On a drizzly, dismal day where wellies and brollies were the dress code, Marion led thirteen walkers on a circular 4.5 mile lane walk from the Phoenix pub, Chudleigh. Despite the weather spirits were high and the views across the fields and farmlands were good – plus the autumn colours of the leaves were spectacular. Returning to the pub to eat the sun eventually decided to shine. All in all a very enjoyable walk despite the weather.
Photos were taken by Wendy & Norma.
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Photo by Norma
Val writes:- On a damp overcast day Irene led fifteen walkers (mostly in Wellies!) on a circular walk along lanes and across muddy fields – following the river which was running high; returning along the Stover Canal back to the pub for lunch.
The weather was kind to us and brightened along the way – the rain arriving after a superb lunch at the Sandygate Inn where we were well looked after and it was nice to welcome Anne who joined us for lunch.
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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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Twelve of us met at Occombe Farm on a nice sunny morning. Fortunately the predicted rain didn’t materialise and we had a dry and not too muddy walk. We walked through Occombe Woods and then through Scadson Woods and over the hill into Cockington Country Park.
We continued uphill through the orchard, still laden with apples, and then through the fields, keeping a wary eye on the cows. We continued through the Stantor Barton farmyard where we saw in the barn a newborn calf with its mother ahh!
We eventually arrived back at the car park and drove to Ye Old Smokey House where we enjoyed an excellent lunch.
Three superb sets of photos for this walk from Wendy and Norma – don’t miss any of them!
Photos above by Wendy, two sets of photos below by Norma
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Once again, we were so lucky! Rainy days just gone and gales forecast for Thursday onwards but on Wednesday the weather was just perfect!
14 of us met at The Kents in Wellswood which still had a beautiful display of flower baskets and borders..After choosing our lunch for later, we set off along Lincombe Drive. It was so nice to walk along a quiet, leafy road with not a yellow line in sight !
We zig-zagged down some of the paths through Lincombe woods – passing some huge, magnificent trees, lots of dainty cyclamen and old Victorian seats. Every so often we could enjoy the sea views way down below…
The path exits the bottom of the woods at the western end of Meadfoot Road. As it was almost high tide, it was lovely to watch the waves in the sunshine as we walked along to Ilsham Valley.
Half way along the valley, we turned right to go up a long flight of steep steps to Bishop’s Close. We forgot to count the steps but nobody volunteered to go back down again to count them !! After a drink and short rest, we meandered along and down the roads back towards The Kents taking a little loop past the Glen Eagles hotel. Interesting properties and views.
I think we all agreed it was a good lunch at a reasonable price and will definitely use it as a walk base in the future!
Photos above by Norma. Photos below by Wendy