As many of you will remember, in pre-lockdown days I would send everyone an email to announce that a description and photographs of the latest walk had been posted on the website.
I have not done that since Val restarted the walking group in August.
I intend to restart that practice but will restrict circulation of the emails to include only those of you who say they wish to receive them. This will thus exclude anyone else from receiving messages every fortnight. They can of course continue to see how the present membership are enjoying their walks by looking at this website https://ntwalks.wordpress.com at any time.
To ensure you receive these regular updates please sent me an email at email@example.com to say you want to be put on my list.
If you don’t want to be put-on my list just ignore this message and I will ensure you are removed from the list.
This new “subscribers List” will not affect any emails to be sent by Val the Coordinator.
Twelve walkers set off from the Sandygate Inn, Kingsteignton, for a circular walk along country lanes that took us through Gappah.
Along the way we passed lovely thatched cottages and farmland. A reminder of how the local inhabitants lived and worked together in these villages many years ago.
Following the woodland path we once again picked up the country lanes and on through Babcombe, part of the Lord Clifford Estate, returning to the Sandygate Inn for lunch.
On an overcast, chilly “Summer’s Day” thirteen walkers met in Ivybridge and set off for Longtimber Woods and the woodland path following the lovely River Erme – passing along the way the old sheep pound used by farmers to move their sheep from the moor in days gone by and the old reservoir converted to a swimming pool by the American Troops stationed locally. Close to the river is a boundary marker and a stone with a carved bowl used by the tinners panning the river for fragments of tin.
It was then on to the Brunel Viaduct – ending the walk at the old Papermill.
Lunch stop was at Endsleigh Garden Centre – also a chance to browse!