Exeter and District Ramblers

at the Heart of Walking in Devon

 

 

 

DateStartTitleDistanceGradeContact
Sunday, 25th February
10:30am at Car park at The Lymington Arms, Lama Cross nr. Wembworthy
SS664092 / EX18 7SA
MOOREND, PARTRIDGE WALLS, WOODS & FIELDS TO EGGESFORD CHURCH. FOURWAYS CROSS, WEMBWORTHY DOWN, SPEKES CROSS9.3mile / 15km
Moderate
Leader
LES BRIGHT
01392 424696
Sunday, 4th March
10am at Baptist Church car park, Fore Street, Hemyock.
ST137132 / EX15 3QL
FOOTPATHS FROM CULMBRIDGE FARM TO BURROW HILL, MOORHAYES FARM, DUNKESWELL ABBEY, MACKHAM, NEWCOTT BARTON, BOLHAM FARM TO CULM BRIDGE AND BACK TO VILLAGE.10mile / 16.1km
Moderate
Leader
SUE JACKSON
07939717212
Thursday, 8th March
10:30am at Tipton St John Car Park (donation)
SY090917 / EX10 0AF
TIPTON ST JOHN, VENN OTTERY, SOUTHERTON AND RETURN. Good paths and lanes, muddy patches, some inclines but nothing too onerous. Optional refreshments after at the Golden Lion.4.7mile / 7.6km
Leisurely
Leader
VICKY SWAIN
01395 224848
07885951863
Sunday, 11th March
10am at Parke NT car park (free to members)
SX805785 / TQ13 9JQ
RIVER VALLEY, ROAD AND WOODLAND TRAIL TO LUSTLEIGH, PETHYBRIDGE, AND INTO LUSTLEIGH CLEAVE, TO HUNTERS TOR, FOXWORTHY AND RETURN.10.5mile / 16.9km
Strenuous
Leader
ALAN FLETCHER
01392 360729
Sunday, 18th March
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. Some steep, uneven steps to start.9.5mile / 15.3km
Moderate
Leader
ALAN & MAGGIE STEWART
01363 775202
Saturday, 24th March
10:30am at Upton Pyne Village Hall car park.
SX910975 / EX5 5JA
FROM UPTON PYNE TO BRAMPFORD SPEKE (DEVON HEARTLAND WAY), WOODROW BARTON (EXE VALLEY WAY) AND BACK TO UPTON PYNE. Tea and scones available at finish. Please contact leader with numbers for tea.4.5mile / 7.2km
Easy
Leader
LINDA BLYTH
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01392 877851
Sunday, 25th March
10:30am at Newton Poppleford car park. (Fee paying)
SY085896 / EX10 0SP
NORTH TO AYLESBEARE COMMON, WOODBURY COMMON TO CASTLE, COLATON RALEIGH AND BACK VIA RIVER OTTER. One or two undemanding climbs.10mile / 16.1km
Moderate
Leader
CHRIS PARKS
07814167079
Sunday, 1st April
10:30am at Cadover Bridge Car Park
SX554645 / PL7 5EH
FOLLOW THE RIVER PLYM EASTWARDS PAST DITSWORTHY, WARREN HOUSE, THE BRONZE AGE RELICS OF DRIZZLE COMBE, AND PLYM FORD. EAST THROUGH EYLESBARROW TIN MINE AND BACK TO R PLYM VIA GUTTER TOR AND LEGIS TOR.10mile / 16.1km
Moderate
Leader
BOB POND
01392 874644
Sunday, 8th April
10:30am at CAR PARK OFF ACCESS ROAD TO NOSS POINT, BRIDGE ROAD (A379).
SX881529 / TQ6 0EA
KINGSWEAR LOWER FERRY (£1.50) DARTMOUTH, FIRE BEACON HILL, DITTISHAM FERRY (£2.00) AND MAYPOOL.10mile / 16.1km
Moderate
Leader
GREG McGILL
07976271512
Sunday, 15th April
10:30am at Bennett's Cross car park.
