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A Walk From Buckfast Abbey to Holne and Back

peter holne270817wb


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 Speedy Dartmoor Walk in the Mizzle

Mary 200817wb


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 Local Walk to Stand on a Listed Bridge


On 13th August five walkers joined Richard Farr,the leader, at Bishopsteignton for a local walk of eight plus miles. The weather was perfect with sunshine but moderate temperatures. The route climbed above the village past Humber cottages and the gates of Lindridge Park to Ideford. The photo shows them on Larcombe Bridge: which is a "Grade II listed building"! Described by Historic England as a "single span footbridge with a low cranked arch." It saves walkers using the ford through Colleybrook. Lunch was taken at the secluded Millennium Green in Ideford. After lunch they headed back via Three Tree Lane to the ridge above the Teign valley which affords spectacular views. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of Devon.

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


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.

Friday, June 22, 2018