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Tea Walk at Killerton on April Fool's Day



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 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.

A Walk in the Springtime Devon Countryside.

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On Sunday 26th March 14 Ramblers, who had lost an hour's sleep with the change to BST, met at Doddiscombleigh to take a six mile walk in the beautiful Devonshire country side in Springtime. Spring flowers were in abundance, the grass was green and the lambs were gambolling in the fields - all helped by a bright blue sky with passing clouds. The route encompassed many fields as well as Devon lanes and some interesting cottages. Devon, having been unaffected by the savagery of the Ice Age, is full of soft rounded hills so the enjoyment of the walk was accompanied, as usual, with plenty of cardio vascular exercise! A number of deer were seen running through the fields and woods and, at the end, Janet was thanked for a lovely walk concluding with tea at the Nobody Inn.

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.

Leather Tor, the Devonport Leat and Crazy Well Pool



On Sunday 19th March 21 T&D Ramblers set off on a potentially rainy day to enjoy a circular walk of some 7 miles from Lowery Cross, near Burrator Reservoir. The route took them up to a rock strewn Leather Tor, and down around the plantations. They then picked up the peaceful Devonport Leat by the River Meavy. This was followed for some distance, including a steep climb up via the aqueduct, eventually reaching the point where there is an easy track down to the well hidden Crazy Well Pool. There were no volunteers for a lunch time wild swim and after descending through the woods to cross Leather Tor Bridge they ascended to cross the leat again en route to the car park with four hardy souls extending the walk by another two miles via the old railway/cycle track. Thank you Mike, Barbara and Karen for an interesting, sometimes challenging, walk in the usual good company.


Friday, June 22, 2018