Walking from Decoy Park and around Abbotskerswell
Richard Farr, walk leader, reports on his walk;
"Fifteen walkers and one dog assembled on a breezy morning of Sunday 11th June with sunny spells. Starting from Decoy Country Park in Newton Abbot, we skirted the north side of the lake and climbed the footpath past Decoy Brake and up to the top of the hill at the 100 metre contour. Here we had a fine view over Newton Abbot and the Teign valley, so we stopped for a coffee break.
Continuing down the path we descended into the village of Abbotskerswell, past the church and onward through a field of rather frisky bullocks who wanted to follow us, until Bob held them off with a large golf umbrella!
We circled back into the village and took lunch at the recreation ground where several walkers tested out the exercise equipment. After lunch we made our way back via Hennaborough, reaching the car park around a quarter to two. It had been quite a warm day once we could get out of the wind."
Thank you Richard
A Day Trip To National Trust Lanhydrock
On Wednesday 10th May Anne, our Social Secretary, organised a trip by train to Lanhydrock House National Trust near Bodmin. Thirteen of us took group rail tickets to Bodmin Parkway Rail station that was built primarily to serve the Lanhydrock Estate. A pleasant two mile walk via woodland led us to the house where we explored the house, the colourful gardens and the magnificent grounds before we followed the river back to the station.
Thank you Anne.