Walks Programme

Torbay Rambling Club Walks Programme

All members are reminded that they walk at their own risk, and are advised to follow the Club’s Safe Walking Code

For information about our system of walks gradings click Walks Gradings

DateWed 6th Mar
WalkSeafront Preston to Goodrington and return
Distance / Grade4.5m / Moderate
StartHollicombe Park Entrance Gate, 11:00am
Walk Leader / ContactRia L / riastarship@gmail.com
NotesSteep in parts. A leisurely pace
DateWed 13th Mar
WalkTotnes to Staverton circular
Distance / Grade7m / Moderate
StartOpposite Seven Stars Hotel, Totnes, 11:00am
Walk Leader / ContactPeter H / 07816 446022
NotesExtra care needed
DateWed 20th Mar
WalkLupton to Brixham via Churston and coast path linear
Distance / Grade5m / Moderate
StartLupton bus stop, 11:00am
Walk Leader / ContactTeresa A / 07751 963133
NotesSmall amount of road walking, ups and downs. Take extra care
DateWed 27th Mar
WalkAround Dartington Estate
Distance / Grade4.5m / Moderate
StartDartington Cider Press, 11:00am
Walk Leader / ContactClaire S / 07751 670591
NotesToilet and cafe
DateWed 3rd Apr
WalkOldway Mansions, Sandringham Gardens, Valley woods, Occombe Farm
Distance / Grade5m / Moderate
StartOldway Mansions Cafe 11:00am
Walk Leader / ContactRia L / riastarship@gmail.com
NotesLeisurely pace, steep in parts
DateWed 10th Apr
WalkNewton Abbot, Milber Woods, Haccombe, Coffinswell.
Distance / Grade6m / Moderate
StartSainsbury’s bus stop, Penn Inn, Newton Abbot, 11:00am
Walk Leader / ContactHelen U / 07973 671134
NotesOne steep climb
DateWed 17th Apr
WalkBlackawton Circular
Distance / Grade7m / Moderate
StartParking in Village Centre, TQ9 7BG, 10:30am
Walk Leader / ContactPaul H / 07436 429187
NotesQuintessential South Hams
DateWed 24th Apr
WalkScadson Woods, Torre Abbey, Water Meadows.
Distance / Grade5.5m / Moderate
StartHollicombe Park entrance, Preston, 11:00am
Walk Leader / ContactSylvia C / 01803 556755 / 07359 271476
NotesWoods and road - take extra care
DateWed 1st May
WalkBovey Tracey bluebell walk
Distance / Grade6.5m / Moderate
StartStation Road Car Park, Bovey Tracey, 11.00am
Walk Leader / ContactHelen U / 07973 671134
NotesSteep climb possible depending on route
DateWed 8th May
WalkKingskerswell, Coffinswell, Haccombe and Daccombe Mill
Distance / Grade8m / Moderate
StartKingskerswell Car Park, SX880667, 11.00am
Walk Leader / ContactChris H / 07944 731976
NotesCar park, fee paying
DateWed 15th May
WalkDartmouth Castle, Little Dartmouth, return SWCP.
Distance / Grade8m / Moderate
StartKingswear Banjo, 11:00am
Walk Leader / ContactJacqui & Ken B / 07889 562677
NotesUndulating, some steep hills, poles advisable. Ferry fare £2 each way
DateWed 22nd May
WalkHolne, River Dart, Sharrah Pool, Bench Tor, Vennford Reservoir circular
Distance / Grade7.5m / Harder
StartParking Holne Village, TQ13 7ST, 10:30am
Walk Leader / ContactPaul H / 07436 429187
NotesOne very steep climb from Sharrah Pool. Pub and cafe at Holne
DateWed 29th May
WalkBrixham, Mansands, St Marys Bay, Berry Head, Brixham harbour
Distance / Grade8m / Harder
StartMonksbridge, Brixham behind Toll house, 11:00am
Walk Leader / ContactPeter H / 07816 446022
NotesA couple of steep hills and steps
DateSat 2nd Mar
WalkBroadsands to Churston and return via Grove Woods and coast path
Distance / Grade4.5m / Moderate
StartJunction A379 Dartmouth Rd and Broadsands Park Rd near Cherrybrook Drive bus stop, 10:30am
Walk Leader / ContactMaureen C / 07741 201591
NotesParking available in Broadsands Park Rd and Blue Waters Drive. Walk will finish at Broadsands Beach for lunch but can be extended to Goodrington (plus 1.6m) or Paignton (plus 3m). Some muddy paths.
DateSat 9th Mar
WalkCornwall excursion. Plymouth to Cawsand and Kingsand via Mount Edgecombe.
Distance / Grade6m / Moderate
StartPaignton bus station for the 9:30am, Gold bus to Plymouth or outside the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, 11:00am
Walk Leader / ContactPaul S / 07826 450488
NotesWalk to Cremyll ferry (fare £2.50) return by bus to Plymouth via Torpoint ferry. Some muddy paths, ascents and descents. This walk passes through the National collection of camellias at Mount Edgecombe
DateSat 16th Mar
WalkHowards birthday walk. A circular walk from Teignmouth to Shaldon
Distance / Grade6m / Moderate
StartTeignmouth pier, 10:30am
Walk Leader / ContactHoward B / 07462 794442
NotesExpect some muddy paths and ascents and descents. Fine views overlooking Shaldon. Please note there are no trains running on this date owing to a signal upgrade on the line. The no 22 bus leaves Paignton bus station at 09.08 and at 09.40 from the new stop just up from the bottom of Torwood St, Torquay.
DateSat 23rd Mar
WalkCalstock station to Cothele quayside passing through Cothele estate and daffodil fields. The route follows the course of the River Tamar which is an AONB
Distance / Grade4.5m / Moderate
StartPaignton railway station for the 08.36 train to Newton Abbot. Change at Newton Abbot for Plymouth and Calstock, or 09.17 train from Totnes
Walk Leader / ContactPaul S / 07826 450488
NotesA lovely walk in the beautiful Tamar Valley with one steep ascent. Return train from Calstock 15.26, arrives Paignton at 17.35.

