Teignmouth & Dawlish Ramblers

Walking in South Devon

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Walking from Decoy Park and around Abbotskerswell

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Richard Farr, walk leader, reports on his walk;

"Fifteen walkers and one dog assembled on a breezy morning of Sunday 11th June with sunny spells. Starting from Decoy Country Park in Newton Abbot, we skirted the north side of the lake and climbed the footpath past Decoy Brake and up to the top of the hill at the 100 metre contour. Here we had a fine view over Newton Abbot and the Teign valley, so we stopped for a coffee break.
Continuing down the path we descended into the village of Abbotskerswell, past the church and onward through a field of rather frisky bullocks who wanted to follow us, until Bob held them off with a large golf umbrella!
We circled back into the village and took lunch at the recreation ground where several walkers tested out the exercise equipment. After lunch we made our way back via Hennaborough, reaching the car park around a quarter to two. It had been quite a warm day once we could get out of the wind."

Thank you Richard

Hound Tor, Horses, Bluebells and a Nature Reserve

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Sunday 14th May saw 17 Ramblers enjoying yet another fine day on Dartmoor amongst a host of bluebells and some bright yellow gorse.

This 5+ mile walk started from Hound Tor and went on to cross a busy gymkhana course before entering Devon Wild Life's Emsworthy Nature Reserve which has been adapted to encourage more wild life as well as being open to the public. This is part of a mire that proved to be quite marshy in places despite the dry Spring.

Another great day with thanks to Katherine who lead us around.The photos were taken by Tony Wilson

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Bluebells Around Manaton



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.


A Day Trip To National Trust Lanhydrock



On Wednesday 10th May Anne, our Social Secretary, organised a trip by train to Lanhydrock House National Trust near Bodmin. Thirteen of us took group rail tickets to Bodmin Parkway Rail station that was built primarily to serve the Lanhydrock Estate. A pleasant two mile walk via woodland led us to the house where we explored the house, the colourful gardens and the magnificent grounds before we followed the river back to the station.

Thank you Anne.



Walking by the River Teign on a Warm Sunny Spring Day


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.

Friday, June 22, 2018