Wayward Wanderers Walking Group

Summer 2014 Programme



13th April

A 1.30pm start Cotleigh near Honiton.
Park and start from Cotleigh Church for an approx. 6 mile walk. A stunning walk with moderate hills, fantastic views, lots of lambs and spring flowers. Cotleigh is approx. 2 ½ miles north east of Honiton. If you would like to do a car share then meet at Daisymount lay-by at 1.00pm. 

27th April

Meet at Tomi's by 1.20pm, or on the seats by the post box at the end of Kennaway Road, Ottery St Mary, for a 1.30pm circular walk in the area and back to Tomi's for a cuppa and bun.  Please can you let Tomi know if you would like to come by Friday 25th so that she can make sure there are enough goodies.

7th May (Wed)

7pm start. Meet at Bowd Inn car park on A3052 (GR 106 899). A 3 mile stroll through woods and countryside with surprise views. A refreshment opportunity at the end.

11th May

Meet at Newton St Cyres car park (GR 880 979) at 1.00pm A circular walk of 7.2 miles, generally ascending during the first half of the walk to Waddles Down and Rowhorne and passing through woods and farmland.

25th May

Approx 6 miles. Meet for a 1.30pm start at The Keepers Cottage Inn on the A373 Cullompton to Honiton road, O/S ST: 06440 06647. Walking up to Forest Glade campsite and park, then to Rhododendron wood, Blackborough woods, Sheldon, and back via side of glider field to Forest Glade

1st June

(Extra walk as a suitable low tide this day)

Meet at Dawlish Warren station to catch the 1.12pm train to Teignmouth (Phil said fare in 2013 was £3.10? but seems to be £1.80 if booking now). 5 miles walk back on the South West Coast Path. Low tide is at 3.45pm. Chance of tea and cakes somewhere.

8th June

A 1.30pm start. Dalwood. ST 2480 0047. Meet outside the lychgate at St Peters Church near the war memorial.

A 5.25 mile walk around the valleys of the Corry Brook and river Yarty and tumbling hillsides. Meet at Sowton Park and Ride for car share or make your own arrangements.

18th June (Wed)

7pm start. Meet at Blue Ball car park in Sidford (GR 137 899) Car share to Salcombe Regis for a 3 mile walk including cliffs and countryside. Refreshment opportunity at the end.

22nd June

Meet in Holcombe Rogus at 1.30pm for a walk of 6 miles or so from there to Hockworthy and its environs.  Good views available on a good day. Hilly in places and one stretch is likely to be boggy, but all in all an interesting area and worth a visit. Roadside parking should be available on the road leading north-west from the centre of the village towards Holcombe Court. Those willing to car share should expect to have to assemble by the Honiton Road park and ride

6th July

An exhilarating walk of around 6.5 miles along mostly wooded paths, with excellent views across Lyme Bay and Torbay. There are several steep sections and lots of steps (up and down) – but the effort is worth it!


Meet at Watcombe Beach car park. Best approached from Shaldon on the A379.  Drive past Maidencombe. At the bottom of the next descent turn sharp left down a narrow lane. The car park is signposted.


Start time: 1 pm  - to allow for refreshments en route and early return by bus.


Buses: Stagecoach hourly service: Number 11 to Teignmouth/Dawlish. 

Please bring bus passes if you have them. Ask to be set down at Moor Lane, Watcombe. Catch buses from outside Debenhams store in Torquay. They run hourly as follows: 5.35, 6.30, 8.30 – last bus 10.30.     

20th July

Start by Littleham Church at 1.00 P.M. for a walk of approximately 6/7 miles.  Route via disused railway line, West Down Beacon, Sandy Bay and return.  Possibility of tea locally.

23rd July (Wed)

7pm start. A 4 mile circular walk from Musbury (between Axminster and Axmouth) with wide open spaces and lovely views. Meet at St Michaels Church at the top of Church Hill, Post Code EX13 8BB.

OS SY 27500 94589 Refreshments in Golden Hind after walk. 

3rd August

Meet at 1.30pm for a 4 mile undulating walk in verdant, cool and shady Ashclyst Forest. It is muddy in places (even now!). After, possibly tea at Killerton.   Access is from the B3181, Exeter to Cullompton Road. At Budlake, look for a sign to Ashclyst Forest and Coddihoe (if travelling from Exeter, the turning will be on your right, soon after the left turning to Killerton). Drive up the narrow lane to REWES CROSS. Continue another 500m to the car park on the left, FOREST GATE where we will meet. Do NOT take the turning to Coddihoe in error. (Landranger map 192; map ref. SX 999994)

17th August

Meet opposite the Aylesbeare Inn, Aylesbeare, for a 6-7 mile walk around the lanes, paths and common land in and near the village.   Gradients mostly fairly gentle, but one stretch likely to be muddy and with nettles and brambles - so boots and long trousers advised.  Refreshments nearby afterwards.

31st August

Meet at Hunter’s Hill, Culmstock (above the school) for a 1.30pm start. A 5.25 mile walk through fields and footpaths below Blackdown Common before climbing up for far reaching views from the top. The return route passes Culmstock Beacon and Pitt Farm before returning to Culmstock along a quiet country road. May be muddy in places after rain

8th September

 Planning Meeting at the Cat and Fiddle. 



 A Walk along the South West Coast Path from Exmouth to Topsham (6 miles).    

Either: meet at Topsham Railway Station to catch the 1336 train to Exmouth. Frances will be at Topsham from 1320. This train will arrive in Exmouth at 1347 and we can then walk the six miles back to Topsham.

Or:  For those who would rather leave cars at the Exmouth end of the walk, cars can be left in Mudbank Lane at its junction with Halsdon Avenue.  This is actually on the route of the South West Coastal Path and there is plenty of free parking. Malcolm will be waiting right there by the blue Exe Estuary sign from 2 pm (the walkers from Topsham will probably land up there at around 2.10).

After the walk trains back to Exmouth leave Topsham at 5 and 36 minutes past the hour 

28th September

To be confirmed



September 2014

There are walking festivals from The King’s Arms at Otterton this year and details are below. When details are available they will be circulated.  Possibly Wayward Wanderers could be organised to enjoy the festivities.


 Day Ticket- Saturday or Sunday £15.00;•-10.00am A bacon bap and tea/coffee at The Kings Arms.-10.30am Set off from The Kings Arms on a self-guided walk of your choice from our “Mother Map” of carefully written routes.  The walks all range between 5-10 miles, and are specially written by The OVA.  OS style maps and detailed route descriptions are included.3.30pm Tea and Biscuits at The Kings Arms. 6.00pm Two course dinner (Saturday) or the carvery (Sunday) at The Kings Arms. NB It is advisable to choose a shorter route if buying a Sunday ticket as the carvery is served between 2-3pm.


The festivals are taking place from The Kings Arms at Otterton on March 29th-30th and April 26th-27th.  The festivals will then resume in September, following the busy summer months.

Tickets must be purchased in advance from The Kings Arms, with Day Tickets We are even hoping for some local musicians to liven up the evening!  

It is an absolute bargain! We look forward to a fantastic weekend where you can join fellow walkers who are as passionate about our countryside as we are!



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