SX681817 / PL20 6TA
THIS FIGURE OF EIGHT WALK WILL TAKE IN GRIMSPOUND, PART OF THE TWO MOORS WAY, AND EVIDENCE OF THE AREA'S INDUSTRIAL PAST.9.5mile / 15.3km
Moderate
Leader
LES BRIGHT
01392 424696
Thursday, 19th April
10:30am at ROADSIDE PARKING AT LOWER END OF RIDLEY HILL, KINGSWEAR.
SX883510 / TQ6 0BZ
LOWER FERRY (£1.50); DARTMOUTH CASTLE (optional - £5.90/£6.60); GALLANT'S BOWER; PERMITTED PATH ABOVE TOWN; LUNCH AT THE ROYAL CASTLE HOTEL; RETURN VIA UPPER FERRY (£0.60).5mile / 8.1km
Moderate
Leader
GREG McGILL
07976271512
Saturday, 21st April
10:45am at WEMBURY BEACH CAR PARK
SX517485 / PL9 0HR
PLEASE EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. IF YOU WANT TO WALK PART OR ALL OF THIS ROUTE. THREE WALKS ARE PLANNED: 1) FAST PACE WALK FROM WEMBURY TO IVYBRIDGE - 16.5 MILES; 2) MODERATE PACE WALK FROM WEMBURY TO IVYBRIDGE - 16.5 MILES; 3) MODERATE PACE WALK FROM YEALMPTON TO IVYBRIDGE - 9 MILES. TO HELP, A COACH WILL LEAVE LEONARDS ROAD CAR PARK, IVYBRIDGE (£2 ALL-DAY PARKING) AT 10.00 am FOR ONE-WAY TRIP TO WEMBURY, STOPPING AT YEALMPTON ON THE WAY BACK. PROVISIONAL COACH COST, £6 pp PAYABLE IN ADVANCE.16.5mile / 26.6km
Moderate
Leader
COLIN PIPER
01392 874028
Sunday, 22nd April
10:30am at YELVERTON VILLAGE CAR PARK. From Tavistock take third exit at Yelverton roundabout following signs to Plymouth. Shortly after, take minor road to the right. Then immediately left. Toilets and Co-op on opposite side of main road.
SX518679 / PL20 6DJ
FROM YELVERTON CAR PARK TOWARDS MEAVY AND ON TO CADOVER BRIDGE. FOLLOW RIVER TO SHAUGH BRIDGE AND THEN BACK TO START POINT FOLLOWING NATIONAL FOOTPATH/CYCLE TRAIL. A STOP FOR A PINT AT THE SKYLARK INN IN CLEARBROOK TOWARDS THE END OF THE WALK.10.5mile / 16.9km
Moderate
Leader
CHRIS PARKS
07814167079
Thursday, 26th April
10:30am at BOWD INN OVERFLOW CAR PARK ON A3052.
SY107901 / EX10 0NE
ALONG OLD RAILWAY LINE TO NR WOODS FARM; TO HARPFORD CHURCH , NEAR FOUR ELMS; THROUGH HARPFORD WOODS AND BACK ALONG FOOTPATH TO BOWD. LUNCH AT BOWD INN (optional - 01395 513328)4mile / 6.4km
Moderate
Leader
VALERIE LIVSEY
01392 279876
Sunday, 29th April
10:30am at Station Road Car Park, at southern end of Fore Street. Roadside parking in the town, and a large car park beside the South Devon Railway (signed).
SX741661 / TQ11 0BU
START AT STATION ROAD CAR PARK AT SOUTHERN END OF FORE STREET, BUCKFASTLEIGH. THE WALK IS STEEP IN PLACES AND INCLUDES QUIET COUNTRY LANES AND BRIDLEWAYS AND FOOTPATHS.10mile / 16.1km
Moderate
Leader
BRUCE FREEMAN
07925867538
Sunday, 6th May
10:30am at Belstone.
