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Bluebells Around Manaton

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On Sunday 6th May Mike Whitlock led 13 very lucky Ramblers on a 7 mile walk north of Manaton.

The route encompassed Manaton Church, Manaton Rocks, HuntersTor, Hammerslake and Horsham with views of Haytor, Hound Tor and Bowerman's Nose.

The enduring feature was however the profusion of bluebells accompanied by the fresh greening of trees as everything springs to life.

Thank you Mike for a beautiful undulating walk that left us physically challenged but mentally refreshed.

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Walking by the River Teign on a Warm Sunny Spring Day

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On a warm and sunny day (9th April) 17 T&D Ramblers accompanied by 3 Ramblers from other Groups, went up to Chagford for a 6.5 mile walk led by Katherine.

They started with a steep climb up Nattadon Common where the views were extensive with plenty of blue sky. They then descended in the direction of Castle Drogo, still mostly under it's white tent. Later they joined a very pleasant riverside track by the Teign where it was good to see youngsters being brave enough to attempt a dip. They followed this path to Gidleigh Park before returning to Chagford.

Yet another delightful health giving walk.Thank you Katherine.

A Walk with views above Bishopsteignton

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Richard, leader of the short walk on 2nd April, reports as follows:

Thirteen walkers started from Bishopsteignton on a fine spring morning. Taking the road through the village we climbed up the hill past Old Walls Vineyard, enjoying impressive views over the Teign. Old Walls Hill is a long climb, so we paused for a breather at a gate to watch a small ship threading its way through the narrow entrance to the port of Teignmouth.

A coffee stop was gratefully taken when we reached the car park at the eastern end of Postman's Path. Continuing westwards we reached Three Tree Lane and descended towards Lindridge. Lunch was taken under the tree opposite the gates of Lindridge Park. After lunch, green lanes and footpaths took us back to Bishopsteignton, having completed a six mile walk. All agreed it had been a lovely spring day.

Tea Walk at Killerton on April Fool's Day

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On Saturday April 1st, Hilary led 17 walkers on a 3.5 Tea Shop Walk around public paths at NT Killerton. The day faced up to its name with plenty of heavy April showers together with a sign that suggested the public need to be wary of walkers! Later tea and cakes were enjoyed in the tea rooms with some members taking advantage of the sale of excess pasties at a £1 each. Thank you Hilary.

A Visit to Cothele National Trust in Cornwall

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On 28th March our Social Secretary, Anne organised a trip to Cothele National Trust on the Cornish side of the River Tamar. Sixteen people shared cars and walked around the estate that is full of industrial archaeology with a flour mill, tin, copper and arsenic mines, paper mills, market gardening and a riverside harbour topped with an unspoilt Tudor House with original furniture.

Thank you Anne.

Saturday, December 16, 2017