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Walking from Venford Reservoir on A Beautiful Day

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On 22nd January Bob and Pat led 20 of us on a 6 mile walk from Venford Reservoir.

There was a slight chill in the air but but a steady rate of walking soon warmed us up and the views of Dartmoor were magnificent. A fantastic walk with fresh air, exercise, fellowship, and tea and cake later at Holne Community Tea Shop.

Thank you Bob and Pat.

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Departing Horn Cross, an ancient sign post for Monks and other travellers

A Walk Around the Birth Place of Sir Walter Raleigh

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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.

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11 December 2016 - Discussing Nelson, Raleigh and a Red Tailed Hawk on a Walk Around Budleigh


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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.'

 

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Photos are by Tony Wilson

18 December 2016 - A Walk With Views over the Lower Dart


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On Sunday 18th December sixteen ramblers and one dog met at Broadsands on a misty morning that promised sunshine to come. They climbed up the hill under the old viaduct and followed the footpath to Windy Corner and across the main road into Galmpton village. Passing the boatyard entrance, they paused to look out across the calm waters of the River Dart where wispy mists were drifting along the river. Leaving Galmpton Creek the group climbed a short way before descending to the beach by Old Mill Farm. Here they took a coffee break and many photographs.

 

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Resuming the walk, they passed along the beach towards the old lime kiln, and over the stile to climb up past Lower Greenway Farm. Continuing to climb they followed the LDP to the viewpoint near Maypool, where an early lunch was taken as they admired the view down the river towards Noss and Dartmouth. Indeed, it was considered to be the Best Lunch Stop of the year. Maybe we should consider an annual award! After lunch the walk resumed in an easterly direction past the old youth hostel and picked up the John Musgrave trail to Churston Cross, Churston Court and over the golf course past Elberry Farm. From here it was a short stroll back to the cars where the group dispersed after thanking Richard for an enjoyable walk blessed with fine winter weather.

 

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Saturday, December 16, 2017