Full details can be found in the attached flyer.
DateSat 30th Mar
WalkTeignmouth to Dawlish town centre via inland route and return via the coast path
Distance / Grade7.5m / Moderate
StartTeignmouth railway station south side entrance, 10:30am
Walk Leader / ContactChris P / 07387 433675
NotesInland route to Dawlish via Oakhill Cross and Allerhill and return via coast path. Expect some ascents and descents. The coast path can be muddy at times
DateSat 6th Apr
WalkTweenaway Cross to Preston bus shelter via Westerland Valley and Occombe woods linear
Distance / Grade5.5m / Moderate
StartMeet at Tweenaway Cross (bus stop after the cross roads), 11:00am
Walk Leader / ContactWanda H / 07964 012150
NotesExpect some ascents and descents and possible muddy paths. This is s a linear walk
DateSat 13th Apr
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DateSat 20th Apr
WalkTotnes mystery walk plus optional visit to Totnes Castle
Distance / Grade4m / Moderate
StartOpposite Seven Stars Hotel, Totnes, 10:30am
Walk Leader / ContactPeter H / 07816 446022
NotesAn interesting walk with some steps and hills. Entry to Totnes Castle (optional) is around £6.20 for seniors
DateSat 27th Apr
WalkKingskerswell to Newton Abbot via Abbotskerswell and Wolborough. Return by bus
Distance / Grade5.1m / Easy
StartKingskerswell library, 10:30am
Walk Leader / ContactChris P / 07387 433675
NotesSome road walking and tracks
DateSat 4th May
WalkNewton Abbot to Stover country park and return
Distance / Grade8m / Easy
StartNewton Abbot bus station, 10:30am
Walk Leader / ContactRod W / 07880 723968
NotesA level walk along the Stover canal and woodland tracks, which can be muddy at times.
DateSat 11th May
WalkNewton Abbot, West Ogwell, Denbury, East Ogwell and return.
Distance / Grade8m / Moderate
StartAsda supermarket, Newton Abbot, 10:30am
Walk Leader / ContactHelen U / 07973 671134
NotesSome ascents and descents and muddy paths. Possible flooding on one path.
DateSat 18th May
WalkTotnes, Flete Mill, Berry Pomeroy village and return
Distance / Grade5m / Moderate
StartMeet Paignton Bus Station for 10:00am Gold Bus to Totnes and alight at junction Bridgetown Hill, Jubilee Rd and Blackpost Lane (top of the hill into Totnes) or meet at this spot at 10:30am
Walk Leader / ContactSylvia C / 01803 556755 / 07359 271476
NotesSome ascents and descents and a busy road to cross
DateSat 25th May
WalkKingskerswell, Kerswell Downs, Bickley Mill, Stoneycombe Quarry, North Whilborough and return
Distance / Grade8.5m / Moderate
StartPay car park Kingskerswell village centre, TQ12 5HT, 10:30am
Walk Leader / ContactPaul H / 07436 429187
NotesSome ascents and descents and possible muddy paths
DateSun 3rd Mar
WalkBrixham, Furzeham, Brixham Harbour and Berry Head.
Distance / Grade8m / Easy
StartEither at Langley Avenue Brixham at 10:00am or Brixham Bus Station at 10:15am
Walk Leader / ContactChristine H / 07421 767654
NotesSWCP various steps to go up and down. Excellent views from Berry Head..
DateSun 10th Mar
WalkLinear Walk from Totnes to Torbay: Summerhill Wood, Berry Pomeroy Castle, Hopper Wood, Marldon, Occombe.
Distance / Grade9m / Moderate
StartUse the Gold Bus to Totnes to arrive at the Seven Stars Totnes for a 10:30am start.
Walk Leader / ContactAdam S / 07840 094448
NotesPath wet over stream after Berry Pomeroy Castle. Field paths and lanes. Route is via Cockington Court.
DateSun 17th Mar
WalkDart Trail, Noss Marina Woods to Kingswear and Higher Ferry, along SWCP, up to Little Dartmouth. Return via Higher ferry to car park
Distance / Grade10m / Moderate
StartThere is no car share. Meet at start, Noss Marina CP, Dart Trail Car Park, 10:30am
