August 11th 2010 Noss Mayo

– Led by Joy

And what a joy this walk turned out to be!

After a miserably damp Tuesday, Wednesday dawned bright and sunny for the eighteen walkers who made the journey down to Noss Mayo. We managed to fit all the cars into the smallish car park then set out along the creek with fine views of Newton Ferrers on the other side of the water.

Continuing along the carriageway built in the late 19th Century by Lord Revelstoke we had fine views over the Yealm estuary and beyond to the coast of Cornwall with Plymouth tucked away behind Wembury Point and completely hidden from sight.

On gaining the headland we spotted the Eddystone Lighthouse on the horizon before turning inland for the walk back to Noss Mayo.

Lunch was taken at The Ship Inn.

Click here to see my photos taken on the walk

April 7th 2010 – Spitchwick

– Led by Graham

A fine sunny day and 11 walkers turned out for this really enjoyable walk through the foothills of Dartmoor.

Starting from Poundsgate we went past Spitchwick Manor to Lower Town and then a diversion to Leusdon Church.

We then went down to the river below Holne Chase then on to New Bridge.

We lunched at the Tavistock Inn at Poundsgate.

Click here to see my photos taken on the walk

March 10th 2010 – Otterton Mill

– Ledby Mary & Peter Fox

A cold but brilliantly sunny day for this really enjoyable walk. Starting from Otterton Mill, we followed the west bank of the River Otter past the aquaduct before crossing to the other side of the river to continue down to the estuary where we had fine views towards Budleigh Salterton.

Continuing along the cliffs, with magnificent views across Lyme Bay to Lyme Regis, we stopped for a rest at the WW1 lookout point on Brandy Head before turning inland to return to Otterton Mill for an enjoyable lunch

A large turn-out with 26 walkers. The route we took was about 5 1/4 miles (according to Dennis) and you can see it on the map

Click here to see my photos taken on the walk. The music in the video is James Galway playing “Song of the Seashore”

Feb 10th 2010 Widecombe in the Moor

Led by Dave & Maureen

Twenty walkers braved yet another cold but bright day with the temperature hovering around zero degC.

Heading north out from the village and avoiding the icy patches in the lanes we turned right onto the moor and climbed up toward Honeybag Tor then over Chinkwell and Bell Tors before returning to the village down

Fortunately the ice & snow were minimal and the mud crunchy.

The route we took was about 4 miles (according to Dennis) and you can see it on the map below.

Click here to see photographs taken on the walk.