Gay Outdoor Club
The activity club for gay men and women and their friends

Teignmouth to Dawlish Warren

14 Nov 2016 | Devon Group

Down here in Devon we are spoilt. For the second month running our monthly GOC walk was welcomed with Gin Clear Autumnal Blue Skies.

16 walkers and 2 dogs met at the train station carpark in Teignmouth, Mike the walk co-ordinator greeted us and explained the relatively easy walk along the coast. We started the walk and headed through Teignmouth to the coastal path where we followed the railway towards Dawlish Warren. The walk is mainly on the seawall that protects the rail route to South Devon and beyond. This wall hit the news headlines in the winter of 2014 being swept away into the English Channel during an overnight storm and subsequently closing the rail link for many months. Safe to say that the wall has now been restored and is open for trains and walkers.

The route was very busy with walkers, runners and a few cyclists. The tide was on the turn and the couple of dogs who were with us had chance to walk/run along the beach. Before we stopped in the Georgian town of Dawlish we had a couple of moderate climbs with views towards Dawlish Warren and the east Devon coastline. On our decent into Dawlish we stopped to admire the view and read the information board. Then it was down to the coast again and our hour stop for sandwiches and a hot drink in one of the many Cafes in the town.

After lunch we met up and carried on towards Dawlish Warren where we finished the walk and there was the opportunity to explore the reserve or travel back to Teignmouth and our onward trips home.

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