Exeter and District Ramblers

at the Heart of Walking in Devon

 

 

 

DateStartTitleDistanceGradeContact
Thursday, 13th December
10:30am at Park in the lane outside The Drewe Arms
ST101047 / EX14 3NF
Circular walk from Broadhembury. Going east uphill, we follow the rim of a broad valley across the glider field and descend back to the village. Lunch at The Drewe Arms at approx 13:15. A moderate walk.4.5mile / 7.2km
Moderate
Leader
CHRISTINE AHLHEID
01392 496645
07867910993
Sunday, 16th December
10am at Decoy car park in Newton Abbot. (There is normally a charge for parking here although it is also possible to park on the road outside. There are toilets at the car park.)
SX866702 / TQ12 1EP
An easy walk starting at the Decoy car park in Newton Abbot, a short exploration of the town centre before following footpaths and country lanes to West Ogwell, East Ogwell, skirting Bradley Manor and going over Wolborough Hill to arrive back in Decoy Country Park. Not much in the way of hills but possibly some mud in December.* NB: Please note early start time *11mile / 17.7km
Easy
Leader
SHELAGH ORRELL
07976921804
Sunday, 23rd December
10:30am at Teignmouth Pier
SX943726 / TQ14 8BB
Walk along the sea wall passing Sprey Point to near Holcombe, then coastal footpath to Dawlish. We will walk The Water, passing the parish church and ascending Aller Hill. We will then use green lanes, which can be muddy, to reach the top of Break Neck Hill (not marked on map), then descend through Teignmouth on roads and footpaths back to the pier. It is a relatively moderate walk, can be wet in places, and there are a couple of strenuous ascents.7.5mile / 12.1km
Moderate
Leader
JOHN HOWELL
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07711961297
Sunday, 30th December
10:30am at Kenton Village Car Park
SX958833 / EX6 8LA
Black Forest Lodge, Ivy Cottages, Home Farm, Mowlish Farm, The Old Toll House, South Town, Powderham Park, East Town and return. A moderate walk using quiet roads, one busy road section at Powderham, footpaths and green lanes, which can be wet and muddy.7.5mile / 12.1km
Moderate
Leader
JOHN HOWELL
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07711961297
Sunday, 6th January
10:30am at Dartmeet - pay and display car park
SX672733 / PL20 6SG
Leaving Dartmeet we head along riverside paths to reach open moorland. Then crossing the river (by bridge) the route takes us through Bellever Forest, passing Bellever Tor and Laughter Tor to Sherberton and stepping stones - subject to a recce in the days immediately before the walk, or avoidable by a diversion that shortens it - passing Hexworthy and Huccby.9mile / 14.5km
Moderate
Leader
LES BRIGHT
01392 424696
07712386846
Sunday, 13th January
10:30am at Holne village car park - free
SX706694 / TQ13 7SJ
This moderate walk begins by using the Two Moors Way to Newbridge, from where we follow the Dart until heading away up to Leusdon. From our coffee stop at the church, with extensive views over the Webburn valley, we head on to Ponsworthy and on to Bel Tor corner. We then take Dr Blackall's Drive, with yet another stunning panorama across the Dart gorge, and back to Newbridge from where we will retrace our steps back to the village.9mile / 14.5km
Moderate
Leader
LES BRIGHT
01392 424696
07712386846
Tuesday, 15th January
10am at Kenton village car park (free)NB: Note start time of 10.00 am
SX959833 / EX6 8JX
Mamhead Road, Butts Hill, Mowlish Lane, Starcross. Optional lunch at The Galleon, Starcross, after which we return to Kenton via the footpath beside the deer enclosure at Powderham Castle. A moderate walk.6.5mile / 10.5km
Moderate
Leader
PAUL BULLEY
01392 467491
Sunday, 20th January
10:30am at South Street CP, Great Torrington. (EX38 8AA)
SS496190 / EX38 8EZ
