In Bill Bryson’s ‘ The Road to Little Dribbling’, he mentions driving along slow but glorious roads to Torcross, where he walks up a big hill above Tocross village. Quote ‘ The view took in the mighty sweep of Start Bay, which is surely one of the very loveliest in England. To the south an attractive white lighthouse stood on an eminence called Start Point. To the north at Stoke Fleming there was some other tower – a church steeple, I decided – and in between sprawled the most exquisite, effortlessly perfect combination of fields, clustered villages, farmhouses and wandering roads’. The field where he must have stood to take in the view is next to Greyhomes.