Teignmouth & Dawlish Ramblers

Walking in South Devon

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A message from Karen Bridgman, Walks Secretary.

Unfortunately due to the extremely cold conditions forecast for this Sunday, taking into account the wind chill on Dartmoor and the probability of snow, both the long and short walks are cancelled.

Apologies to all our walkers. Let’s hope spring arrives soon.



Bag Tor, Foxgloves, the Rifle Butts, with Rippon and Saddle Tors on a Hot Sunny Day

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On Sunday 18th June Bob and Pat led 16 ramblers on a 7 mile walk starting at Saddle Tor car park, up to Bag Tor, down a foxglove covered valley and then onto the formidable Rifle Butts concluding with ascents to Rippon Tor and Saddle Tor.

A welcome breeze mitigated the heat in sheltered areas on this cloudless sunny day.

Thank you Bob And Pat

A Wednesday Evening Walk from Coombe Cellars


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Our popular mid summer Wednesday Evening Walks have now restarted.

On 14th June Maureen led her first walk as leader on a 4.5 mile walk taking a group of 15 from Coombe Cellars out to Haccombe and Netheton returning just in time for sunset drinks at Coombe Cellars.

Please feel free to join us next Wednesday 21st June when we will be leaving Eastcliffe car park at 7 pm to take a 3.5 mile circular walk to Holcombe and back

Hound Tor, Horses, Bluebells and a Nature Reserve

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Sunday 14th May saw 17 Ramblers enjoying yet another fine day on Dartmoor amongst a host of bluebells and some bright yellow gorse.

This 5+ mile walk started from Hound Tor and went on to cross a busy gymkhana course before entering Devon Wild Life's Emsworthy Nature Reserve which has been adapted to encourage more wild life as well as being open to the public. This is part of a mire that proved to be quite marshy in places despite the dry Spring.

Another great day with thanks to Katherine who lead us around.The photos were taken by Tony Wilson

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Walking from Decoy Park and around Abbotskerswell

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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.



Monday, March 19, 2018