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WALKING

CONTACT DETAILS FOR THIS GROUP:

Jan Smith
email: janis.r.smith@gmail.com


Winter Programme 2022

Dear Walkers

We detail below our Winter Programme. You will note that these walks are all fairly short to accommodate this rather unpredictable time of year weatherise! We hope you will find the walks of interest. We still suggest you bring something to eat as it is often good to have a break with a hot drink and perhaps a ‘brunch’. Very often there is a welcome pub/cafe at the end of the walk. Just a reminder that during these months we should always have wet weather kit with us, and perhaps that extra fleece.

We look forward to seeing you.

Judy and Jan

Forthcoming Meetings

10.30 Tuesday 4 January

Circa 5 miles
Peak Hill

Start from Peak Hill car park, above Sidmouth, SX 783 793. A woodland circle embracing Peak Hill, Greystone Hill Plantation, Bulverton Bottom, Stoney Hill, Bulverton Hill, Mutters Moor. Please bring a packed lunch.
Jan
janis.r.smith@gmail.com


10.10 Wednesday 12 January

Circa 5 miles
Copplestone

A circular walk along Devon lanes from Copplestone through mid-Devon redlands to Newbuildings. Meet at the Bewsley Hill Car Park in Copplestone, EX17 5. Plenty of places of interest to be pointed out by Frankie along the way. As this is a short, lane walk, there are not many places to stop for refreshments but best to bring something with you. If anyone is interested in having lunch after the walk. A couple of possibilities are, New Inn at Coleford, a short distance away from Copplestone and a number of eating places in Crediton. Also, for those who prefer a packed lunch there are tables and chairs in Crediton town square where people have picnics. Alternative travel: Bus from Paris Street 5A departs 9.15 arrives at Copplestone Stone 9.57am. Return journey possible to catch 5A, 5B,or 5C. For those with bus passes it is possible to pay to Cowley Bridge and at 9.30 use bus pass with the driver.
Train from Exeter Central at 09.14, at St David's 09.19.
Frankie
07900 362014


10.30 Tuesday 25 January

Circa 6 miles
Stover Country Park

A gentle flat walk starting in Stover Country Park which includes a walk around the lake and continuing along the canal, then returning along the River Teign. Please bring a packed lunch.
The entrance to the Park is off the A382 Bovey Tracey to Newton Abbot road 300m south of the Drumbridges roundabout on the A38 Exeter to Plymouth Expressway (grid reference SX 835752). Cost of parking will be 3.50
Pete Cann
petecann49@hotmail.co.uk


10.30 Wednesday 9 February

Circa 5 miles
Butterleigh

Parking at the Butterleigh Inn car park, EX15 1PN, this walk around Butterleigh involves quiet minor roads, farm tracks and some footpaths over undulating farmland with about 100m change in level either side of the Burn River.
The Butterleigh Inn has agreed to car parking, and could provide lunch if required. We can check numbers of those interested, nearer the time.
Ed Maunder
E.A.W.Maunder@exeter.ac.uk


10.30 Monday 21 February

Circa 6 miles
Budleigh

Meet at Budleigh Town Hall public free car park from where we will walk via Dalditch, old railway line and across fields to Littleham. Then through Sandy Bay Holiday Park to return along the Coast Path to Budleigh. For the most part an easy walk except the steep, and in places uneven, climb from Sandy Bay to West Down Beacon.
Bring packed lunch.
Sara
sarastott28@gmail.com


10.30 Monday 7 March

Circa 6 miles
Cockington

This walk starts at Occombe Farm in Paignton TQ3 1RN where we can park, and includes stops at Oldway Mansion (former home of the Singer family with gorgeous garden and tea shop), a bit of a seafront walk and then up to Cockington with more lovely grounds, a mansion and another tea shop. An easy walk with history. Bring a packed lunch
Deborah
dwelland27@gmail.com


10.30 Monday 21 March

Circa 5 miles
Coldridge to Nymet Rowland and back again.

Starting from Coldridge village square we walk west along the Taw valley and south of the Taw towards Brushford. At the first bridge we cross to the north side of the river join the Tarka Trail and then walk east to Nymet Rowland from where we return across fields to Coldridge. This walk is mainly on footpaths with some short road sections and is about 5 miles and will take about 3 hours. There is a steep road climb from the Taw up to Nymet Rowland and another climb across fields at the end of the walk as we return to Coldridge. Please bring a packed lunch.
Tom
t.w.davies@exeter.ac.uk