17th October 2018 – Galmpton & Greenway – Led by Val & Neil

Val writes:-
Thirteen walkers led by Neil with Val in her usual position as back-stop set off on this circular walk from the Manor Inn, Galmpton.
Despite the grey dismal weather with drizzle in the air – spirits were high. The walk headed down through the village past the lime kiln along Galmpton creek, eventually crossing the foreshore – stopping at the lime kiln on the beach.  It was quite a shock to see the massive trees that had washed up in front of it.
It was then over some stiles and up through the fields before crossing an old farmyard – now being restored by the National Trust – eventually bringing us out on the path that overlooks the River Dart towards Dartmouth and the Britannia Royal Naval College. Still a spectacular view despite the misty weather.
Passing Maypool the path took us through the middle of two recently ploughed fields – the Devon Red Soil providing a contrast to the scenery and a lovely panoramic view taking in the River Dart, Galmpton and the Torbay coastline.
No steam trains today as we crossed the bridge heading back through the village to the pub for lunch.

Norma and Wendy took some delightful photos to illustrate the walk

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