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Chris T can no longer lead his walk on 9th September but has kindly volunteered to bring it forward to 12th August.

As a reminder the details are:

Sun 12 August 2018 10:00 - 8 miles/12.9 km - Strenuous
Option 2 (Long Walk) - Beer South West Coast Path
Meet at 08:50: Higher Buckeridge Road for car sharing (depart within 10 minutes) (TQ14 8QP, SX936742)
Starts at 10:00: Old Beer Rd near Beer Hill, ample free parking. (EX12 2PX, SY234897)
SWCP, Seaton Hole, Beer, Branscombe Mouth, Berry Cliff and back. Steep Hills and Steps. Lunch on Branscombe beach. Toilets at Beer and Branscombe.
Info for car sharing: Distance to start 33 miles. Petrol contribution £4.50.


Sidmouth Hill and the River Sid





On Sunday 10th September Peter and Pam stood in for Tony who was unable to lead his walk from the top of Sidmouth due to an injured knee.

Using the same starting point, the NT car park adjacent to the Norman Lockyer observatory, they welcomed 14 people who had turned up despite the threat of rain and high winds on an autumnal day.

The route took them to the cliff-edge for extensive views over Sidmouth and the coast beyond. They then descended into Sidmouth before walking up by the River Sid and its parkland before turning right for Fortescue. The strenuous part of the walk involved the ascent up Griggs Lane to Soldiers Hill where lunch was taken followed by an easy return through the woods on Sidmouth Hill Hill. Fortunately, the promised rain only started after the return to the car park.

peter salhil0917wb

Tea Shop Walk at Ottery St Mary




On Saturday 2nd September Claire, as the creator of our Saturday Tea Shop Walks, led 12 of us on a 3.5 mile walk exploring lanes around Ottery St Mary with a riverside walk along the River Otter and a view of Ottery's magnificent church as modelled on Exeter Cathedral. This all culminated in tea and cake being consumed at 'Seasons' tea rooms in the town . Thank you Claire.

A Speedy Dartmoor Walk in the Mizzle

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On Sunday 20th August, ten T&D long walkers,led by Mary Watt, headed to Venford Reservoir for an 8 mile circular walk above the Dart Valley and over Holne Moor.
The morning started grey but soon the mizzle and low cloud spoilt the views (they would have had) across the Dart Valley and over to Buckfastleigh with Teignmouth in the far distance.
Brisk walking and speedy coffee and lunch stops ensured we were on the way back home before 2pm, to dry out and watch the athletics!
Thank you Mary who also took the photo



A Walk From Buckfast Abbey to Holne and Back

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On Sunday 27th August 18 ramblers from our Group took advantage of a clear blue sky to travel to Buckfast Abbey from were we walked up to Holne, a village on the edge of Dartmoor. We were able to welcome some new and returning couples and hope to see more now that people are being encouraged to walk briskly for at least 10 minutes. Of course, in Devon we don't have to walk briskly to get the heart rate up - walking up plenty of hills sees to that!
At lunch time we took over the frontage of the presently closed Church House Inn to eat our sandwiches before returning to Buckfast by an alternative route. Once back, many of us took advantage of the tea rooms for refreshment. Thank you Helen for organising the walk and the weather.

A Linear Walk in Rain with the No 22 Bus



On Sunday 20th August the short walk entailed a linear walk with the aid of the No 22 Bus.

Mike Whitlock organised the timings with military precision so that, at 10.00 am 7 people, including a potential new member, left the bus at Moor Lane on the outskirts of Torquay to walk back to Teignmouth on the South West Coast Path. The day started off cloudy and it was not long before a steady drizzle encompassed the walkers and restricted the marvellous views on this roller coaster walk of some 5 miles.
They descended Heart Attack Hill with more of an attack on the knees than the heart to reach the Shaldon ferry to get back into Teignmouth in time for the Dawlish contingent to catch the 13.45 no 2 Bus.
Thank you Mike


Thursday, August 16, 2018