April 4th 2012 Fingle Bridge

 Led by Graham

A chilly but bright morning as 15 walkers set off from Fingle Bridge alongside the River Teign via the Fisherman’s Path.

On reaching the end of the path below Castle Drogo we went uphill to return via the Hunter’s Path to the Fingle Bridge Inn for lunch.
Despite a gloomy forecast there was no sign of rain on the walk. However as soon as we returned to Torbay we found found ourselves in the middle of a fierce hailstorm and some of the white stuff had settled on the roof of our house.
We last did this walk almost exactly 4 years ago and on that occasion I took many photographs. I was very impressed with the scenery and constructed a short video from the photos. You can watch the 2008 video by clicking here.
Since I figured that the scenery today was much the same as last time I only took a few photos this time plus a few movie sequences.

You can see the photos I took by clicking here.
Recently Dennis introduced me to another Adiemus tune which has been buzzing around in my brain ever since. I have used the few photos and movies I took on my camera to construct a short video which you can see below.
Fortunately I had my photographic team (Maureen and Jaki) on hand to fill in the blanks. Jaki is particularly good at close-ups of the flora & fauna and took some exceptional shots on this walk.
See photos taken by Maureen by clicking here, and photos taken by Jaki by clicking here.

See the video I made below
vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/59666654 w=500&h=281

Mar 7th 2012 Maidencombe & Watcombe

Led by Jenni & Tony.    Despite the prospect of a very wet walk, 12 walkers started out from Maidencombe village for a strenuous walk along the cliff paths and adjacent countryside.

The weather turned out to be remarkably friendly after all, with no rain and even some blue sky and sunshine at times.
The walk started by going north from Maidencombe as far as the Teignbridge border then turning inland and uphill to go south to the path at the top of the Valley of Rocks at Watcombe.
After a diversion into the Valley of Rocks we returned along the cliff path for lunch at the Thatched Tavern.

The walk took 2 3/4 hours and we covered a horizontal distance of just under 4 miles, though with all the ups and downs we probably walked in excess of 5 miles.
Being on the most rugged part of the Torbay coast, the walk involved a total of eight separate ascents ranging in heights from 16 metres to 93 metres. The total height climbed was 279 metres, which is 906 feet. (see map of walk and profile in the photos website.)

You can see the photos I took on the walk together with a map showing the track of our walk by clicking on this link.

And below is a video I made for the walk.