Eleven walkers set off from the Swans Nest in perfect walking conditions (the weather for August has mostly been appalling) – crossing Exminster Marshes to the tow path opposite Topsham following the canal to Turf Lock.
After a short break the walk continued alongside the Exe estuary , up-over the bridge crossing the railway line to Powderham Church. As luck would have it a couple of visitors had managed to get the church opened up for them to have a look around and invited us in – a real bonus.
Leaving the church we retraced our steps back to Turf Lock – crossing the field to return through the Nature Reserve. Along the way we were lucky enough to see lots of bird life including – canada geese, swans, heron, egrets and a “twitcher” hoping to catch a glimpse of some yellow wagtails migrating. Also lots of boating activity.
Lunch was had at the Swans Nest, Exminster.
Photos by Norma unless otherwise noted.