We have suspended all group led walks until at least 31 May 2020, subject to further developments. Read our latest advice and position on walking and Covid-19.
Sunday, 31 May 2020 (Group: Exeter & District)
Start time 10:30
10 miles / 16.1 km
This is quite a strenuous walk along the coast path beyond Maidencombe. We then turn inland, cross the main road and follow bridlepaths and quiet lanes back to Great Hill. We will walk through the Brunel Woods, pay our respects to the dancing Isambard Kingdom Brunel before we cross the main Torquay/Teignmouth road again, walk to the top of Easterfield, admire the views and arrive back at our cars.
Thursday, 4 June 2020 (Group: Exeter & District)
6 miles / 9.7 km
Sea Wall to footbridge (conditions permitting), Sandy Lane Sports Hall and Secmaton Lane, then bridleway and on to New House Farm. Return to Dawlish using Long Lane and Ice Cream/Cream Tea on the Lawn. Mixture of green lanes (can be muddy), tarmac lanes, field paths and the Sea Wall.
Saturday, 6 June 2020 (Group: Exeter & District)
Start time 11:30
5.5 miles / 8.8 km
Booking for this trip a week in advance will be essential (John.Owl@btopenworld.com).There will be more details in the newsletter and further information will be provided for those who have booked at that time. There are a range of travel options to Bristol the Falcon Bus, National Express, Train or you may chose to drive.The walk will take in some places of interest, St Nicholas Markets, King Street, Queen Square, and the area around the M Shed and SS Great Britain. There will be some history, tales of pirates and some street art including some Banksy pictures. Bristol has some interesting pubs which we shall visit and a thriving craft beer industry, with around 20 micro breweries.
Sunday, 7 June 2020 (Group: Exeter & District)
7 miles / 11.3 km
We start by visiting the abandoned copper mine at Yarner Wood before then walking to the Kelly mine at Lustleigh (http://www.kellymine.co.uk). At 1.15 pm we will be met and shown around by one the volunteers who have spent around 30 years bringing this fascinating place back to life. Hopefully they will have some of the machinery working on that day. Entrance is free but naturally, they welcome donations. Finally, we walk back to Yarner.Moderate with a couple of steep hills.
Thursday, 11 June 2020 (Group: Exeter & District)
6 miles / 9.7 km
On lanes, tracks and woodland. We walk above the village via Dry Lane, a footpath to fields, steep with 2 stiles, but we will rest to take in the fantastic views. Along Commons Hill, head off on a quiet lane then track towards the reservoirs, passing the site of an ancient Quaker Burial Ground. After reaching the reservoirs we’ll return via green lanes and woods back to the village, passing St James church - an optional visit.
Sunday, 14 June 2020 (Group: Exeter & District)
9.5 miles / 15.3 km
We will walk west along the SW coast path, passing Bovisand Fort before heading inland past Staddon Fort to Staddiscombe. Here we will pick up the western arm of the Erme Plym Trail, then down Hollacombe Hill to Knighton. We then skirt the edge of Wembury on our way to the mouth of the River Yealm from where we will again pick up the coast path and head west to our starting point.
Thursday, 18 June 2020 (Group: Exeter & District)
6.5 miles / 10.5 km
Brat Tor (Widgery Cross), Dick's Well, Higher and Lower Dunnagoat, Great Links Tor, Gren Tor Great Nodden and return.A walk on open moorland using well defined tracks. Apart from the climb from the car park to Widgery Cross, which is steep, the rest of the walk is not strenuous.
Sunday, 21 June 2020 (Group: Exeter & District)
From Shaldon Road Bridge, wend through Shaldon and follow the SW Coast Path to Maidencombe. The path is frequently steep and not much of the walk is on level terrain. We will ascend to the Torquay road and then follow minor roads and green lanes to Stokeinteignhead and finally Shaldon.
Thursday, 25 June 2020 (Group: Exeter & District)
Rowden Cross, Humber, Three Trees Lane, Teignmouth Golf Course, the Postman's Path (not on map), the remains of the Bishop's Palace.The walk does have a couple of steep climbs and descents, on footpaths, quiet roads and tracks. When the climbing is done you will be rewarded with extensive fine views.
Sunday, 28 June 2020 (Group: Exeter & District)
12 miles / 19.3 km
Some clues; Moorland, Dartmoor Ponies, a renovated castle, a military presence (avoid Firing days), an ancient battle, a soldier’s grave, a vanished tea house, trees and lakes. Also plans to return ex-industrial land to public access, to change the layout and number of car parks and to improve signing. Where are we? Lots of ups and downs but a moderate walk.