Wayward Wanderers Walking Group

Winter 2014 Programme



October 12th


(Note the) 1pm start. Meet at the car park at Newbridge Marsh (SX 71107 70869 ) (that is the car park on the River Dart 3 miles west of Ashburton on the Princetown road). Or if you arrange to car share, it is about 45 minutes from the Sowton Sidmouth Road Park & Ride.

Dr. Blackall's Drive. This is a 6 mile walk on the fringes of Dartmoor. Riverside, lanes, paths, grand views of the Dart and to the sea. Refreshments available half way around and at the end (via Mollie Mac's vans).


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October 26th


A 1.30pm start for a 5 1/2 mile circular walk from Musbury. Meet at St Michaels Church at the top of Church Hill, Post Code EX13 8BB. OS SY 27500 94589. Take the turning by the pub to get into the village. It’s a walk with fantastic wide open views and includes a small detour for refreshments at Lower Brookland Nature Reserve. There are one or two ascents but well worth it for the views.

November 9th

A 1.30 pm start. Meet at Woodbury Castle car park. (OS SY 03227 87231) for a 5.5 mile walk on the perimeters of Woodbury Common using some lesser known paths. It could be muddy after rain. 

November 23rd


A 1.30pm start for an approx. 5 mile walk. Meet at Exmouth new lifeboat station and walk along the beach to Sandy Bay. (low tide 1.pm) Carry on to Littleham and return to the start along Maer Valley.  

December 7th


Meet at 1.30pm in Church Road, Colaton Raleigh (GR 081872) for a 5 mile walk via Dotton, Hawkerland, Stoneyford, and Kingston.  While some of the route is on lanes and tracks, in places it could be very muddy, so stout footwear is advisable.



Annual Christmas Mince Pie walk. Meet at The London Hotel, Gold Street Ottery St Mary (SY 099 954) for a walk in the local area starting at 1.30pm.  Mince Pies/Cake and tea afterwards.  

Come whatever the weather for a festive get-together –

friends and family welcome.

December 21st


Less than 4 mile walk. Leaving 1pm sharp. To end this walking year with WW Group, a simple well liked walk  from 'The White Bridge',(O S Ref SY 075 830) parking adjacent to the bridge just up the river from Budleigh. Walk up the lane to Otterton Mill. Coffee/cake stop, and back down by the river, enjoying the sunset as we go!!

January 4th

A 1.30pm start from Silverton Car Park which is off Wyndham Road next to the Community Centre (GR SS 9574 0301). A walk of 4 miles around the village using paths and lanes.  A couple of steepish ascents and the possibility of muddy paths if wet.

January 18th

Annual Treasure  Hunt

Meet at the entrance to Teignmouth Pier, promptly, in order to make a 1pm start. There is free parking along the road in front of the pier. Elsewhere there is a charge and in some places, a time limit of two hours, to park at the roadside. Parking in the large car park overlooking the river mouth costs £2 per day. The owner of an Italian restaurant might remain open beyond the normal 4pm closure time in order to provide refreshments and facilitate our marking. That will depend on how many of us will be taking part.  

February 1st


(Note the) 1.00 pm start. East Devon coast and country. This is a 5 mile walk mainly in open countryside and on some coastal paths. Meet in the Salcombe Regis Donkey Sanctuary main car park (SY 158 893) (through main entrance, left  Refreshments available at the end (or at the beginning, if you are early).

February 15th

A 1.30pm start. Meet at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club car park. OS ST 108 066. A 4.5 mile walk through a local plantation to nearby Slade and return along country lanes. The plantation could be muddy after rain so good footwear is essential. Grand views if the weather is clear.

March 8th

Meet at 1.30pm for a 5.5 mile walk starting in Newton St Cyres near the Beer Engine.  Park where you can, but we suggest on the unmade lay-by area outside the village sports field just south of the railway line.
(OSGR SX881988). It may be possible to park at the roadside by the pub, but the availability of space will depend on how busy the pub is.  The walk will take us north from there to Shute and Efford and close to Shobrooke.  Its mostly fairly gentle but is likely to be muddy in places and possibly marshy, so good footwear is advised.  WALK CANCELLED

March 22nd


Bystock Nature Reserve. Meet at the North car park SY 030 849). An Approx 6 mile walk through the reserve that could be muddy in places. Includes tracks,narrow roads and boardwalks

March 29th


(Note the) 1.00 pm start. 7.5 miles walk. Meet outside Moretonhampstead St. Andrews Church in Fore Street in the centre of the town. (SX 75489 86085). A pleasant and varied walk across Mardon Down with superb views, then quiet country lanes to the Iron Age hill fort of Cranbrook Castle with more superb views to the horizon on a clear day. Return along the Dartmoor Way to Moretonhampstead, where there is an opportunity for refreshments. One mild but quite long climb out of town. Could be muddy after rain. Car share: Meet at Sowton Park and Ride at 12 noon, or make your own arrangements. 

NB  This walk CANCELLED due to bad weather 




Members are encouraged to lead a walk or to organise a social event

Walks will start PROMPTLY at 1.30pm unless otherwise stated.

Car share is always an option – Please ring the leader(s) to arrange


·         Please let Leaders know if you are joining the walk/event.  If a walk/event has to be cancelled or amended, we can then let you know.

·         Check the various dates and start times for all walks and arrive 15 minutes before a walk is due to commence.  It is important that we leave on time especially on walks where we meet to share transport and walks when we need to arrive back at the cars before dark!   If in doubt about any of the walks please telephone the walk leader beforehand.

·         Regretfully, we do not allow dogs on our walks.

·         This is a non-profit making club and we hope that everyone will help make future programmes varied and interesting by putting on either a walk or social/pub event.

·         Subscriptions start again from April 2015. The cost will be (to be decided) for a year’s subscription or £ per 6 month programme anytime during the year if joining the group later.  If you would like to join us either on the walks or at social events, please pay Jean.  We regret we are unable to accept cheques.

·         Funds may also be used to subsidise events as well as producing the programme etc.  Still very good value if you compare our annual subscription to many other groups.

·         Wayward Wanderers cannot accept any responsibility for loss, damage, or injury to any person, animal or property.  We are a non-profit making informal group and you join the walks at your own risk.


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