What we do
Managing our walks programme
Walk coordinators compile the programme for each of our four walking groups. Leaders must be registered as volunteers and carry out pre-walk safety assessments. For some walks, it is necessary to pre-book by telephoning the leader.
Unless stated in our programme, only Registered Assistance Dogs are permitted on our walks. Owners must follow the rules relating to dogs.
Walkers are encouraged to share car journeys. Drivers are asked to accept a voluntary contribution of £4 from each passenger.
Walkers should check our website before setting out, since occasionally walks may be cancelled at the last minute.
Dealing with path problems and missing paths
One of our aims is to keep local footpaths clear of obstructions/vegetation for the benefit of all users. We are also keen to improve and add to the footpath network locally, with several members volunteering as part of the ‘Don’t Lose Your Way’ project which aims to restore ‘lost’ paths all over the country.
If you want to know more about this initiative or come across any path problems then please contact our Footpath Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01803 782348
The Franklin Legacy Fund
We were left a legacy in 2015 by a former member, Mr Edward Franklin, which is being used to benefit walkers in our area of Devon and support the group’s programme of walks and activities. To date we have created new local routes such as the Franklin Totnes Trail, the Totnes Measured Mile and contributed funds to the Dartmoor Way.
We have also helped improve stretches of the Coastal Path and paths on Dartmoor and around the Dartington Estate. If you have any suggestions for possible future projects then please contact the chair of the Franklin sub-committee on email@example.com or 01803 762751.
Enjoying a rest on the Par to Fowey walk Sept 2023
Local walks and events around Totnes
Totnes is a captivating town set on one of Britain’s most picturesque and historically significant waterways, the River Dart. It’s a great place to visit any time of the year no matter what the weather brings. For details of local events and activities; reference to a book of 8 walks around Totnes; the 9 mile Dart Valley Trail and other walks see www.visittotnes.co.uk
Key nearby routes are the: Franklin Totnes Trail, Totnes Measured Mile, John Musgrave Heritage Trail, Dartmoor Way and Devon walks with GPS for walks to Ashprington, Dartington, Buckfastleigh and other routes.