East Devon


Group name: East Devon

This group is a part of Devon Area.

01395 567450
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. 

See our full walk programme here.

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 will celebrate 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

Stop-press news

COVID-19: As from Wednesday 18 March until at least 31 May 2020 - subject to further developments Ramblers GB have suspended all group walks, meetings and social events including coach trips. For more information follow the link here.

The Prime Minister announced on Monday 23 March that people will only be allowed to leave their home only for a very limited number of purposes which included one form of exercise a day - for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of their household.  So it is possible to take a short walk from home in uncrowded places, but bear in mind the advice to maintain social distancing of 2 metres from other people.

Facebook: Can You Help?  Are you a creative Facebook user?  We need someone with an enthusiasm for walking who could help maintain East Devon Ramblers' presence on Facebook.  Interested?  Please contact Janette at janette.mack1@btinternet.com for more information.

Walks from Lower Knapp Farm: On Thursday mornings from 5th March 2020 walks will be led on an ad hoc basis from Lower Knapp Farm (OS map 115 SY156948).  Parking is free and an optional lunch is available afterwards for a small charge.  The walks will be about 2 to 3 miles starting at 10.30am.  Contact John Watson on 01404 549390 for futher information or take a look at 'Events' on Facebook.

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, you don't have to be a Facebook user to view the site.