30 June 2018
Bobs Viewranger starter guide now available to download.
4 June 2018
Charges for parking at four of Dartmoor National Parks car parks starts today. More information here.
10 May 2018
Brochure for May 2019 group holiday now available. Booking form on Holiday section.
9 May 2018
Colin Piper has issued an invitation to South Devon Rambler to join them on the second section of the Two Moors Way. Janice and Tessa did the first leg. It was very well organised and there are a number of versions. See poster for more details.
30 April 2018
13 April 2018
Representatives from Brixham Bay Walks (part of Walking for Health which helps people to lead more active lifestyles), addressed this weeks committee meeting. Their flyer can be downloaded here
11 March 2018
Devon Area leaflet available to download here.
10 March 2018
Socials and day trips updated.
11 February 2018
Link to national Ramblers Walk Leader Checklist added to our How to lead a walk page.
25 January 2018
New detailed route descriptions added to our John Musgrave Heritage Trail page.
5 January 2018
Problems getting to the start of a walk? Using a postcode? Beware of its limitations. See our advice on our Guidance for Walkers page (point 10).
20 December 2017
2017 Impact Report now available
30 November 2017
Seventeen years ago today an Act was passed that revolutionised access to the countryside in England and Wales – the Countryside and Rights of Way Act. Now we can walk on much of our mountains, moors, down, heath and common land. But few people know about their access rights and knowing where they can and can’t walk. The Ramblers have produced a guide to open access land.
15 November 2017
The Future of Access - take the Rambers survey
4 November 2017
Central Office has sent us a draft consultation document relating to the shared use of footpaths. Members are invited to add their comments and these should be submitted by the 27 November 2017.
The consultation document: Shared use of footpaths with cyclists Draft advice note for consultation October 2017
11 October 2017
20 September 2017 - Britains favourite walks
ITV will be celebrating Britains Favourite 100 Walks in Spring 2018 and want your say on the nations best loved trails!
Get voting and have your say by midnight on Sunday 23rd September!
Complete the survey here.
8 August 2017 - Devon Area Photographic Competition
All you budding photographers out there, fancy your picture in print then why not enter the Area competition. Closing date is 31 October 2017. Terms and conditions apply.
28 July 2017 - Welcome to our new website
Our new website is clearer with a more up to date look and feel. Pages have been rationalised to make navigation easier and more intuitive.
Our most popular pages remain within easy reach. The most popular is the gallery and is just one click away from our homepage.
Our gallery page is now fed by our Flickr Group.
11 July 2017 - Two Moors Way
There is now a website for the Two Moors Way www.twomoorsway.org
The link appears on our LINKS page
HEALTH and SAFETY ISSUE
The committee have responded to suggestions that it is deemed advisable for members to carry essential information when walking. Fortunately instances of a rambler having an accident or falling ill are very rare and we are well versed in how to contact emergency services. However, essential medical information would also be helpful in these cases and it would also be good to know who to call and have this information readily to hand.
A simple information sheet is now available and being given out by Val. We have also sourced an A6 size clear plastic pocket to hold the sheet and keep it dry. The information you provide is seen only in an emergency by those who are at the scene.
There is no cost to members, nor is it in any way compulsory but we all feel this is a very sensible precaution to take.
Any further info from any member of the committee.
Walks Partnership: www.thewalkingpartnership.org.uk.
South Devon Ramblers has recently joined The Walking Partnership. This new partnership, supported by Ramblers Walking Holidays, provides direct financial contributions to our group to help with organising group walks, encouraging people to get out walking, helping to clear and improve footpaths, providing equipment to help walkers etc. Over the past 65 years, Ramblers Walking Holidays has given many millions of pounds to assist walking charities and conservation projects in Britain and the countries they visit on their worldwide holidays. Now our group can benefit directly.
Ramblers Walking Holidays operate group walking holidays in the UK and all around the world. Each holiday is accompanied by a qualified walks leader, so you can leave all the organising to them and just enjoy meeting like minded people and of course, some fantastic walking. Holidays are graded in terms of difficulty, and there is a full range from sightseeing right up to hut-to-hut mountain treks. Take a look at their website on www.ramblersholidays.co.uk or give them a call on 01707 33113
Remember when you book to quote the name of our group, and we will then receive a contribution of £10 per person on UK holidays, £20 per person on short haul holidays, and £30 per person on long haul holidays. This extra funding could really make a difference to us!