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.

COVID-19 and East Devon Ramblers as of 17 August

Pre-booking on walks and keeping a record of walkers (for 21 days) is no longer a requirement on Ramblers walks, nor are there currently any restrictions on the size of group walks.

However, some Leaders will wish to limit the numbers on their walks, due to such factors as the likelihood of crowding on popular paths on their route, the availability of car parking, etc., so will ask walkers to pre-book in the 6 days before a walk — this will be clearly stated in our programme.

Covid precautions such as social distancing, hand sanitisation, and avoiding sharing equipment are still important.

If the Leader requires pre‑booking, and 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

Any updates on this situation will be posted as and when guidance or regulations change.

Please watch out for additional "pop-up" walks, any last-minute road/access changes, and possible cancellations, by checking "Last-minute Walk Updates", the "Find a Walk" page, or on the Mobile App (Android, Apple).

To download/view/print a PDF copy of our Oct-Nov-Dec 2021 programme - click here

To download/view/print a PDF copy of our July-Aug-Sept 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 East Devon Committee?

We have two upcoming vacancies on the East Devon committee to replace retiring members.

  • Membership Secretary
  • Footpaths Officer

William Davey and John Watson, respectively, are keen and able to help with the transition for those interested in these rewarding and valuable roles.

See our Noticeboard page for more details (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.