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Hidden Places: Inside Hawker's Hut

One of the most unusual buildings along the South West Coast Path is Hawker’s Hut which was built from timbers retrieved from shipwrecks by the eccentric clergyman, Reverend Robert Hawker in the 1800s.

Hawker was a larger than life character who was the vicar of the church at Mortenstow.

He spent many hours in his hut smoking opium, ‘meditating’ and writing poetry.

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