Exeter and District Ramblers

at the Heart of Walking in Devon

 

 

 

DateStartTitleDistanceGradeContact
Sunday, 22nd July
10:30am at Tarr Steps car park (fee payable)
SS872323 / TA22 9PY
Down to Tarr Steps and across the Barle, following the Two Moors Way as it climbs to Hawkridge. Down through the woods past Brewer's Castle hill fort and along the Barle to Marsh Bridge. Then a steady climb up to Highercombe Farm and out onto open moorland with fantastic views. Then it's downhill all the way back to Tarr Steps for a well-earned pint or cuppa. Good paths and tracks. This is a walk we did a couple of years ago, but in reverse.11.5mile / 18.5km
Moderate
Leader
ALAN & MAGGIE STEWART
01363 775202
Tuesday, 24th July
10:30am at Lapford village car park.
SS732083 / EX17 6QA
Fields, woods, hills, and possibly mud!4mile / 6.4km
Easy
Leader
CAROLE McDOWELL
01769 580565
Sunday, 29th July
10:30am at Station Road car park, Bovey Tracey. Free parking on Sundays. Facilities at start point.
SX814782 / TQ13 9GS
We start from Bovey Tracey, but will not head up to the Moor this time: we will follow a mixture of footpaths and lanes towards the village of Ilsington before going back through Rora Wood and a small section of the Templer Way. There will be some road walking on our return to the start point.10mile / 16.1km
Moderate
Leader
CHRIS PARKS
07814167079
Thursday, 2nd August
10:30am at Stover Country Park. Meet in the parking area left from ticket machine. £3 for over two hours. Toilets available.
SX833750 /
Stover Lake, Ventiford Cottages, Ventiford Bridge, Sampson's Farm, Teign Bridge, Teigngrace, edge of Stover School, back to Lake. Mostly level. Bring picnic. Cuppa at Orchid Paradise Coffee Shop (half mile) after walk if wished.6mile / 9.7km
Easy
Leader
VALERIE LIVSEY
01392 279876
Sunday, 5th August
10:30am at Village Hall car park, Malborough (free)
SX710398 /
Coastal and field footpaths in a spectacular setting. Portlemore Barton, Furzedown, East Soar Farm, Starehole Bottom (picturesque!), Bolt Head, Soar Mill Cove, Bolberry Down, Bolt Trail, Inner and Outer Hope. To finish via inland and field paths back to Higher Town, Malborough. A couple of steep climbs. NOTE: We will stop at the delightful Walkers' Barn at East Soar for coffee/tea, etc, in the morning.11.5mile / 18.5km
Moderate
Easy to Moderate
Leader
AHMED & PENNY
07950766558
Wednesday, 8th August
10:30am at South Zeal public car park (free)
SX652934 /
This is a very varied walk given its modest length. It takes in three villages, the moor and the Taw. We'll climb a little, walk beside the river and wander on green lanes.6mile / 9.7km
Moderate
Varied
Leader
LES BRIGHT
01392 424696
Sunday, 12th August
10:30am at Cadover Bridge car park (free)
SX555645 /
We follow the River Plym eastwards past Ditsworthy Warren House, through the Bronze Age relics of Drizzle Combe and on to Plym Steps. Then we head northwards over Hartor Tor, westwards through Eylesbarrow Tin Mine and back to the Plym via Gutter Tor and Legis Tor. Most of the way is along tracks, and some is on open moorland.9mile / 14.5km
Moderate
Leader
BOB POND
01392 874644
07720923806
Saturday, 18th August
10:30am at Totnes Railway Station. If travelling by car, car parking is £3.70 at station car park.
SX801609 / TQ9 5JS
We walk along the River Dart to Dartington and on through Dartington Hall Gardens. Possible early lunch stop along the following riverside path which takes us back to Totnes Station. Easy footpaths, although could be muddy in places in wet weather.5mile / 8.1km
Leisurely
Easy to Moderate
Leader
LINDA BLYTH
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01392 877851
Sunday, 19th August
10:30am at Langdon Hill - NT car park (free to NT members)
SY413932 / DT6 6JW
A varied walk that skirts Golden Cap, without ascending to the peak, then follows the SW coastal path into Seatown (toilets, ice cream kiosk) and on to Thorncombe Beacon, then inland to Higher Eype, Symondsbury, Colmer's Hill, Hell Lane, North Chideock, and Morcombelake. One long gentle climb and a steeper shorter climb to our lunch stop on Colmer's Hill.10.5mile / 16.9km
Moderate
Leader
LES BRIGHT
01392 424696
Saturday, 25th August
10:30am at Joney's Cross, Aylesbeare Common.
SY057897 /
We start at Joney's Cross, passing through Newton Poppleford and taking in woodland, riverside, apple orchards and the Aylesbeare Common Nature Reserve. There are one or two moderate climbs but nothing too taxing. Because of the length of the walk a lunch stop may be incorporated (picnic). Details may be updated when the walk has been recce'd.6mile / 9.7km
Moderate
Leader
LINDA BLYTH
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01392 877851
Sunday, 26th August
10:30am at Colyton Peace Memorial Playing Field car park.
SY248933 /
A figure of eight walk from Colyton to Seaton Junction, Shute Beacon, Seaton Junction, Watchcombe Moor, Downhayne Brake Road, Colyton. Much easy walking along paths, tracks and lanes, with two moderate hills. Possibility of mud in places.11.5mile / 18.5km
Moderate
Leader
GILL MACPHAIL
01392 214520
07784820524
Saturday, 1st September
10:30am at Newbridge car park (free + toilets)
