News

13 December 2018

Dartmoor National Parks Authority news item on the new clapper bridge.


7 December 2018

The long awaited clapper bridge over the Western Wella Brook has now been installed.
It is funded by Totnes and South Devon Ramblers in collaboration with Dartmoor National Park Authority.
A brass plaque has been made and it is planned to fix it in place on Monday December 10th at 11.00 am.
If you can make it then you are welcome to join us. We plan to meet at Shipley Bridge at 10.00 am.
If either the date or time change then an update will be posted on the website and Facebook


20 November 2018

With the appointment of Eric Evans as the new Chairman there is a need for a member to take on the role of Walks Co-ordinator. Ideally the person should have some IT skills but several members of the committee are able to support a newcomer and the responsibilites are not onerous! An eye for detail is key.

Please speak to a member of the committee if you can help. While the committee are able to cover this job as well as all their other jobs in the short term, it is too much to ask people to keep doubling up! _________________________________________________________________________________________________

15 November 2018

Dartmoor National Parks Authority are writing their next Management Plan. Their current one ends in 2014. Take their survey here.


12 November 2018

Minutes of 2018 AGM and presentation of survey results now available.


16 October 2018

Details of the ramble covering the 5th section of the Coleridge Way now available here.


13 October 2018

Dartmoor National Parks Authority public consultation period for the draft Local Plan.


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. 


30 April 2018

View the Ramblers privacy policy.


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.



7 January 2017

Details of Coleridge Way event now available here.


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



11 October 2017

New upcoming events


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.


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.

We hope all visitors find our new website informative and enjoyable.


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!