Apr 2018

Sunday, April 29th A moorland walk from Mary Tavy

Leader: KATHY (01363 84097)

Cars 9.30 to Royal Standard Hotel, MARY TAVY, (SX 502 798, RH side on entering the village), where the leader will meet the group. Cars to Smeardon Down car park, (SX 522 779). 9.5 miles via Cudlipptown, Tavy Leat, White Tor, Cox Tor and Great Coombe Tor.

May 2018

Sunday, May 6th A moorland walk from Manaton

Leader KATHY (01363 84097)

*Cars 9.00 to MANATON, (SX 750 812), where the leader will meet the group. 10 miles via Hayne Down, Natsworthy, Bell Tor, Emsworthy Mire, Howell Tor and Smallacombe Rocks. Hopefully bluebells.

Thursday, May 10th A riverside walk from Ottery St Mary, (Thursday)

Leader HELEN (01392 464880)

*9.40am EXETER BUS STATION or Stand 27 on Cheeke St., 4A bus to Ottery St Mary. A mainly flat walk of 4 – 5 miles, along the river to Newton Poppleford. Please bring a flask of coffee. Lunch at the Cannon Inn. To book lunch, please phone Helen by Tuesday, 8 May.

Sunday, May 13th A South Devon walk from Broadsands

Leader SYLVIA (01392 252401)

Cars 9.30 to BROADSANDS BEACH car park, (SX 896 572). 7.7miles via Churston and Galmpton.

Sunday, May 20th Coast and countryside from East Prawle

Leader JANET (Mob 07749 033153)

*Cars 9.00 to EAST PRAWLE, parking at the village green, (SX 780 363). 8.5 miles, using bridleways, crosscountry to Hallsands, returning via the coast path, taking in Start Point, with its lighthouse.

Sunday, May 27th


Jun 2018

Sunday, June 3rd Across the moor from Postbridge to Fur Tor

Leader: CHRISTABEL (01392 215831)

*Cars 9.00 to POSTBRIDGE, DNP car park, (SX 646 788). 11 miles to Fur Tor and back, via East Dart River and Cut Hill. A strenuous walk across high moorland to Dartmoor’s most inaccessible tor.

Thursday, June 7th A short walk in rural mid-Devon, (Thursday)

Leader: PETE (01392 860490 or Mob 07896 363246)

Cars 9.30 to SHOBROOKE, Red Lion car park. 4 miles in area, with lunch at The Red Lion. To book lunch, please ring Pete by Tuesday, 5 June. 


Sunday, June 10th A walk in rural West Dorset

Leader: ARTHUR (01837 880030)

*Cars 9.00am to WOOTTON FITZPAINE, Wootton Hill car park (SY 355 970). 8.5 miles via Marshwood Vale. Fields and woodland.



Wednesday, June 13th An evening walk in the mid-Devon countryside, (Wednesday)

Leader: CHRISTABEL (01392 215831)

*6.00pm, meet in St Luke’s car park. Cars to BROADHEMBURY. A 5-mile circular walk via fields, woods and some lanes. Please bring a packed tea.

Sunday, June 17th Along the North Devon coast from Countisbury

Leader: PETE (01392 860490 or Mob 07896 363246)

*Cars 9.00 to COUNTISBURY, North Devon, A39 east from Lynmouth. Car park on left, opposite The Blue Ball Inn, (SS 746 495). 10 miles via Countisbury Common, Wingate Farm, Black Gate and Forland Point. A moderate walk, with good views.

Sunday, June 24th A long walk and a short walk from Golden Cap

Leaders: JANET (Mob 07749 033153) & RICARDA (01392 438214)

*Cars 9.00 to STONEBARROW car park, (SY 382 932), near Charmouth. Janet will lead a 12-mile walk along the coast path, over Golden Cap and beyond Seatown, then inland along tracks and footpaths via Symondsbury, Colmer’s Hill, Hell Lane and Chideock. Ricarda will lead a shorter, and more leisurely 8-mile walk via Golden Cap, Seatown and St Gabriel’s. Tea and home-baked cakes at the cars, weather permitting. To help coordinate transport arrangements, please ring Janet or Ricarda by Friday, 22 June.

Jul 2018

Sunday, July 1st A walk on the South Devon coast

Leader: ELUNED (01392 424355)

*Cars 9.00 to TORCROSS, (SX 822 420). 7 miles in the area of Torcross and Slapton Ley

Thursday, July 5th A short, riverside walk from Stover (Thursday)

Leader: JUDY (01395 232880)

*9.30am EXETER BUS STATION, No. 39 (Newton Abbot) to Stover, opposite Trago Mills. Approx. 5 miles easy walking around Stover Lake and along the R. Teign to Chudleigh Knighton. Please bring a flask of coffee. Lunch at Claycutters Arms. To book lunch, please ring Judy by Tuesday morning, 3 July, as food may have to be pre-ordered.

Sunday, July 8th A country walk from Dulverton

Leaders: ANDREW & LESLEY (01392 757483)

*Cars 9.00 to DULVERTON car park, (SS 912 279), where there is a charge of £4.50 per car. 12 miles via South Hill, Tarr Steps and Hawkridge.

Sunday, July 15th North west Dartmoor, to Cranmere Pool and beyond

Leader; CHRISTABEL (01392 215831)

*Cars 9.00 to small parking area west of EAST OKEMENT FARM, beyond Okehampton Camp, (SX 601 912). Approx. 11 miles circular to Cranmere Pool and beyond, (possibly Great Kneeset). High moorland, may be rough and boggy in some places.

Sunday, July 22nd Coast and countryside from Heddon's Mouth

Leader: KATHERINE (01392 278396)

*Cars 9.00 to HEDDON VALLEY NT car park, (SS 654 480), where charges apply for non-members. 11 miles, beginning with a short, steep ascent to Peter Rock, then along the coast path to Red Cleave, returning via Holdstone Hill and Trentishoe Down. If you are a National Trust member, please bring your card and car sticker.

Thursday, July 26th A riverside walk from Barnstaple (Thursday)

Leader: SYLVIA (01392 252401)

*10.25 ST DAVID’S STATION, Tarka line to Barnstaple. 4 miles approx. to Chivenor, along the river, then bus back to Barnstaple for return rail journey. Please bring a flask of coffee and a packed lunch.

Sunday, July 29th Along the South Devon coast from Coleton Fishacre

Leader: RICARDA (01392 438214)

*Cars 9.00 to COLETON FISHACRE NT car park, where charges apply for non-members. 8 miles via Scabbacombe Head, Pudcombe Cove, Froward Cove, Warren House, Home Farm and Brownstone. If you are a National Trust member, please bring your card and car sticker.