Walks

TYPE 1 – LOCAL WEEKLY TUESDAY WALKS AT 10.30AM

We have regular weekly walks linked to our Community Hub Cafe every Tuesday, (The Cafe is not yet open, but the walks are operating now. We hope to open the Cafe soon) The walks leave from the front of St Jude’s church at 10:30 to take a gentle walk around the local parks and return to the Community Hub for more conversation over a cuppa. This is all part of our links with the Get Active initiative that invites people to join in walks taking place around the city at various times and places each week.

TYPE 2 – READER’S RAMBLINGS

A series of short (ish) walks primarily on Dartmoor are shown below; these walks will leave the church car park at 0930 and will go ahead whatever the weather. The aim is to enjoy one another’s company and the views – it is NOT a “yomp”: we tend to finish at a local hostelry to replenish body salts …..

11 Dec 21 (BRIDGES 9)

Postbridge – Lakehead Hill – Bellever Tor – Laughter Tor – Bellever – Two Bridges. 8.4Km = 2hr 59 min.

8 Jan 22 (Walk 11a)

Scout Hut – Eylesbarrow mine – Higher Hartor Tors – Giant’s Basin – Ditsworthy Warren House – Gutter Tor – Scout Hut.  6.4Km = 2hr 15 min.

12 FEB 22  (PVALE7)

Merrivale – Hucken Tor – Daveytown – Griptor – Kings Tor – Stone Rows -Merrivale. 8Km = 2hr 45min.

12 MAR (PVALE 12)

Icecream CP – Cox Tor – Gt Staple Tor – Merrivale – Heckwood Tor – Moortown – Icecream CP. 8.7Km = 3hr 10min.

9 APR (PVALE14)

Holming Beam – Beardown Tors – Weir – Lydford Tor – Beardown Man – Devil’s Tor – Beardown Tor – Holming Beam. 9.2Km = 3hr 40min.

14 May (BRIDGES1)

Two Bridges – Littaford Tors – Longaford Tors – higher White Tor – Lower White Tor – Crow Tor – Weir – Crockern – Two Bridges. 10.8Km = 3hr 40min.

11 JUNE (SHORT1)

Fox + Hounds – Arms Tor – Bleak House – Kitty Tor – Hunt Tor – Combe Down – Great Nodden – Fox + Hounds.  12.3Km = 4Hr 17min.

9 July (BRIDGES 3)

Two Bridges – Crockern – Wistman’s wood – Higher White Tor – Rough Tor – Beardown Tors – Beardown Farm – Two Bridges. 11.6 Km = 4Hr 0min.

6 Aug tbc  N Cornwall coastal path perhaps……

NB The Walking Times do not allow for stops – e.g.  lunch and coffee breaks; getting your breath back!!

Clothing and Equipment

You should never completely trust a weather forecast, even in the summer, and so it is suggested that the following minimum amount of kit is either worn or carried:

  • Stout shoes or trainers or wellies
  • Warm jersey / sweatshirt
  • Hat and gloves (in wintry conditions)
  • Waterproof Jacket plus trousers if possible
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Lunch/Snack / chocolate and water
  • Small rucksack – to put this lot in
  • Rehydration tokens – beer money!

If you are able to go on any of these walks, then please contact Pete Hadden at readersrambles1@gmail.com a few days before the date in case of transport problems, weather or other queries.