SX622938 / EX20 1RB
A GENTLE WALK VIA WEST CLEAVE AND THE TARKA TRAIL TO OKEHAMPTON STATION, RETURNING VIA EAST HILL, LOWER AND HIGH HALSTOCK, AND CULLEVER STEPS. A SHORTISH WALK LEAVING US PLENTY OF DRINKING TIME.7mile / 11.3km
Moderate
Leader
JENNY
01884821805
Wednesday, 9th May
10:30am at CHAGFORD PUBLIC CAR PARK (£2.70 all day fee)
SX702875 / TQ13 8BP
FROM CHAGFORD CAR PARK TO NATTERDON COMMON, MIDDLECOTT, YELLAM, GT WEEKE, WESTCOTT, AND CHAGFORD VILLAGE. LUNCH AT THE GLOBE INN (12.15 - 12.30 pm). AFTERWARDS, NORTH TO RUSHFORD MILL AND THEN FOLLOWING THE TWO MOORS WAY TO CHAGFORD BRIDGE AND RETURN TO THE CARS.5.5mile / 8.8km
Leisurely
Leader
CHRISTINE AHLHEID
01392 496645
07867910993
Sunday, 13th May
10:30am at CAR PARK ON IDEFORD COMMON (free)
SX903792 /
A WALK THROUGH LOTS OF DIFFERENT TERRAIN AND WITH AMAZING VIEWS OF DARTMOOR. EXPECT WOODLAND, STREAMS, FIELDS, SOME MUD PERHAPS, A MAIN ROAD CROSSING, A GYPSY ENCAMPMENT AND MORE! SOME STEEP HILLS BUT WITH LITTLE ROAD WORK.10mile / 16.1km
Moderate
Leader
SHELAGH ORRELL
07976921804
Wednesday, 16th May
10:30am at EGGESFORD RAILWAY STATION Current timetable shows train leaves Exeter Central at 09:20 and returns hourly until 16:07, after which time it's less frequent. But best to check nearer the time.
SS681115 / EX18 7JZ
FIELD PATHS AND LANES TO CHAWLEIGH, HOLLOW TREE CROSS, SOUTHCOTT FARM, AND RETURN.6.5mile / 10.5km
Strenuous
Leader
PAUL BULLEY
01392 467491
Thursday, 17th May
10:30am at WATERFRONT CAR PARK AT MILL HILL, STOKE GABRIEL, TQ9 6RD.
SX847569 / TQ9 6RD
MILL POOL, PORDS BRIDGE, LOWER YALBERTON, AISH, AND STOKE POINT. LOW TIDE IS AT 1300 HOURS. PICNIC LUNCH RECOMMENDED.5mile / 8.1km
Moderate
Leader
GREG McGILL
07976271512
Saturday, 19th May
10:30am at CAR PARK BY WITHLEIGH CHURCH, NR TIVERTON.
SS905121 / EX16 8JQ
A NARROW LANE (NO THROUGH ROAD) LEADS TO CAR PARK FROM B3137 NR SIGN TO WITHLEIGH CHURCH. THE WALK IS THROUGH WOODS AND BESIDE A RIVER. SOME SMALL HILLS.4mile / 6.4km
Moderate
Leader
COLIN & MARGARET
01392 874028
Sunday, 20th May
10:30am at NEWTON ST CYRES PUBLIC HALL CP, OR ROADSIDE PARKING. (SUGGEST USE NO 5 BUS, EVERY 30 MINS FROM EXETER). NO TOILETS.
SX880979 /
STEADY CLIMB UP TIPPITT HILL TO ROWHORNE ROAD (WITH FINE VIEWS OF EXETER). DOWNHILL TO HALSFORDWOOD, BACK UP TO WADDLES DOWN, ALONG THE RIDGE, DOWN TO WHIPTAIL WOOD AND BACK TO NEWTON ST CYRES. QUIET LANES AND FOOTPATHS.9.5mile / 15.3km
Moderate
Leader
ALAN & MAGGIE STEWART
01363 775202
Thursday, 24th May
10:30am at FOREST GATE CAR PARK IN ASHCLYST FOREST.
