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Latest consultation launched on Heavitree and Whipton streets

A second round of consultation has been launched on changes to streets in the Heavitree and Whipton areas of Exeter.

More than 570 people took part in the initial consultation last year. This raised a number of key issues including the need for priority to be given to walking and cycling and to reduce the impact of vehicle traffic on a number of residential roads, including Ladysmith Road, Hamlin Lane, Sweetbrier Lane and Thornpark Rise. There were also calls for measures to improve safety on the roundabout at Sweetbrier Lane and Whipton Lane, as well as requests for electric...

Step up and support Exeter Dementia Action Alliance during World Alzheimer’s Month 2021 and beyond 

If the thought of undertaking a marathon sounds too much effort, how about spreading the distance across 12 months, or tackling something gentler like having a picnic on the route - and still being able to receive a medal for your efforts.

These are the options being offered by the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance as part of its new Complete Cosy and Comfier Cosy challenges.

Working with events management company Results Base, the Alliance is hoping to encourage more people out on to the Exeter Cosy Routes it created last year to mark World Alzheimer's Month.

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Cancer research

Exeter couple take on walk in memory of their parents

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/28/2021 - 10:38am

TWO actors whose parents died from cancer have decided to put on their walking boots and support Cancer Research UK’s latest fundraising campaign.

Josie Kemp and Lauren Soley, both 26, are supporting Walk All Over in March to support the charity’s life-saving research. The charity is encouraging people to get sponsored to walk 10,000 steps every day.

The couple though are determined to walk 100 miles of the Jurassic Coast in March and go that extra to make a difference. Lauren and Josie have been together almost 4 years and met as actors in Les Misérables in The West End...

Health worker prepares to Walk All Over Cancer

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 03/02/2020 - 10:21am

Dog lover, Debs Jones is used to getting in her daily steps as part of her job involves meeting GPs and NHS teams every day.

The Devon & Somerset health professional facilitator is part of a Cancer Research UK team, whose role is to support cancer prevention, doctors referrals, and promote healthy lifestyles in the county and the south west.

She is supporting Cancer Research UK’s ‘Walk All Over Cancer’ campaign which asks people to walk 10,000 steps a day, every day in March, and raise money for the charity’s life-saving research.

Debs, from South Molton,...

Curious About Exeter - quirky heritage walks for the Curious!

Event Date: 
10/01/2020 - 10:30am to 31/12/2020 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter City Centre, Starting from: Northenhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RY

Have fun discovering Exeter with two, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Exeter a fascinating place to explore!

With detailed directions, maps, clues, and interesting snippets about the history of Exeter and the people that have shaped it, whether you’...

Di and Sammi Rosser on the Twilight Walk

Hospiscare's Twilight Walk: Di & Sammi Rosser's Story

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:20am

In 2016, Di & Sammi Rosser took part in the Twilight Walk simply because it sounded like a fun event and they felt that Hospiscare was a charity worth supporting. They could never have imagined two years later they would be walking in memory, having placed a photo of their much loved husband and dad Jeff on their memory star and displaying it, with so many others, within the special memory tent at The Maer, Exmouth.

“Behind our smiles and excitement about taking part in last year’s Twilight Walk is a terrible sadness and grief at the loss of a loving husband and dad to cancer...

Men's Walk participants in Hospiscare t-shirts enjoy a pizza en route

Hospiscare Men’s Walk raises £67,000 with money still rolling in!

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 2:27pm

Instead of snow, it was high winds and rain that tested the ever growing band of men who took part in Hospiscare ’s Men’s Walk this year. Just under 1000 resilient men signed up for the challenge, making it Hospiscare’s most successful Men’s Walk to date.

The weather conditions were again challenging but spirits were high as the walkers set off from the Double Locks pub. Along the route they were buoyed by an amazing team of dedicate volunteers offering support and encouragement. Live entertainment and free pizza was provided at The Waterfront , before returning to the Double Locks...

Nick Baron, Store Manager, Taunton Leisure - Exeter

Call for climbers to help ‘climb and clean’ Chudleigh Rocks

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Thu, 01/17/2019 - 6:01am

PEOPLE who use a popular beauty spot near Exeter for outdoor pursuits and activities are being urged this month (January 27, 2019) to get involved with a litter picking and tidying-up event on-site.

Walkers, hikers and climbers of all ages who enjoy Chudleigh Rocks (south side) are invited to join in with the voluntary clean-up event on Sunday, January 27 from 10am until 4pm.

Keen climber Nick Baron, who is Store Manager at Taunton Leisure – Exeter on Fore Street in the city, is organising the litter pick. He explained: “Everyone is welcome to come along and help out with...

Curious About Exeter

Event Date: 
01/01/2019 - 10:00am to 31/12/2019 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter City Centre, starting from Northenhay Gardens

Explore, Discover & Enjoy Exeter with Curious About Exeter

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Exeter a fascinating place to explore!

You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Exeter and the people that have shaped...

Bloodwise Exeter Walk

Event Date: 
16/09/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Quay

Join us for a beautiful walk along the Exe Estuary Trail

This sponsored walk leaves Exeter Quay and partially follows the River Exe out to the coast where you can finish at Starcross or continue onwards to Dawlish.

The walk is fairly flat making it ideal for families and a range of abilities.

As the walk is along some of the River Exe, there are various train stations en route so if you feel that you want to shorten the walk then you can do, or you can continue to Dawlish.

There will be a lunch stop at Starcross, where you can stop for a rest and some...

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