Franklin Legacy Projects

Mr Edward Franklin, who used to walk with Totnes Ramblers, left a legacy to the group, which was received in 2015. This legacy led to Totnes Ramblers creating the Franklin sub committee, which is tasked with identifying projects which can use the legacy to benefit walkers in our area of Devon and support the group’s programme of walks and activities. Below are photographs relating to some of the projects which have been undertaken to date, along with a summary of legacy expenditure. If anyone has any suggestions for future projects, then they should contact the chair of the Franklin Legacy sub committee, whose details are given on our ‘contact us’ page.

To date we have committed funds to the following projects:

Dartmoor National Park for footpath repairs from Nuns Cross to Eyelsbarrow. £5,000

Franklin Totnes Trail. £10,700

Measured Mile : : The establishment of a signed mile walk from Totnes Plains to Longmarsh. With way markers along the walk and information board at the start point on The Plains. £1,513

Supply & installation of a bench on the Access for All path between Dartington and Totnes £877

South West Coast Path Step Up appeal. £2,000

South West Coast Path extension at Wembury. £2,500

South West Coast Path at Beesands following a landslide £2,395

Dartington Hall Trust – Lower Marsh and Upper Marsh Footpath improvements £3,200

Donation to the Dartmoor Way of £18,200

Donation of further funding to Dartmoor Way of £2,000

Bridge over the Western Wella Brook – costs shared with South Devon Ramblers. Our contribution £4,500.

Subsidised Walking events (3 coach trips and 3 rail trips. So far.) £3,200