SX999994 / EX5 3DT
TRACKS AND PATHS TO THE WEST AND SOUTH. PUB LUNCH AFTER IF LIKED (NEW INN, BROADCLYST). PROBABLY SOME MUD STILL !4mile / 6.4km
Moderate
Leader
VALERIE LIVSEY
01392 279876
Sunday, 27th May
10:30am at SHIPLEY BRIDGE
SX680628 / TQ10 9EL
SHIPLEY BRIDGE, AVON DAM, HUNTINGDON CROSS THEN TWO MOORS WAY WINDING DOWN TO GLASSCOMBE BALL AND RETURN.12mile / 19.3km
Moderate
Leader
COLIN & MARGARET
01392 874028
Sunday, 3rd June
10:30am at ROBOROUGH COMMON: Arrive at starting point via A386, and then 1.5 miles north of Roborough roundabout, turn right (ie, northeast) on a minor road for c 1 mile.
SX518650 / PL20 6JD
WALK INCLUDES ROBOROUGH DOWN, SHAUGH BRIDGE HALT, LEIGHBEER TUNNEL, LEIGHBEER FARM, CONFLUENCE OF RIVERS MEAVY AND PLYM, DEWERSTONE COTTAGE, GOODAMEAVY BRIDGE, THEN WEST DEVON WAY TO CHUB TOR AND RETURN. ROUTE INCLUDES THE PLYMOUTH LEAT, TWO RIVERS, OLD RAILWAY TRACK AND TUNNEL, AND THE PLYMOUTH AND DARTMOOR HORSE DRAWN TRAMWAY.9.5mile / 15.3km
Moderate
Leader
COLIN & MARGARET
01392 874028
Sunday, 10th June
10:30am at BELSTONE VILLAGE CAR PARK (free)
SX621938 / EX20 1RB
THIS WALK WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF 2018 BUT WE WERE DEFEATED BY THE WEATHER! BEST NOT TO PREDICT THE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR EARLY JUNE, BUT THE LANDSCAPE REMAINS THE SAME. THE ROUTE TAKES IN BELSTONE TOR, HIGHER TOR, AND OKE TOR BEFORE HEADING FARTHER ALONG THE RIDGE THEN TURNING TOWARDS YES TOR AND HIGH WILLHAYS. WE DROP DOWN TO PASS WEST MILL TOR AND ADMIRE ROW TOR - WITHOUT CLIMBING - EN ROUTE TO OUR START POINT.10.5mile / 16.9km
Strenuous
Leader
LES BRIGHT
01392 424696
Sunday, 17th June
10:30am at CASTLE NEROCHE FORESTRY COMMISSION CAR PARK.
ST273156 / TA20 3JZ
FOOTPATHS AND TRACKS WITH SHORT ROAD SECTIONS FROM CASTLE NEROCHE USING EAST DEANE WAY TO BICKENHALL, RIPLAND FARM, WOODLAND TO FROST STREET, STAPLE FITZPAINE, PERRY HALL, CROSSES FARM AND GREEN LANE BACK TO CAR PARK.8.5mile / 13.7km
Moderate
Leader
SUE JACKSON
07939717212
Sunday, 24th June
10:30am at WINSFORD
SS905350 / TA24 7JG
WITHYCOMBE, BYE COMMON, COMERS GATE, KNAPLOCK, YELLOWCOMBE LANE. A MODERATE WALK THROUGH A VARIETY OF SCENERY: FIELDS, HILLS, RIVERSIDE, WOODS, AND MOORLAND.10mile / 16.1km
Moderate
Leader
JENNY
01884821805

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Sunday, February 25, 2018