SX712708 / TQ13 7NT
Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in walking all or part of this route. Three walks are planned:* Fast pace walk from Newbridge to Ivybridge c15 miles;* Sensible pace walk from Newbridge to Ivybridge c15 miles;* Moderate walk from Shipley Bridge to Ivybridge c7 miles.To help, coaches will be leaving Leonards Road cp in Ivybridge at 10.00 am for a one-way trip to Newbridge and Shipley Bridge. All-day parking in Ivybridge is £2. Provisional cost for the coach is £6 pp, payable in advance.15mile / 24.1km
Technical
Varied - see walk details
Leader
COLIN & MARGARET
01392 874028
Sunday, 2nd September
10:30am at Second car park on right after Reddaford Water.
SX782793 / TQ13 9LJ
Hisley Wood, Hunter's Tor, Horsham, Leighon. A moderate walk with some steep ascents and descents.9.5mile / 15.3km
Moderate
Leader
GREG McGILL
07976271512
Tuesday, 4th September
10am at Moretonhampstead cp (with toilets)
SX751860 / TQ13 8LZ
Halcombe, Butterdon Down, Cranbrook Castle, and return. L by lunch at The Union. One steep climb; otherwise a moderate walk.5mile / 8.1km
Moderate
Leader
RICHARD CLARKSON
07773569867
Sunday, 9th September
10:30am at Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre car park - £2.
SX647789 / PL20 6TH
We follow the East Dart northwards to the waterfall, cross the river onto Winney's Down, and hence to Sittaford Tor, returning via Grey Wethers and the flanks of Hartland Tor. Most of the route is along tracks with some open moorland.9mile / 14.5km
Moderate
Leader
BOB POND
01392 874644
07720923806
Sunday, 16th September
10:30am at Heddon Valley National Trust car park (with toilets) at Hunters Inn, which is free to NT members.
SS655480 / EX31 4PY
From Hunters Inn, visiting Heddon's Mouth beach, then on the SW coast path to Holdstone Down. Climb over Holdstone Hill and via open Moorland with fine views to join Ladies Mile (a wooded path), returning along the river valley to Hunters Inn. The early part of the coast path above Heddon's Mouth is along high cliffs and although the walking is easy, anyone with vertigo problems might have difficulties.9mile / 14.5km
Moderate
Leader
IAN and NIKKI
07513168451
Sunday, 23rd September
10:30am at Bickleigh Mill overflow car park
SS938074 / EX16 8RG
A moderate walk on lanes and footpaths via Yearlestone, Well Farm, Little Silver, East Ridge and Cadeleigh. Quite hilly.9mile / 14.5km
Moderate
Leader
JENNY
01884821805
Tuesday, 25th September
10:30am at Car park at Manaton church.
SX749813 / TQ13 9UJ
From the church back along the lane and footpath to Becka Falls. We follow the edge of Hound Tor woods, bearing left to Woodash. Letchole Plantation, Horsham and return to Manaton Church. Lunch at the pub in the village at approx 1.00 pm.4mile / 6.4km
Moderate
Leader
CHRISTINE AHLHEID
01392 496645
07867910993
Sunday, 30th September
10:30am at Postbridge car park (with toilets)
SX648789 / PL20 6TH
From Postbridge, north to the waterfall for coffee; then Sandy Hole Pass, North West Passage (peat cuttings) and Fur Tor. You have reached one of the most remote tors on Dartmoor and this is probably the easiest route to get there. It should be a moderate walk but if wet beyond Sandy Hole Pass things may be a little strenuous. A rewarding day out!11mile / 17.7km
Moderate
Moderate or Strenuous if wet
Leader
COLIN & MARGARET
01392 874028
Sunday, 7th October
10:30am at St Saviours Way car park, Crediton (£1.00)
SS829002 / EX17 3NY
Salmonhutch, Trobridge Cross, Tomhead Cross, Blackalder Wood, Posbury, Gunstone Cross, Pitt Farm, Cromwell's Cutting. Quiet lanes and footpaths. Moderate with some steep uneven steps to start.9.5mile / 15.3km
Moderate
Leader
ALAN & MAGGIE STEWART
01363 775202
Sunday, 21st October
10:30am at Princetown car park.
SX589735 / PL20 6QF
South Hessary Tor, Nun's Cross, Devonport Leat, Crazy Well Pool, aquaduct over the Meavy, Black Tor Falls, Hart Tor. A moderate walk on firm tracks, no strenuous climbs, one rocky descent, with a few short sections of uneven moorland. We will pass some ancient crosses on the Buckfast to Buckland Monastic track, walk beside an historic leat, visit a mysterious pool of water and a lovely cascade waterfall, pass an ancient double stone row, and a WWII firing range.9mile / 14.5km
Moderate
Leader
JOHN HOWELL
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07711961297
Sunday, 28th October
10:30am at Widecombe car park.
SX719768 / TQ13 7TA
Bonehill, Holwell Lawn, Hound Tor, Jay's Grave, Grimspound, Hameldon, and return to Widecombe. This walk is on the strenuous side of moderate as there are two steep or long climbs and one long and steep descent. It is on quiet minor roads, footpaths and bridleways and open moorland tracks. The route will pass a deserted medieval village, the grave of Kitty Jay, the bronze age settlement of Grimspound and a ridge of cairns on Hameldon, the highest point on the Two Moors Way from where there are impressive and extensive views.10mile / 16.1km
Moderate
Moderate to Strenuous
Leader
JOHN HOWELL
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07711961297

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