Group name: East Devon
This group is a part of Devon Area.
Our activities include:
Short and easy walks
East Devon Ramblers are a very enthusiastic and friendly group, and we invite you to walk with us. Visitors and new members are most welcome. We offer a choice of 6 varied walks a week, ranging from a leisurely half-day stroll to a full-day strenuous hike.
COVID-19 UPDATE from Monday 17 May 2021
The UK government roadmap for lifting lockdown means the general population in England will be allowed to meet outside in groups of up to 30, from Monday 17 May.
We have therefore increased the maximum number of participants on our group walks to 20 with effect from 19 May.
What this means for East Devon Ramblers
Individual walk Leaders may reduce below 20 if they think advisable, depending on route and other circumstances. Covid precautions such as prior booking on a walk (for contact tracing), social distancing, hand sanitisation, and avoiding sharing equipment are still essential.
Please note that 20 is a maximum and Leaders can set a lower figure at their discretion. (Leaders will consider such factors as the likelihood of crowding on popular paths on their route, the availability of car parking, and their own comfort with leading a larger group.)
When booking your place with the Leader, if your call goes to voicemail:
- Please provide your name and contact number, slowly and clearly
- The Leader can then allocate you a place (or wait‑list you) in time-stamp order
We hope that this will reduce the recent frustration experienced by some of not being able to get a booking on a walk.
This is a developing situation, so please watch out for additional "pop-up" walks, and possible cancellations, by checking the "Find a Walk" page (here), or on the Mobile App (Android, Apple).
To download / view / print a PDF copy of our May & June 2021 programme - click here
To download / view / print a PDF copy of our March & April 2021 programme - click here
To view / print sections of walks from Ramblers 'Find a Walk' - click here.
(print function not available from most smartphones).
Why walk with us?
It's a great way to walk in good company, meet new people, stay or get fit, and simply enjoy our stunning coastline and countryside. We reached our 50th year in 2020, so you can be confident you will be joining a successful and well established, locally run group.
Where do we walk?
Usually in and around East Devon and West Dorset, but occasionally further afield to Dartmoor and Exmoor, as well as other parts of Devon, Dorset, and Somerset. A number of our walks include sections of the Jurassic Coast, Britain's first natural World Heritage Site.
The group also organises a variety of other activities:
- walking holidays in Britain, and occasionally Europe
- social events such as quiz nights, skittles, barn dances and suppers
- an annual Christmas lunch
Interested in Volunteering opportunities with Devon Area Ramblers?
See our Noticeboard page (here)
The Ramblers are the largest representative body of walkers in the UK and we support the Ramblers’ objectives of protecting and enhancing public paths through our local network of footpath officers and by supporting Pathwatch.
Please take a look at our Facebook page, East Devon Ramblers - Public.
You don't have to be a Facebook user to view the site.
We also have a members-only Facebook group,
East Devon Ramblers - Members for Facebook users.