Group name: South Devon
This group is a part of Devon Area.
Our activities include:
Short and easy walks
During CORONA times
Restarting Rambler Activities
If you have not already checked with the official position on www.ramblers.org.uk or in the June newsletter, you may like a summary of how things stand at the moment regarding rambling:
Path monitoring and waymarking activities were given the green light from 10 June, though the recommendation is to do these individually or in pairs. Car sharing is presumed to infringe the social advice distancing so best avoided.
Group walks, social activities and team work remain suspended though under certain conditions, small groups of 6 may resume. However, following discussions with Area Council, leaders of other Rambler groups in the Area and our own committee, it has been decided NOT to restart a formal programme of walks for South Devon Ramblers at this time.
Disappointing as this is, it is clear that many of our members are organising bubbles for walking in groups of 6 or fewer and this seems to be meeting the need to get out and enjoy our wonderful environment with some fellow walkers. It is heartening, too, to hear how inclusive people are trying to be and if anyone feels left out, I urge them to pick up the phone and either organise something or see if they can join a few friends on their walk.
These informal arrangements are not an official Ramblers activity and you should always exercise good walking and health and safety practice. Just to be clear, when walking as a group of friends like this, each is responsible for their own conduct and safety.
Once we feel restrictions have eased sufficiently, we will put together a programme and this will be announced on the website in the first instance.
Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness. You’re very welcome to try walking with us, or to get involved in looking after paths and green spaces and opening up new places to explore.
The South Devon Group of the Ramblers is a very friendly collection of individuals who welcome other walkers to join us on any of our walks. We walk every Thursday for 6-8 miles, and every Sunday for 9-12 miles, as well as the first Tuesday of every month for an easy 3 miles plus a pub lunch. A recent addition to our walks programme are the tea shop walks of 5-6 miles. These walks end with an optional tea/lunch at a tea shop. Our walks include Dartmoor, the South Coast Path, and woodland and estuary walks.