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Spring In Our Step along the Exe Estuary Trail – Devon Group Wed 19th Jan’22

14 of us and one dog, Nancy, set off from the car park at Darts Farm on a spring-like day but 14 of us soon became 16, once we reached the arranged meeting point for 2 members walking directly from Topsham Railway Station.

For several miles the path was quite enclosed, with views restricted to numerous beautiful properties that overlooked the estuary.

Passing by the extensive training grounds of the Royal Marine Barracks the views gradually opened out to more and more extensive views of the estuary and the wading birds that were feeding on the mudflats.

Our lunch stop in Lympstone was on picnic tables overlooking the mudflats, with far reaching views that included Powderham Castle on the far bank of the estuary.

Soon after lunch, our views started to include the town of Exmouth which was twinkling in the afternoon sun, and gradually getting nearer as we continued our walk.

Many members were glad to sit down when we reached the bus stop in Exmouth, where we waited just 15 minutes for our bus back to Darts Farm.

We then drove a short distance to where we were able to enjoy tea and cakes, with Nancy the dog resting at our feet.

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