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South Devon By-Ways

May Bank Holiday Sunday arrived bright, sunny and chilly. 10 walkers and one dog set off from the start point and carefully crossed the bridge over the busy A38 trunk road into Devon before heading up a rather difficult rutted track. The climb was well worth the effort as it afforded views of Dartmoor, Buckfast Abbey and the rolling hills and Devon Countryside as they appeared above the hedge rows.

We carried on down a lane and passed a group of cyclists and a beautiful Devon House whose frontage was covered in an amazing Wisteria in full bloom. It was then on with more lane, track walking and views. After 2 hours walking we stopped for our lunch at the bottom of a wooded knoll.

Fed and watered we continued our walk back to the start, occasionally stopping to admire the views and vistas. We ended our walk with drinks and cakes at the busy South Devon Railway Cafe. There was the added treat of viewing Thomas the Tank Engine blowing his steam and making the chuffing noises of days gone by.

Who rembers the film, the Titchfield Thunderbolt? One of my favourites.

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