2019-10-30 Dawlish – Led by Christine

Christine writes:-
Fourteen of us, including new walker Ros, braved the rain and the wind to walk in Dawlish.
We met at Henty Avenue and walked along the main road to the town centre. We were unable to use brollies, as the wind blew them inside out!
We walked beside the stream and saw the five cygnets with their mother, father was swimming in the stream.
We crossed a bridge and walked to the Manor House gardens. We walked through the gardens and back over a bridge and continued walking beside the stream towards the sea front. We paused to watch three cygnets enter the stream, two plopped in!
Four of the group decided to go for coffee, they were going to join us for lunch, but unfortunately one of them felt unwell. Pleased to hear she is feeling better.
The rest of us walked to the sea front to look at the waves. It was very windy, so we were unable to walk along the sea wall. We continued along the main road towards Dawlish Warren.
At Henty Avenue we said goodbye to another four and continued to Mount Pleasant Inn, where we were joined by Ursula.  It was good to get out of the rain.  Lunch was a happy affair. The Inn were doing a special offer of Roast and Dessert for £9.74, so we all indulged!
The weather turned for the worse, Ursula kindly drove three to their cars at Henty Avenue and came back to take the rest of us back to Newton Abbot.
Hooray for Ursula.

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Photos above by Norma..(View originals)…………….Photos below by Helen (View originals)

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12th December 2018 Ipplepen – Led by Val & Neil


Val writes:-
On a very overcast, damp morning fifteen walkers set off from the Wellington Inn, Ipplepen, for our usual stroll to Orley Common. The walk took us through woodlands and due to the recent inclement weather and the trees having shed their leaves – the paths were quite slippery in places but thankfully everyone managed to stay on their feet
Returning to the road we visited the Church and carried on through the churchyard into the village.  We were lucky enough to have someone in the group that had lived in the village many years ago and was able to point out where the old village bakery and doctor’s surgery were. Also the Old Coaching House and The Plough Inn – now all residential properties.
On returning to the Wellington Inn car park it poured with rain but a warm welcome awaited us inside where we were joined by our “lunchers”. Twenty-one sitting down to a superb meal.
Photos were taken by Norma and Wendy

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Norma’s photos above, Wendy’s photos below

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14th Nov 2018 – Staverton – Led by Tony & Jenni

Tony and Jenni led 14 others on this walk of just under 4 miles following several wet days. Today however the weather was warm and dry with occasional periods of sunshine. The recent rains had left their mark and in part  of the walk the road was flooded to a depth of about two inches.
Everyone took it in their stride and most managed to keep their socks dry.

Lots of photos, taken this time by taken by Norma and Tony. (Because of the number and size of these photos some computers may struggle to download them. Be patient and hopefully they will appear eventually)

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