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Western Midlands in the Dart Valley

Delayed from 2020 due to Covid the Western Midlands weekend away finally took place in mostly glorious Devon sunshine.  We were joined by GOC walkers from South Midlands and Devon on the Saturday walk.

Starting with a short ferry ride we walked along the side of the heritage railway line and were rewarded by a passing steam locomotive just before we crossed the tracks and entered the woods.

Arriving at Greenway House Agatha Christie’s summer home, some opted for a visit and a ferry ride home.  Having posed for a photo under a most inappropriate sign the main group caught a ferry across the Dart and a steep climb before lunch.

Rolling Devonshire farmland finally gave way to the outskirts of Dartmouth and another steep climb up before an equally steep walk down through the oldest part of Dartmouth.

The evening group meal in The Royal Castle Hotel, proceeded with out a hitch after a ferry closure and thankfully a ferry reopening for two walkers.  The food, wine and beer was enjoyed by all.  I was surprised and delighted to have my dinner paid for and to be presented with a bottle of wine, a card and some cash!

Group photos, composition and photography John W.


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