Programme of Walks

NATIONAL TRUST TORBAY CENTRE WALKING GROUP-WALKS  July to December 2020

A message from Val, our Walks Coordinator 30th June 2020

Attached is the above Walking Programme. Disappointing as it is it remains on hold as we can only meet in groups of six; observing social distancing. Also there are still many issues surrounding restarting the walking group such as toilets, eating venues and the social distancing both inside and outside – many of us not happy about eating inside.

As before we will monitor the situation and keep you informed. Please feel free to contact us.
Our best wishes to you all – continue to stay safe.
VAL AND NEIL LIGHTFOOT
Co-ordinators

NATIONAL TRUST TORBAY CENTRE WALKING GROUP -WALKS JULY TO DECEMBER 2020

All walks commence 10.30am at the latest (Leader will advise if earlier start) Tel Leader by 7.00pm at the latest  the evening before if you intend to walk. “Pay as you Go” walkers pay on the day to Chris, Treasurer or Walk Leader.

8.JULY-RIVER DART/WOODLANDS-Meet car park above Noss Marina (off Hr.Ferry Road)-Toilets. Circular walk – River and woodlands to Kingswear. Some steep slopes no stiles. Approx 5miles. Easy/Moderate. Lunch Beefeater, Whiterock, Brixham Road, Paignton. Leader Norma 01803-557765 Mob.07780701600.

22.JULY-IVYBRIDGE-Meet 10.00am Sportsmans Inn, Exeter Road, Ivybridge PL21 8BQ (Parking/Toilets). Woodland walk along River Erme. Slight inclines. Wellingtons/walking boots adviseable and sticks. Depending on weather can be muddy. Return to Inn for lunch. Approx.4.25miles. Moderate. Leader Ursula 01626-207061.

5.AUGUST-TOTTIFORD AND TRENCHFORD RESERVOIRS TQ13 9NS (approx,location). Meet Dolphin Inn, Bovey Tracey(toilets) 9.45am to leave 10.00am – 2 mile drive on Moretonhampstead Road (A.382). Turn right at Slade Cross (if you see sign for Lustleigh you have gone too far). Follow narrow lane to “T” junction. Turn left and proceed to Trenchford Reservoir car park. Suggest car share from Dolphin Inn as parking is £2 for two hours; £4 all day.  Walk around reservoirs is completely flat and firm underfoot.  Return to Dolphin for lunch. Approx.3.5miles. Easy. Leaders Val and Neil 01803-844970 Mob.07837470159.

19.AUGUST-Meet Chudleigh car park (paying). Toilets car park or Phoenix pub. Circular country walk – Lanes and woodlands. Some hills. Return to Phoenix for lunch. Approx.5miles. Moderate. Leader Marion Mob.07950284512.

2.SEPTEMBER-GAPPAH-Meet Sandygate Inn, Kingsteignton (parking/toilets). Circular country lane walk to Gappah. Passing wooded area and farmlands. Slight incline. Returning to Sandygate Inn for lunch. Approx.4.5miles. Easy. Leader Irene 01626-365935.

16.SEPTEMBER-OCCOMBE/SCADSON WOODS. Meet Occombe Farm car park off Preston Down Road, Paignton (toilets). Pleasant woodland walk via Cockington. Pub lunch Smokey House, Marldon. Approx.5miles. Easy. Leaders Chris and Malcolm 01803-553903 Mob.07780750064.

30.SEPTEMBER-SHALDON/RINGMORE. Meet outside London Inn by village green (toilets/parking in village). Circular walk along River Teign, Ringmore and lanes to Homeyards Botanical Gardens. Walk through Ness car park and possible walk through “smugglers tunnel”. Return following estuary, through village back to London Inn for lunch.  Moderate – some inclines. Approx.4.0miles.  Leader Christine 01626-203871.

14.OCTOBER-LUPTON TO BRIXHAM. Meet Lupton House cafe car park (parking/toilets). Walk down valley to Fishcombe Cove and on into Brixham (toilets). Return by bus to Lupton. (Bus Pass and face covering needed).  Leader also suggested gloves. If walkers prefer not use bus – return could be via Elberry Cove. Lunch Lupton House. Approx.4.5miles. Moderate. Leader Norma 01803-557765 Mob.07780701600.

28.OCTOBER-STOVER COUNTRY PARK (SX832749). Meet at car park (fee paying) for toilets. Flat circular walk around lake, along riverside and surrounding countryside. Lunch at Welcome Stranger Inn. Approx.4.5miles Easy. Leader Christine 01626-203871.

REMINDER WALKS NOW DUE FOR JANUARY TO JUNE 2021 – EARLY NOTIFICATION APPRECIATED

11.NOVEMBER-ROUNDHAM/CLENNON. Meet Paignton Harbour archway (toilets). Circular walk around Roundham Head/Clennon Valley and Goodrington Road or coast path. Returning to Inn on the Quay for lunch. Approx4.5miles. Easy/moderate. Leaders Helen and Jo. Tel.Helen 01803-393719 Mob.07977815258.

25NOVEMBER-HALDON FOREST PARK. Meet inForest car park (charge £4.00). Toilets. Walk incorporating two trails. Lunch Ten Tors Inn, Exeter Road, Kingsteignton. TQ12 3NP. Approx.4.5miles. Easy/Moderate. Leaders Helen and Jo. Tel.Helen 01803-393719 Mob.07977815258.

9.DECEMBER-IPPLEPEN. Meet Wellington Inn, Ipplepen (parking/toilets). Leisurely walk towards Orley Common. Returning to Wellington Inn for Christmas lunch. Approx.3.5miles. Easy. Leaders Val and Neil 01803-844970 Mob.07837470159.

ALL GOOD WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR