Wayward Wanderers Walking Group



Spring-Summer 2017 Programme



9 April -Sunday

No walk


23 April - Sunday

1.30pm start. Approx. 5.7 miles. Meet at the car-park at Morchard Road Village Hall SS751048 (just before the Devon Dumpling Inn). A walk to Tuckingmill, near Zeal Monachorum, returning via Down St Mary. A varied walk with some historic interest along the way, likely to be muddy in places. Suggested car-share Sowton Sidmouth Road P&R 12.30pm. Very similar to a walk done five years ago, but worth doing again.


7 May - Sunday

1.30pm start. Approx. 6 miles. Meet at Pullabrook Wood Car-Park (note that the Car-Park is not marked on the OS map, but is there!) next to Drakeford Bridge SX789810 (take the road to Manaton from Bovey Tracey and turn right at Reddaford Water, following the sign to Lustleigh). Following the River Bovey and its tributary, the Becka Brook, for most of the walk, this is almost all through the lovely Bovey Valley Woods. There is one steep hill in the middle, but otherwise this is an easy walk. There could be a few muddy stretches. Opportunity for refreshment at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, River Mill, Fore Street, Bovey Tracey. Suggested car-share Sowton Sidmouth Road P&R 12.45pm.


21 May  - Sunday

TBA


4 June - Sunday

1.30pm start. Approx. 6 miles. On-road parking by Colaton Raleigh Church SY083873. An easy walk in the rolling East Devon countryside, taking us North towards Harpford Hill and returning along the River Otter. Maybe muddy in places, but this is May…  Suggested car-share Sowton Sidmouth Road P&R 1.00pm.


18 June - Sunday
12 noon start

Picnic walk. 12 noon start. Approx. 4 miles. SY253902. On-road parking by the river over the bridge from Seaton to Axmouth (where we meet) or car-parks in Seaton. Walk to Beer for a picnic lunch or cafes and take-aways on the beach if the weather is not so good, or you haven’t prepared a picnic. Suggested car-share Sowton Sidmouth Road P&R 11.15am.


2 July - Sunday

1.30pm start. Approx. 6 miles. On-road parking by the church in Puncknowle, West Dorset SY535887. A walk in the rolling West Dorset countryside mostly on footpaths and green lanes, taking us North to the tiny hamlet of Chilcombe and returning to Puncknowle, where refreshment will be available at the Crown Inn or camp site… Suggested car-share Sowton Honiton Road P&R 12.15pm.


16 July - Sunday

1.30pm start. Approx. 5.5 miles. Meet at the car-park adjacent to the Craft Centre in Bovey Tracey SX814782. A walk to Drakeford Bridge and returning along part of the Dartmoor Way. Some road walking near the beginning but mostly along paths and tracks. Tea and cafes available at the Craft Centre café on our return. Suggested car-share Sowton Sidmouth Road P&R 12.45pm.


30 July - Sunday

1.30pm start. Approx. 6.5 miles. Meet at Wimbleball Lake car-park on Haddon Hill SS970285. The walk descends to the lakeside path before crossing the dam and entering Storridge Wood, then following the River Haddeo to the village of Bury before climbing Haddon Lane to the view-point on Haddon Hill for splendid views. Could be muddy in places after rain. Suggested car-share Sowton Honiton Road P&R 12.30pm.


13 August  - Sunday

1.30pm start. Approx. 4.0 miles. Meet at Escot Park in the far car-park near the toilets (SY080983). A circular walk with good views over open countryside from paths and lanes, including a visit to the Chapel grounds. Option for refreshments in the restaurant to revive us! Suggested car-share Sowton Honiton Road P&R 1.00pm.


21 August  - Monday
7.00 pm

Social Evening. Meet at the White Horse on the Exeter/Sidmouth Road at 7.00pm, quick chat and then a meal (not compulsory, but come along anyway!).


27 August - Sunday

Park at Pullabrook Woods Car Park SX784793 for 1.30p.m. start. 5 - 6 miles. For car share, suggested Sidmouth Road P&R 12.45pm.   Steady climb up through Bovey Valley Woods to Sharpitor, Nut Crackers (Logan Stone), crossing undulating moorland to Hunters' Tor.  Downhill return via Foxworthy Bridge, Horsham Steps & Lustleigh Cleave. 

10 September - Sunday

1.30pm start. Approx. 5.5 miles. Meet at the central car-park in South Brent SX698603. We explore a section of the Avon valley between South Brent and Shipley Bridge, providing a contrast between the wooded countryside by the river and the more open terrain on the edge of the moor. Suggested car-share Sowton Sidmouth Road P&R 12.45pm.


24 September  - Sunday

Belstone and Sticklepath. More details to follow.









































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