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Walking from Babbacombe in Sunshine

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The sunny May Bank Holiday weekend was enjoyed by 21 T& D Ramblers who took the opportunity to walk close to home.

Starting at Babbacombe they walked between Oddicombe and Babbacombe beaches at sea level before climbing up and down the coast path via Walls Hill, Thatchers Point and Ilsham valley returning via Kents Cavern and Babbacombe Downs.
After a previously wet and cold spring they were delighted to see bluebells, wild garlic and wild orchids accompanied by a bright blue sky in perfect shorts weather.


Thank you Heather and Paul for leading us.

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         Thatchers Rock

 

A Walk around Stover Park and its Surroundings

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                                                                                         The group posing at the Graving Dock with its unique side facing dry dock used for repairing the canal boats.

 

25 T&D Ramblers and a couple of dogs met at Stover Park on Sunday 22nd April for a walk of about 6 miles that allowed an exploration of the Park with its lakes, woods, and wildlife, including a young buzzard who kindly posed for Tony but not for me! The walk extended to the end of the granite railway from Haytor and the canal basin as well as the unique Graving (Dry) Dock used for overhauling the boats. Fields covered in water a couple of weeks ago were navigable and included a pleasant walk by the River Teign with out too much mud.


All of this occurred with good Spring weather and amiable company. Thank you Heather and Paul for leading the walk.

 

 

 

Walks around Powderham

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Rather unusually, the past two Sundays saw T&D Ramblers use the same starting point at Kenton to follow paths around Powderham.

On the 11th February Richard led 22 people to the South accompanied by sunshine and hail showers whilst on the 18th Janet and John led 18 people to the North on a very misty and foggy day. Since we visited the Black Forest with out a flight the walk seemed longer than that advertised!

The mist bound tree certainly gave the amateur psychologists plenty to think about.

Thank you Richard, Janet and John

 

A Circular Walk from Little Dartmouth

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                                                                                                                                                                          View South East from Gallants Bower Dartmouth

 

Sunday 8th April proved to be a true harbinger of a late Spring as 19 T&D Ramblers and one little dog undertook a 6 mile walk from Little Dartmouth. The route started with comparatively level walking on the top path to Dartmouth via Gallants Bower. Pleasant coastal views were experienced from the path which extended to both the estuary and the Dart at the 17th century fortifications at Gallants Bower. The group then descended into Dartmouth to look at Bayard's Cove before moving on to Dartmouth Castle. They then returned via a roller coaster lower coast path to Little Dartmouth.

Every one enjoyed the day and thanks were given to Pam and Peter for leading the walk.

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Newbridge on the Dart, Leusdon Church and Dr Blackall's Drive

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On 4th February 24 members met with a multitude of Paddlers at Newbridge all competing for car park space on a brightish day with the Dart in full flow.

They walked along the river to Spitchwick Manor before beginning the steep ascent to Leusdon Church, with its fine views, where coffee was taken on seats liberally spread amongst the grave yard. They then progressed along the top to Mel Tor where lunch was taken before descending, via Dr Blackall's Drive, back to the River Dart.

Many thanks are due to Bob and Pat for an excellent walk of nearly 7 miles in good company, with bright weather and excellent exercise.

Friday, June 22, 2018