16th May 2018 River Teign & Stover Canal, led by Shirley & Anne

Anne writes:-

13 walkers,led by Shirley & Anne met at the Ten Tors to pre-order our meals & use the conveniences.Then we took our cars to Teign Bridge,which is between Kingsteignton &
Newton Abbot.

We walked along the river Teign hoping to see a kingfisher,but no luck today!!  We stopped to watch the sand martins swooping into their holes in the river bank. Then onto the Templer Way & the canal walk, starting at the Ventiford Basin. We saw signs of the old granite tramway, and read something of the history  of the area on the information boards. The wild flowers along the next stretch of the canal were beautiful. We passed Teigngrace Lock where some of the buildings have been converted into a very pretty cottage & gardens.Planning permission has been submitted to use this for a tea rooms, which would be nice. The next lock was the Graving Dock Lock, which was originally used for the repair & maintenance of barges. We continued along the track which eventually led us back to our cars.

We drove back to the Ten Tors where Maureen & David were waiting for us. We enjoyed a very nice meal .

We were very lucky with the weather, as rain had threatened all day, but it only really started as we arrived back at the pub.

Photos were taken by Norma and Mark

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See Norma’s photos above.     See Marks photos below.

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