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Exeter & District Group

We are the Exeter and District Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

This walk will be led by Maggie S. & Jane P.
North Tawton, a small, unpretentious town, has several claims to fame: the birthplace of Dr William Budd, an important Victorian epidemiologist; the home of former poet laureate Ted Hughes from 1961 until shortly before his death in 1998; the filming location for Jennifer Saunders’ TV series ‘Jam and Jerusalem’, and recent LIDAR surveys disclosing a major network of Roman roads around what was then Nemetostatio.  This is a moderately hilly walk taking in some of these features, then following the Devonshire Heartland Way and the Tarka Trail, to Bondleigh and Whetstone, returning via Lowton and Ashridge. (5A bus runs hourly from Exeter to North Tawton).

Thursday, 14 March 2024
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
11.3km / 7.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

If you would like to join this walk, please notify the leaders, preferably by email, so that they can inform you of any late changes to arrangements.
 

Features

  • Accessible by public transport

Starting point

Grid reference:
SS 66299 01701
Nearest postcode:
EX20 2RP
what3words:
hang.relieves.door
Start time:
10:30 am

North Tawton Clock Tower. Small free car parks off the square and on road into town, also roadside parking. Map: EXP113

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking