A Walk Around the Birth Place of Sir Walter Raleigh
On 8'th January 2017 twenty one D&T ramblers met at East Budleigh, the birth place of Sir Walter Raleigh, for a 6 mile walk lead by Angela. After a coffee break in Hayes Wood they set off for Squabmoor Reservoir where they did their best to blend in with the anglers. On their way back to East Budleigh they were intrigued by a unique 'drainage' system reminiscent of House of Marbles in Bovey Tracey. Thanks for the walk Angela.
11 December 2016 - Discussing Nelson, Raleigh and a Red Tailed Hawk on a Walk Around Budleigh
On Sunday 11th December Peter & Pam led 17 ramblers, including three guests and one new member, on a 7 mile walk from Budleigh Salterton. They used the old railway track at the top of Budleigh to get to Littleham where they met a local falconer in a field exercising his Red Tailed Hawk. He kindly spent time with us to explain his pastime.
In the grounds of the nearby Church they found Lady Nelson's grave and discussed Lord Nelson's decision to leave her for another woman. Afterwards the group navigated their way through the massive holiday park to access the coast path. The walk up the steady incline saw the walkers stripping back to second layers on this sunny and warm December day. They also had to be mindful of the cracks in the path where there was evidence of recent landslips.
Once on the top it was a steady descent back to Budleigh to see the location of the famous painting by Milais 'The Boyhood of Raleigh.'
Photos are by Tony Wilson