Teignmouth & Dawlish Ramblers

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A message from Karen Bridgman, Walks Secretary.

Unfortunately due to the extremely cold conditions forecast for this Sunday, taking into account the wind chill on Dartmoor and the probability of snow, both the long and short walks are cancelled.

Apologies to all our walkers. Let’s hope spring arrives soon.



Walks around Powderham



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


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.

A Walk on our Doorstep - Dawlish Country Park and the Warren

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On Sunday 7th January Teignmouth & Dawlish Ramblers enjoyed their first Group walk of the year in full sunshine albeit being a little windy and 'fresh.'

Pam and Peter introduced 25 walkers and two dogs to Dawlish Country Park which they exited via Orchard Lane to join the Exe Valley Sustrans/ SWCP route to Dawlish Warren.

There they walked the inland route leaving at the start of bird protection zone to walk back the beach before returning to the Park where they were welcomed with the Wassailing Song sung by South Devon Singers.





Photo by Richard Farr

Bellever Forest - Bridge, Bronze Age Settlement, Tor and Pixies


Mystical light on Bellever Tor

Sunday 14th January saw 19 T&D Ramblers meeting at Dunnabridge Farm to make their way to Bellever Forest via Laughter Hole Farm. A photo stop was made at the Bridge before we moved on via Kraps Ring, a Bronze age settlement of some 15, since plundered, buildings. This was followed by the ascent of Bellever Tor, said to be Dartmoor's most beautiful. Certainly, the light on the day reminded us of the legend of Tom White and his pixie friends in the moonlight. Details of this can be found on page 210 of Dartmoor 365.

Thank you Bob and Pat for a wonderful walk.


Walking around Kraps Ring

A New Year's Eve Walk from Shaldon



Teignmouth and Dawlish Ramblers wish every one a Healthy and Happy New Year in 2018

Our last short walk of the year on 31st December saw 21 members brave hail, wind and rain to walk up from Shaldon, over the hill to Ringmore and back along the Teign Estuary. It certainly cleared out 44 lungs with many splendid views and much camaraderie. Thank you to Anne for leading us.



Wednesday, March 21, 2018