The first walk of 2019 by Devon GOC was greeted with a mild day and grey leaden skies. 17 walkers and two enthusiastic dogs met at the P&R Car park in Plympton. Once the pleasantries and quick introduction by Mike F' were over, we headed towards the path that took us under the Devon Express Way - why do Devon main road routes have such grand titles, lol.
Very quickly we were walking the banks of the river Plym, which at low tide is a wide expanse of mud flats. This section of the walk and majority of the remaining walk is very well used by families, walkers, dog walkers, joggers, cyclists etc.... See the full article
After the rains of the preceding Saturday it was nice to welcome 10 hikers and 2 dogs for the walk. It was a cloudy start and with a chilly wind we set off on our ramble along grassed lanes, fields and tracks. Several stretches were damp and muddy underfoot which didn't dampen our enthusiasm.
We stopped for a quick lunch break under some old beech trees, a carpet of autumnal coloured leaves softened our weary legs while we enjoyed our sandwiches.
After lunch we continued towards Wellington and encountered a disused quarry and what appeared to be an old abandoned canal.... See the full article
Today was a great one here in Cornwall as the group managed to combine a walk with a look around a local event taking place in Truro. Truro meant altering our starting point for the walk but it was well worth it. Martin lead the group, consisting of Richard, Terry, Debbie, Adam, Matt, Steve, Neville and myself in and around Idless woods climbing up the famous locally known 'Forty' steps which actually consists of more than seventy. From here we entered Kenwyn Churchyard where Martin pointed out various different Commonwealth Graves from different eras.... See the full article