Group Leaders: Lynda & Robin
Venue: Meet on site at start of walk
Days: 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 10:15 for 10:30 start
Welcome to the Home page for the Long Walks Group. I hope our walkers find the page useful and worthwhile. There is a Newsbox below. For any new visitors I hope we can welcome you to a walk with us sometime, too.
This is not a group with a fixed upper limit on membership. We have over 50 people who have walked with us this year but numbers on any one walk average about 20. So come and go as you like!
It is rare that walks do not have hills or mud or otherwise difficult going for at least a small part of the route. Distances vary generally between 7 and 10 miles with very occasional exceptions. We expect walkers to be appropriately dressed for the terrain and weather and this should include boots. We carry our own lunch and drinks.
The programme shows the range of places we walk and I think that they cover many delightful places. Perhaps you could even lead a walk for us in some place we have never been!
We also have an annual holiday. Recent holidays have been in Dorset, Pembrokeshire, Sussex, North Devon, mid Wales, and this year on the Isle of Wight. We are planning on Weymouth for 2018.
We finished this walk with 15 starters and the same 15 finishers over the 2 days of 18 and 19 May. There were a few showers but after the rain earlier in the week the river crossings were better than expected - though the hills were just as predicted! Thanks to John Noblet for his work on this and leading the walks, and to Lynda who helped.
|Isle of Wight Holiday 2017
Thanks to John Reffell for organising our holiday on the Isle of Wight. We had good walks in good company and despite all the forecast, good weather too. There are 2 photos below of the group at the Tennyson memorial and of Luccombe Down (courtesy of Brian and Sarah).
John Reffell has agreed to organise our holiday again in 2018. We will be going to Weymouth for walks in Dorset. For those who have said they want to go - stand by for details of payment.
We are planning an extra long walk for next year. John Noblet will be organising a 2 day walk of the Saints Way on 17 and 18 May from Padstow to Fowey. This about 15 miles a day. Details have been sent to group members by e-mail but if anyone wants more information please e-mail Robin. There is an upper limit on numbers but it has not yet been reached.
We have booked in for lunch at St Elizabeth House on 8 February. Two courses for £13.95, three for £16.50. There will be a choice of short walks beforehand. For more detail please contact Robin.
Chris & Dave
|St Elizabeth Hotel, Plympton|
SX 546 556
|3 or 5 miles||Annual celebratory lunch preceded by a short or shorter walk.|
Cold East Cross
Rippon Tor, Haytor Rocks and Quarry, Saddle Tor, Top Tor, Pil Tor, Pudsham Down and Buckland Beacons.
|Shaugh Bridge |
|7.5 miles||Up the Meavy, down the Plym taking in Clearbrook and Cadover.|
SX 561 709
|8.5 miles.||Merrivale and return via Leedon Tor and Black Tor.|
Nina & Margaret O
SX 612 477
£5 per car – sharing advised!
|8 miles||Lanes, green lanes, footpaths and the coast path back to Mothecombe beach|
Brian & Sally
|Leaping Salmon Horrabridge (street parking) |
SX 514 699
|7.5 miles||Horrabridge,Sampford Spiney and Pew Tor.|
|Shipley Bridge |
SX 681 629
|8 miles||Black Tor, Ryders Rings, Eastern White Barrow, Petre’s Cross, Petre’s Pit, Three Barrows. High Open Moorland|