Our next walk is: 4th June 2017 See our Facebook page (Cheriton Bishop Walking GroupǀFacebook) for details.
If you would like any further information or would like to be on the group mailing list, please contact Jon Whitehead 01647 281454 or Dennis Milton 01647 272844. At present we meet at 10.00 am at the YFC Building car park on the first Sunday in each month.
Below is some background information from Jane Hancock, one of our founding members, but if you’d like to see some more recent photos and information about the walks we’ve been doing then go to our Facebook page.
“We set up the walking group in January 2014 and I am delighted to say that we have kept up the momentum. Our regular walking day was originally established as the third Sunday in the month, meeting at 1.30pm for a 1.45pm departure sharing cars where possible. We have no designated leader of the walking group. It works because members come up with ideas of where we should go. This way all of us have experienced walks which may well have been unfamiliar to us. We try to go somewhere where we can do a circular walk and always end up at a café, pub or on several occasions at the Spalding Hall, or occasionally supping from the back of a car! for a drink and a chat. Over past years we have walked from the village for a summer walk and at Meldon, Belstone, Sticklepath, along the Teign, Tedburn, Mardon, Chagford and Crockernwell. We have been very fortunate as generally we have escaped bad weather and often managed to walk between showers. The first walk we took was at Fingle Bridge. 37 people came that time and we have never quite attained those dizzy heights again. However there are often 14 or 15 people who come along and we welcome all-comers and encourage children (we’d love to see more of them) and dogs to join us too. Our walks are usually 3-4 miles in length for around an hour and a half –ish. Wherever possible we have alternative routes so people can decide how they feel on the day. We don’t do ‘yomps’, so if you are thinking about giving the group a try, please do. We use the Ordnance Survey GetaMap resource to plot the walks which can then be used again. The walking group is a great way to explore areas you may not know, or perhaps see them in a different light. Personally I have walked in places I thought I knew and found bits I’d never noticed. I’ve made the acquaintance of people who also enjoy the countryside and walking and had the opportunity to chat and have a laugh while pursuing a healthy outdoor activity. It’s a win-win for me! I have included a number of photos taken on recent walks. I haven’t always remembered to take the camera, so it’s not completely representational of our walks. I am hopeful that we will begin an archive of pictures and routes on the Walking Group files of the website which will be available for anyone to dip into and use as a resource for the walks in the area.”
Here are details of some of our past walks: