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Newsletter July - September 2017

This Newsletter is available (with all the pictures) from this link.

The leaders have turned up trumps again with a range of interesting walks during the next three months. There are, as usual, 6 in all but only one in August (16th). This is because experience shows that other responsibilities (e.g. grandchildren) intervene.

However I do hope that you will support Edward’s Green Lane Circular to Butterleigh with the reward at the end of refreshment at Bickleigh Mill.

Do join us.

Trevor

July 2017


Walk Dates:

Tue 4th July

Fri 14th July

Tue 25th July

Wed 16th August

Mon 4th September

Thu 21st September

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Forthcoming Meetings

9.21 train Tuesday, 4th July

Crediton Circular - 7 miles

Catch train to Crediton from Central (9.21) or St David’s (9.27)
Start from Crediton railway station after the train gets in at about 9.37 am. Walk to Posbury, Gunstone Mill; lunch at Middle Hollacombe (chez Tom) at about 1pm and then back to the station for the 3.30 pm train. 
No need for packed lunch!

Tom


10:30 Friday, 14th July

Linear walk to Dunsford for lunch at the ROYAL OAK - 5.5 miles

Meet 10.30 at the Old Vicarage, Longdown. Take the road to Longdown and 1/4 mile after the Lamb Inn take the road on the RIGHT. ( Explorer114 ; 862908 ) The Old Vicarage is the second drive on the right with plenty of parking space.
Out of back garden and cross country (50/50 footpaths, quiet back roads) to Dunsford for lunch at Royal Oak.
On the day transport will be arranged to take enough drivers back to Longdown to collect cars to bring the group back .
David Kernick

David (a local GP) has recently retired from the Medical School and has generously offered to lead a lunch walk from his home at Longdown.


10.30 Monday, 25th July

Kennick Reservoir to Steps Bridge - 7 miles

PACKED LUNCH REQUIRED

Meet at 10.30 at the car park at Steps Bridge. (OL28: 803 883)
Starting at Kennick Reservoir and finishing at Steps Bridge (6 miles) via Bridford. All downhill with plenty of shade but requiring all cars to meet at Steps Bridge and some then used to take people to Kennick and obviously the remaining cars to return to Kennick from Steps Bridge.
Options would be coffee at the Bridford Inn and tea at the Dunsford tearooms.
Tom


10.30 Wednesday, 16th August

Bickleigh – Butterleigh Circular - 5-6 miles

PACKED LUNCH REQUIRED

A 5-6 mile circular Green Lane walk from Bickleigh to Butterleigh and back. It is described in Valerie Belsey's book Exploring Green Lanes. The Tiverton bus can take us to Bickleigh, e.g. 9.45 55B service from Exeter arrives 10.29, fairly frequent buses to return.
Edward


10.30 Monday, 4th September

‘Almost the second half of Green Circle’ - 5-6 miles

PACKED LUNCH REQUIRED

Meet at Statue of General Buller at 10:30 (convenient bus stops, and possibly car parking).
Join Green Circle across Bury Meadow to Hoopern Valley, through campus (steady uphill!).
Coffee at Duryard Valley.
Through Pennsylvania, Mincinglake Valley, lunch near Polsloe Bridge/Hamlin Lane fields
Finish at Topsham Road by the bus stop at Crematorium.
David & Tina


10.30 Thursday 21st September

Bennett’s Cross (Dartmoor) - 6.5 miles

PACKED LUNCH REQUIRED

Meet at the car park at Bennett’s Cross (Ref: OL28 683 819)

This is a 6.5 mile walk from Bennett's Cross. It's a walk that can be increased to 8.5 miles if the group that attends would prefer a longer walk.
The possible extension would drop down to Heathercombe, through the plantation to Natworthy Gate and return to Grimspound via the RAF Memorial Stone.
Pete

Previous Walks

For reports and pictures of all previous years, please see the Walking Group section on the Newsletters and Archives page.

For further information please contact Trevor Preist at preist.exeter@blueyonder.co.uk

Recent walks 2017

A brief summary of recent walks, with pictures, is in the PDF file of the the current Newsletter