A Total of 18 walkers turned out for this walk. Fortunately the weather proved to be kind with a reasonable amount of sunshine.
We started from Chudleigh Town Hall. The walk was predominantly rural, passing through Trusham an attractive and reasonably unspoilt village. Much of our route to Trusham was along quiet narrow roads via Rattycombe Farm.
Coffee was at the side of a country lane.
The final mile or so was along footpaths and we walked through some woods towards Trusham.
Lunch was taken in the grounds of Trusham Parish Church.
Our return route South was via the ” Ruggadon Nature Reserve ” Farley Hill, a steady descent to the banks of the River Teign and finally along a network of field paths via “Northwood”. We recrossed the Devon Expressway to finally arrive back at Chudleigh Town Hall. Distance Covered 6.5 miles approx.
The Village Of Trusham :
Trusham is on the western Side of the Haldon Hills. The Church of Saint Michael is a Listed Building. It is an ancient building of stone in the Early English and Perpendicular Styles with traces of Norman work. The village has connections with Charles Causlely CBE FRSL,a Cornish poet Schoolmaster and writer. Causlely was much in demand at poetry readings in the United Kingdom and worldwide. He also made many television and radio appearances over the post war period particularly for the BBC in the West Country and was a presenter for the radio four series “Poetry Please”
Finally,most of us stopped for teas and coffees at Harveys’, a traditional cafe close to the town centre.