We are a club for reasonably active blokes who enjoy a morning ramble for a few hours followed by a pint or two in an inviting hostelry.
We walk fortnightly during the second and fourth week of each month usually on a Thursday.
Please meet at 09.00 am (unless stated otherwise) in the Parish Hall car park in West Down where we can share transport.
If you would like to join us and for more information please contact Ian Rothwell on 01271 871018 or Tony Stafford on 07866 804788
Walking Club Members
David Maidment – 01271 864349 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Philipson – 01271 865480 – email@example.com
Ian Rothwell – 01271 871018 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger Parry – 01271 855678 – email@example.com
Tony Stafford – 07866 804788 – firstname.lastname@example.org
David Pepper – 01271 372413 – email@example.com
Ashley Daly – 01271 814988- firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Scholes – 01271 865382 – email@example.com
1.4.2021 – West Down via Little Comfort/ Halsinger/ Heddon Mills/ Foxhunters
Lovely day for the first walk after the latest lockdown….socially distanced of course (2 metres spacing at arms length).
4.1.2020 – Fremington Quay to Instow
Weather was good but very breezy….and a visit to the Boatyard in Instow for a pint and some grub capped a pleasant walk.
23.1.2020 – Baggy Point
Spot the difference!
First walk of 2020 – circular walk starting at Croyde taking in the fabulous views around Baggy Point.
20.6.2019 – Greater Hangman and Combe Martin
Great day for walking up the Greater Hangman which is the highest point on the South West Coastal Path at 1043ft above sea level with cliff face of 800ft which is the highest in England. It’s a fair old slog to get up there but worth the effort with the spectacular views on hand.
28.3.2019 – Watersmeet
Too early in the season to encounter Countisbury Hill so a leisurely walk from Lynmouth to Ash Bridge was well received on a sunny (but cool) day
14.3.2019 – Hunters Inn to Woody Bay
After some wet weather the waterfall at Woody Bay was in full flow
A great walk today – if great means that tortuous final climb up from Horner Water!!
As I said to my Aussie friends ……. UK 6 ….. Australia 0
Chittlehampton, Pitt Wood and Umberleigh
…..into the fairy woods.
Monkleigh, Tarka Trail and Frithelstock
Clifton – East Down – Bugford
North Pole….here we come
David Pepper tying Eric up in knots in the Pyne Arms
Pop-Up Walk – Lee
… and guess who’s Compo !!!
Hawkridge and Anstey Common
“One boot Eric – muddied and bloodied” – “Roger, Eric, Ian and Chris … the long hard road”
Paul, being an old Briton, holds the Caractacus Stone on the top of Winsford Hill whilst we munch our flapjacks.
Wills Neck and Triscombe Combe
Blue skies made for a spectacular walk on the Quantocks. These Hill ponies were very friendly…possibly because Eric had some tasty morsels to share with them!!
Arlington Court and Loxhore
Roger was torn between his jug of gravy and a pint of Exmoor at the Pyne Arms, East Down….the pint didn’t stand a chance!!
Many thanks to Chris and Mandy for arranging a great day at Lundy….their enthusiasm and guided tours made up for some rather drab cold weather…and we all got to see the Puffins!!!
Dolton and Cherbeer
Lovely day for a walk … and a special occasion as Eric had TWO pints!!
Hurlstone and Selworthy Beacon
Passing some Exmoor ponies near Selworthy Beacon
Hunters Inn and Cherryford Hill via Woody Bay and Martinhoe Common
Another great walk on a very sunny day. The waterfall at Woody Bay was in full flow due to some pretty poor weather in the days leading up to the walk.
Woolacombe to Putsborough returning via Woolacombe Down
Baggy Point and Saunton Down
……… “smilers” !!
Chumleigh and Eggesford Forest
Club members considering whether this mode of transport will get them to the pub sooner…the only problem is the Red Lion doesn’t have a landing pad!!
Dunster Park and Withycombe Hill
Another lovely walk and the Somerset weather didn’t disappoint.
Dunster Castle in the background
Bampton and Morpeth
And our intrepid leader Tony quotes……”Chaps – lovely walk – thank you for the support, criticism, banter and beer!!”
Withypool and Tarr Steps
Happy walkers by the River Barle
Hunters Inn and Woody Bay
Best of the year so far!! – first walk of the season – after some very poor weather we struck a piece of gold in the sky….this was Devon at it’s best!!
Slade and Borough Valley Walk –
“…..walking is Man’s best medicine…..”
Sheepwash Walk – A good 6 mile walk around the village of Sheepwash with David contemplating his next house move!
Valley of the Rocks Walk – Fabulous weather today for our walk along the Valley of the Rocks – here above Lee Abbey.
Exford and Room Hill Walk – Lyncombe Hill – Flapjack time for Smiler, Truly and Foggy on a lovely Friday morning. Special thanks to Compo for his fine photographic skills.
Lundy – a lunch break by Gannets’ Rock during a great trip to Lundy Island last Thursday
Buck Mills – Eric looking a little sweaty half way through our circular walk from Parkham via Buck’s Mills
DaveWellings – Dave persuading Eric to have a dip
SkinnyDip – Eric and Dave getting very cold
DunkeryBeacon – Mike Lehan (from Australia), Eric, Tony and Ian reaching the heights on a beautiful September day
CountisburyHill – a beautiful 8 mile walk ending on the Coast path looking towards Lynton
Slim v Tubby – David and Tony sporting their physiques!!
Coddenhill – David, Ian and Eric munching Pippa Stafford’s fantastic flapjacks on Codden Hill