Walk Leader / ContactHeather & Martin S / 07989 629079
NotesFerry £1.00 each way, payment card only. Poles advised. Some steep ascents and descents. Could be muddy and slippery
DateSun 24th Mar
WalkLinear walk from Babbacombe to Maidencombe and onward to Shaldon. Return by service bus to Babbacombe
Distance / Grade8m / Moderate
Start10:00am at the walk leader's house, 64 St Anne's Road, Torquay, TQ1 3NX.
Walk Leader / ContactKay S / 07799 295054
NotesChallenging walk in places on SWCP. Usual Sunday walk on offer to members. Same day as club Easter lunch at Riviera Hotel, Torquay
DateSun 31st Mar
WalkWatcombe, Great Hill, Higher Rocombe, Stokeinteignhead, Beacon Hill. Coast path on return.
Distance / Grade9m / Harder
StartStart 09:30am Osborne Street, Newton Abbot for car share, or Watcombe Beach CP, 10:00am
Walk Leader / ContactPaul H / 07436 429187
NotesChallenging walk. Plenty of steps to walk up and down. Walking poles advised.
DateSun 7th Apr
WalkPaignton to Berry Head return. In the afternoon inland route.
Distance / Grade12m / Moderate
StartPaignton Harbour. 10:00am
Walk Leader / ContactJohn L / 07884 961015
NotesWalking poles recommended
DateSun 14th Apr
WalkHound Tor Widecombe Grimspound. return via Bone Hill.
Distance / Grade11m / Harder
StartCar share at Osborne Street Newton Abbot, 09:15am. Start of walk Hound Tor car park,10:00am.
Walk Leader / ContactJohn N / 07738 419849
NotesBring spare clothing. Walking poles, advised.
DateSun 21st Apr
WalkNew Bridge by the River Dart, Sharrah Pool, Bench Tor, Dartmeet, Sharp Tor
Distance / Grade10m / Harder
StartMeet lift share at Osborne Street, Newton Abbot, 9:15am.Otherwise at start of walk, New Bridge car park, 10:00am
Walk Leader / ContactPaul H / 07436 429187
NotesChallenging walk with steep hills. Warm clothing as moorland walking.
DateSun 28th Apr
WalkHaytor Vale, Hound Tor, Bone Hill, Rippon Tor and Hay Tor
Distance / Grade9m / Moderate
StartCar share at Osborne Street car park, Newton Abbot, 09:15am or 10:00am from car park near Haytor Vale, SX770778. At Haytor Vale take a sharp right and the car park can be found 200 metres away
Walk Leader / ContactRichard W / 07933 233768
NotesMoorland walking with descents and ascents. Bring warm clothing for Dartmoor.
DateSun 5th May
WalkKingsbridge, walk lanes and paths to Frogmore, Frogmore Creek, part of the Kingsbridge Estuary.
Distance / Grade7.5m / Moderate
StartLift share, Babbage Road, Totnes, 09:30am.Start of walk at Washabrook Lane, TQ7 1RS, 10:00am
Walk Leader / ContactJohn L / 07884 961015
NotesMuddy in places. Hills on the route. Could well be muddy.
DateSun 12th May
WalkCastle Drogo, Drewsteignton, West Ford Farm, Crockernwell. Walk above the Teign valley.
Distance / Grade11m / Moderate
StartFor car share, Babbage Road, Totnes, 09:00am. Meet at start, Castle Drogo, EX6 6PB, 10:00am at Castle Drogo. car park, fee paying. Bring cash card and NT membership card
Walk Leader / ContactAdam S / 07840 094448
NotesDenise will assist the leader on the day. Could be walking over damp fields.
DateSun 19th May
WalkChurston Library, Galmpton, Greenway, Lupton, Churston, Broadsands and return to Churston.
Distance / Grade9m / Moderate
StartMeet outside Churston Library at 10.00am. Public transport available on Brixham Road Churston.
Walk Leader / ContactChristine H / 07421 767654
NotesField walking
DateSun 26th May
WalkLoddiswell Blackdown Rings and the Avon Valley.
Distance / Grade9m / Moderate
StartCar share at Babbage Road Totnes at 09:15am. Alternatively, meet at the South Brent Road car park in Loddiswell for 10:00am.
Walk Leader / ContactPaul H / 07436 429187
NotesPart of this walk follows the disused railway along Avon valley.