A New Circular Walk from Haldon Forest towards Chudleigh and back
On Sunday 5th August, Alison, assisted by her Granddaughter, Keira, led 16 people and 3 dogs on a 5 mile circular walk from Haldon. Although this is practically on our door step, Alison took us along paths and lanes through the forest and down towards Chudleigh, many of us having never walked these paths before. There was an encounter on one path with a friendly herd of Jersey heifers but they obliged and let us through providing a photo opportunity in the process. We walked back up culminating in a woodland walk by the busy A380 where two fungi hunters gave us a brief demonstration on what ws safe to eat, cooked and uncooked. Thank you Alison and Keira for a lovely new walk.
Torcross, and Beesands, with Tea and Cake
On Sunday 23rd July Pauline led a group of nine T&D Ramblers on a nine mile walk from Torcross in the South Hams.
The forecast had shown a high risk of intensive but short lived storms but, despite these breaking out around them, the group enjoyed total sunshine sometimes with a cooling breeze.
They first walked around Slapton Ley before walking up and down a steep hill to reach Stokenham where lunch was taken in the church yard.
Other hills were then negotiated to reach Beesands where tea and cake were consumed!
Finally, the ramblers climbed up around the old quarry to get back to Torcross. All in all a great day with sun, beautiful views, great company and plenty of refreshment stops. Thank you Pauline
Patterns in fields with a storm to the East on the descent to Beesands and the Charity Cafe for tea and cake