Teignmouth & Dawlish Ramblers

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A couple of amendments to our printed programme for this Sunday, 22 October.

Short Walk - The walk leader, Katherine, has requested that NO DOGS are taken on this walk as there is one bit where she doesn’t think it would be a good idea.

Long Walk - A reminder there is no long walk this Sunday as it was moved forward to September.

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Two Walks- One to Dawlish Warren, the other to Killerton

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On Sunday 15th October, the warm day before Hurricane Ophelia, 35 persons joined T&D Ramblers on two walks.


To illustrate what we have on our door step, Claire led 18 members from Dawlish along the sea wall to Dawlish Warren where they explored the Warren, its Point and its new beaches before returning via the inland (stormy weather) route. Thank you Claire for the walk and Ken for the photo.


Another 17 people joined Richard at Broadclyst on a walk of some 8 miles. They passed the fine parish church and took footpaths across farmland, and a concrete bridge over the M5. to reach the National Trust estate at Killerton. They entered the park where the Apple Weekend was in full swing, with many cars covering the normally tranquil parkland. Following the public footpath, the crowds were soon left behind and a gradual climb took the group up to the large "picture frame" where they stopped for a photo. Pressing on to Columbjohn chapel, a lunch break was taken by the peaceful rippling water of the river Culm, as the sun began to show its face. Thereafter more lanes and paths took the walkers back to Broadclyst for an early finish by 2.30pm.
Thank you Richard.

 

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On the Moors around Gidleigh, and Scorhill on a 'Summer's Day.'

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On Sunday 8th October 19 Teignmouth & Dawlish Ramblers ventured onto Dartmoor with heavy ruck sacks full of wet weather gear whilst they were only wearing their last base layer on a summer like day.

The walkers included two new members from the Peak District who had never walked Dartmoor before.They were in for a treat as we set of from Scorhill Farm down by Gidleigh via North and South Park woods and on to Frenchbeer Rock and Middle Tor where a sun bathed lunch was taken. We then skirted Kestor before looking at the Tolmen in the hope of alleviating arthritic joints. Then it was over the tiny Teign to reach Scorhill stone circle before returning to the double parked car park.

Added entertainment included a bull at Teigncombe, concerned turkeys at Frenchbeer and both modern and traditional pony drives on the moor.
Many thanks to Karen and Barbara for an inspiring walk on a beautiful day.

 

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Tea Shop Walk at Ottery St Mary

 

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On Saturday 2nd September Claire, as the creator of our Saturday Tea Shop Walks, led 12 of us on a 3.5 mile walk exploring lanes around Ottery St Mary with a riverside walk along the River Otter and a view of Ottery's magnificent church as modelled on Exeter Cathedral. This all culminated in tea and cake being consumed at 'Seasons' tea rooms in the town . Thank you Claire.


Sidmouth Hill and the River Sid

 

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On Sunday 10th September Peter and Pam stood in for Tony who was unable to lead his walk from the top of Sidmouth due to an injured knee.


Using the same starting point, the NT car park adjacent to the Norman Lockyer observatory, they welcomed 14 people who had turned up despite the threat of rain and high winds on an autumnal day.


The route took them to the cliff-edge for extensive views over Sidmouth and the coast beyond. They then descended into Sidmouth before walking up by the River Sid and its parkland before turning right for Fortescue. The strenuous part of the walk involved the ascent up Griggs Lane to Soldiers Hill where lunch was taken followed by an easy return through the woods on Sidmouth Hill Hill. Fortunately, the promised rain only started after the return to the car park.

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A Walk From Buckfast Abbey to Holne and Back

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On Sunday 27th August 18 ramblers from our Group took advantage of a clear blue sky to travel to Buckfast Abbey from were we walked up to Holne, a village on the edge of Dartmoor. We were able to welcome some new and returning couples and hope to see more now that people are being encouraged to walk briskly for at least 10 minutes. Of course, in Devon we don't have to walk briskly to get the heart rate up - walking up plenty of hills sees to that!
At lunch time we took over the frontage of the presently closed Church House Inn to eat our sandwiches before returning to Buckfast by an alternative route. Once back, many of us took advantage of the tea rooms for refreshment. Thank you Helen for organising the walk and the weather.

Saturday, October 21, 2017