my children and they were well engaged. Strongly recommend it. Thank you Graham!
Took the Agatha Christie tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. An avid Christie reader, it was interesting to learn about how she lived her life and the importance of places... read more in Torquay. Just the right amount of talking with the added bonus of digital pictures on his tablet to support his knowledge. Great couple of hours spent in a beautiful place. Would definitely recommend.
Hidden Harbour Tour.
My family did this tour with Graham - it was the hidden harbour tour. I have lived in Torquay for 6 years, and I learnt an... read more enormous amount of local history from Graham today. This was a great tour and thoroughly enjoyed by us all.
This tour is great for families.
Graham’s Agatha Christie tour was utterly fantastic.
My husband and I didn’t know too much about Agatha Christie’s life beforehand, but it really didn’t matter. Graham was engaging... read more and enthusiastic throughout the tour which was so enjoyable. Even from the time of booking Graham’s communication was excellent and we felt reassured that we had picked an excellent guide.
We discovered during the tour that Agatha Christie was buried very close to where we live, so we stopped by on our way home to finish off our trip, pay our respects and say thanks to Agatha Christie for the service she provided to the world.
Thank you for a really great day, we look forward to seeing you again on future tours around Torquay!