Taddiport Bridge, along the Tarka Trail to Watergate Bridge, Frithelstock, Monkleigh, back down to the Tarka Trail, Beam House, Barmaid's Path, Great Torrington. A moderate walk.11mile / 17.7km
Moderate
Leader
ALAN & MAGGIE STEWART
01363 775202
Sunday, 27th January
10:30am at Widecombe-in-the-Moor car park
SX719768 / TQ13 7TA
We ascend Hamel Down via Kingshead, and follow the Two Moors Way to Grimspound and Hookney Tor, on to Headland Warren Farm, Vitifer Mine, Sousons Farm, Lower Blackaton, and return across the end of Hamel Down. This moderate walk is along moorland and forest tracks, with a short section of lane and an invigorating climb at the start.9.5mile / 15.3km
Moderate
Leader
BOB POND
01392 874644
07720923806
Sunday, 3rd February
10:30am at Peak Hill Car Park (no toilets)
SY109875 / EX10 8SJ
From Peak Hill, cross to the coast and zigzag down to Sidmouth seafront; a short promenade then up the Byes to Sidford, Brook Farm, Burscombe Farm and Hollow Head Cross. Downhill now through Harpford Wood, Harpford and Northmostown, then the most gentle climb up Bulverton Hill that we can find. On the gradient now around Bulverton Hill, Muttersmoor Plantation and return to Peak Hill. Only two hills (from Sidford and Northmostown) so a moderate walk.11mile / 17.7km
Moderate
Leader
COLIN & MARGARET
01404 234994
Sunday, 10th February
10:30am at East Budleigh Car Park. Free parking and toilets.
SY065848 / EX9 7DA
A moderate walk from the village, past Sir Walter Raleigh's birthplace (and a large pig farm), on to Yettington and then to the East Devon Commons via the woods. After checking out Woodbury Castle, back to East Budleigh via Hayes Lane and fields. There is one short stretch of road to negotiate and the usual ups and downs.8mile / 12.9km
Moderate
Leader
JULIET & PENNY
01392 668175
07950766558
Thursday, 14th February
10:30am at Tipton St John Car Park (no toilets)
SY089917 / EX10 0AF
Venn Ottery, Venn Ottery Hill, Venn Ottery Common, Higher Metcombe, and return to Tipton. Optional lunch in the Golden Lion afterwards. An easy/moderate walk.4mile / 6.4km
Leisurely
Leader
COLIN & MARGARET
01404 234994
Sunday, 17th February
10:30am at St Saviours Way Car Park, Crediton (£1)
SS829002 / EX17 3NY
Moorlake, Hollacombe, West Sandford, Doggetsbear, Aller Down, Little Combe Lancey. Mostly fields and quiet lanes. Moderate, with a few steep hills.10.5mile / 16.9km
Moderate
Leader
ALAN & MAGGIE STEWART
01363 775202
Thursday, 21st February
10:30am at Roadside parking at Wolborough Church, Coach Road, Wolborough Barton, Newton Abbot.
SX854704 / TQ12 1EH
A figure-of-eight walk to Wolborough Hill, Bradley Manor, Lemon Valley, Wolborough Church, Decoy Country Park and Abbotskerswell, with two moderate ascents and descents.5.5mile / 8.8km
Moderate
Leader
GREG McGILL
07976271512
Sunday, 24th February
10:30am at South Zeal Car Park
SX651935 / EX20 2JU
Shelly, Dishcombe, Addiscott, Oxenham Manor, South Tawton, Sticklepath, Belstone Cleave, Skaigh Warren and return. Strenuous walk using lanes and footpaths, some steep climbs, and can be muddy in places. If weather inclement the moorland section of walk will be removed, reducing it to c9 miles. The walk will pass some interesting ancient crosses, an old manor house, a church house and associated church with interesting legends and stories associated with them Post-walk beer to be in the Oxenham Arms, South Zeal.11.5mile / 18.5km
Strenuous
Leader
JOHN HOWELL
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07711961297
Thursday, 28th February
10:30am at King George V Playing Fields' lower car park accessed from Countess Wear Road (toilets 5 mins across park)
SX941901 / EX2 6LF
Some ups and downs in fields. Could be muddy. Pub lunch after at Hally Ho! if liked.4.5mile / 7.2km
Moderate
Leader
VALERIE LIVSEY
01392 279876
On the day - 07708216605

Monday, December 10, 2018