A Visit to Lydford Gorge
15 T&D Ramblers visited Lydford Gorge on 12th July.
Water levels were down and the rocky surface was dry thus enabling the group to walk the entire length of the Gorge from Waterfall to Witches' Cauldron and back by the easier high route.
Needless to say they sampled the NT tea rooms at either end! Thank you Anne for organising the day.
A Day Trip to Bude
Scenic Walkers with Bude and GCHQ in baclground
On 10th June 40 T&D Ramblers boarded a coach for a trip to Bude.
Seven people were dropped off at Morvenstowe for an impressive, but strenuous, 9 mile walk back to Bude under the ever watchful ears of GCHQ's listening station. In Mike, the leader's words, "I'm sure the hills have grown steeper since I first did this walk.'
20 people joined Peter and Pam on a 6 mile walk from the Bude Canal, along a 3+ mile section of steep and crumbly cliffs before returning a cross fields to join the other end of the canal at 'The Weir' where refreshment was taken before walking back the canal to the start.
One small party spent an enjoyable time at a glass fusion work shop where they made some very impressive glass ornaments. They and others also enjoyed time in the town and its surroundings where they had two beaches, a breakwater,the downs and a canal to explore as well as time for retail therapy.
Thanks are due to Mike for the idea, booking the coach and leading the long walk; to Mary for practically filling the coach and collecting money and for organising the glass fusion: to Peter & Pam for leading the shorter walk and to Geoff the driver for getting is there and home on time with a good drive.
By all accounts, every one had a good day in friendship and good weather
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