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Unfortunatley, Richard is now unable to lead the long walk he planned to take from Cockwood on Sunday 22 nd April.

It is therefore cancelled

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A Circular Walk from Little Dartmouth

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                                                                                                                                                                          View South East from Gallants Bower Dartmouth

 

Sunday 8th April proved to be a true harbinger of a late Spring as 19 T&D Ramblers and one little dog undertook a 6 mile walk from Little Dartmouth. The route started with comparatively level walking on the top path to Dartmouth via Gallants Bower. Pleasant coastal views were experienced from the path which extended to both the estuary and the Dart at the 17th century fortifications at Gallants Bower. The group then descended into Dartmouth to look at Bayard's Cove before moving on to Dartmouth Castle. They then returned via a roller coaster lower coast path to Little Dartmouth.

Every one enjoyed the day and thanks were given to Pam and Peter for leading the walk.

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Walks around Powderham

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Rather unusually, the past two Sundays saw T&D Ramblers use the same starting point at Kenton to follow paths around Powderham.

On the 11th February Richard led 22 people to the South accompanied by sunshine and hail showers whilst on the 18th Janet and John led 18 people to the North on a very misty and foggy day. Since we visited the Black Forest with out a flight the walk seemed longer than that advertised!

The mist bound tree certainly gave the amateur psychologists plenty to think about.

Thank you Richard, Janet and John

 

Bellever Forest - Bridge, Bronze Age Settlement, Tor and Pixies

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Mystical light on Bellever Tor

Sunday 14th January saw 19 T&D Ramblers meeting at Dunnabridge Farm to make their way to Bellever Forest via Laughter Hole Farm. A photo stop was made at the Bridge before we moved on via Kraps Ring, a Bronze age settlement of some 15, since plundered, buildings. This was followed by the ascent of Bellever Tor, said to be Dartmoor's most beautiful. Certainly, the light on the day reminded us of the legend of Tom White and his pixie friends in the moonlight. Details of this can be found on page 210 of Dartmoor 365.


Thank you Bob and Pat for a wonderful walk.

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Walking around Kraps Ring

Newbridge on the Dart, Leusdon Church and Dr Blackall's Drive

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On 4th February 24 members met with a multitude of Paddlers at Newbridge all competing for car park space on a brightish day with the Dart in full flow.

They walked along the river to Spitchwick Manor before beginning the steep ascent to Leusdon Church, with its fine views, where coffee was taken on seats liberally spread amongst the grave yard. They then progressed along the top to Mel Tor where lunch was taken before descending, via Dr Blackall's Drive, back to the River Dart.

Many thanks are due to Bob and Pat for an excellent walk of nearly 7 miles in good company, with bright weather and excellent exercise.

A Walk on our Doorstep - Dawlish Country Park and the Warren

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On Sunday 7th January Teignmouth & Dawlish Ramblers enjoyed their first Group walk of the year in full sunshine albeit being a little windy and 'fresh.'

Pam and Peter introduced 25 walkers and two dogs to Dawlish Country Park which they exited via Orchard Lane to join the Exe Valley Sustrans/ SWCP route to Dawlish Warren.

There they walked the inland route leaving at the start of bird protection zone to walk back the beach before returning to the Park where they were welcomed with the Wassailing Song sung by South Devon Singers.

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Photo by Richard Farr

Saturday, April 21, 2018