11th December - 3rd Walk - Kingston, Wombwell Beach
Met in our usual place outside the Church and left at about 10.45am having made our booking at the Dolphin. Only a small following of five of us and a dog this time. The weather was overcast and windy but looked only a little threatening. Up the hill and first right along the lane to the public footpath signposted on the left across the fields following the signposts down through the woods and down the lane to the beach at Womwell Beach. We carried on over the beach the tide being fairly low, round the point passed the old limekiln and round the corner to re-join the coastal path. Followed the path across the cliffs to the first signpost inland and followed the path over the fields back to The Dolphin for lunch having got here just as the rain came in. Arrived back at the cars about 1.00pm.
Approximate distance 4 miles.
Start & finish
Met in the Plymbridge Car park at 10.30 leaving about 10.45am after the customary photo.. Only 13 if you count the youngster and baby this year which was a poor turnout for a Boxing Day walk, had nearly that last year when condition were really frozen when we skated round. Forgot the three dogs. Set off up the old railway track accessing it by the new platform going northwards. Always easy walking over the river Plym by way of the Cann Viaduct until just before a bridge over the track where we turned right and left over the bridge. Jason and Annette leftus to return back there. We followed the very muddy track up the hill and over the style eventually to meet another track which we then followed.southwards Although this was solid underneath it was still quite muddy. It followed the contour line passed to pond at the bottom of Wrigleys boundary. And on passed on or two paths going downwards. Continued straight on over the footbridge over Plymbridge Lane. Kept following the path passed a small housing estate and a rough track until it turned left going down hill. Continued downhill until it went into the bottom of an old quarry and thence down to the road. Crossed the road and went back across the river and on to the railway and the car park.at about 12.15pm The mulled wine came out and a glass or two was consumed.
Approximately 21/4 miles
26th December (Boxing Day) - 4th Winter Walk - Plymbridge Woods
30th October 2011 - 1st Winter Walk - Norsworthy Bridge, Burrator
Met at Norsworthy Bridge car park at the top end of the Burrator Resorvoir at 10.30am. Eight walkers and a dog turned up. Left the car park ging northwest and took the first righthand stony path north east along the edge of the forest, by-passing the felled logs because of the chewed mud and up towards Nuns Cross and Crazywell Pool. It had been decided to go back the way we had come because the rest of the route originally planned was very boggy and we had recently had more rain. Didn’t fancy bog wading.. Arrived back at the car park about 12 ’clock. Retired to the Oak at Meavy for lunch. 43/4 miles
20th November - 2nd Winter Walk - River Meavy, Clearbrook
Met in the car park just down from ‘The Skylark’. Left at about 11.00 after the customary group photograph. Eight walkers, two dogs. Moved on southwards down the path to the old railway track which we followed through the tunnel, which is lit and tarmaced these days to the old Shaugh Prior station platform. Here we left the track and joined the road towards Shaugh Prior and the bridge over the Plym. Having just got over the river bridge we turned sharp left over the foot bridge which brought us to the River Meavy which we followed its edge closely along the rough path to the Dewerstone Cottage which these days is all closed up.Here we joined the track which took us to Goodameavy where we turned left again and over the river whence we turned right onto the muddy footpath which followed the river to Hoo Meavy. Here we met the road turned left tup the hill back the car park and Clearbrook. Arrived back about 13.30, a bit slow but our leader has lost his pace these days. Lunch was had in ‘The Skylark’ Approximate distance 41/2 miles.
15th January - 5th Winter Walk - Brixton
Met down the estate below the Foxhound as parking in the Pub is tight. Support a bit light this time and had to enrol my daughter and two grandchildren to make up the numbers. Set off sharp at 10,30 down the road towards Steer Point. We took the first left (sorry port)went down the lane. Our leader thought it was the wrong turning so we came back and went on down the Steer Point road. After a while our leader thought the original lane had been correct but having come this far decided to continue on to Steer Point. At Steer Point we turned left down the footpath taking the right hand fork and continued on until the path stopped at the edge of river. Wrong again so we went back to the fork and took the other path (Footpath 30). This continued though the woods beside the river and over an old railway track and onwards through the fields to where the path met a lane by the sewage works. We followed the lane passed some cottages taking the first lane on the left which became the lane we first came down before turning back so the leader had been right. Thence back to the cars and retiring to the pub for lunch. 2hrs.
let us pray
looking over Broad Ooze
looking over Broad Ooze
weary way home
the gang on safari
I apologise for lack of pictures but my computer went toes up and the pictures went with it.
Sorry, due to my computer breakdown no further reports were compiled for 2011-2012. Promise to do better next year.
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