walks

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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Curious About Exeter

Curious About Exeter - quirky heritage walks for the Curious!

Event Date: 
04/06/2021 - 10:00am to 29/10/2021 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter City Centre, starting Northernhay Gardens, Exeter, EX4 3RY

Have fun (re-)discovering Exeter, spotting things you’ve never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks - a safe, fun and affordable way to enjoy some fresh air. Buy in printed booklet or instant download format (to print at home or use directly on up to three mobile devices) from https://www.curiousabout.co.uk/exeter.html and explore in your own time. Use code: Exeter15 for 15% off all Curious About walks.

Curious About Exeter visits not just the obvious places, but some unusual ones too, with hidden treasures to discover. Suitable for all ages, the...

People wanted from every town and city to help make a new national walking network

During the Spring 2020 lockdown volunteers from across the nation plotted a network of walking routes that connect all of Great Britain’s towns and cities.

Without leaving home over 7,000 ‘Slow Ways’ walking routes were mapped using existing paths, trails and roads. Combined, the routes stretch for 100,000km and lap the equator twice.

The team behind Slow Ways is now looking for people from every town and city in Great Britain to walk and review the routes to make sure they work in practice.

Dan Raven-Ellison started the Slow Ways initiative just before the...

Let's Walk - Devon's biggest workplace walking challenge

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 01/27/2020 - 10:42am

If you are hoping to become more active in 2020, while enjoying some friendly competition at the same time, you can team up with work colleagues and enter a Devon wide walking challenge.

This February’s ‘Let’s Walk’ challenge will encourage employees to get out of the office and raise heart rates a little. If becoming healthier isn’t incentive enough, there are also prizes on offer for those workplaces leading the way in striding out across the county. Individuals can sign up alongside work colleagues and start ‘collecting’ steps! Those who achieve the highest average numbers will...

Borrow Pit walk open for all!

The Borrow Pit pond at Seaton Marshes in now fully accessible for everyone to enjoy. The pond, which can be found at Seaton Marshes local nature reserve offers a peaceful circular walk away from the hustle and bustle of Seaton and is a haven for wildlife.

The site, which is popular with families, was identified as a place requiring accessibility improvements and the Axe Vale and District Conservation Society (AV&DCS), who are the leaseholders of the pond, worked with site managers East Devon District Council countryside team, to put together a funding bid. The work was funded...

App-assisted 60-minute walk launched in Exeter

Authored by jontyh1234
Posted: Thu, 03/29/2018 - 7:33am

A new activity is hitting the streets of Exeter this week with the launch of the Tramble App, a 60-minute walking challenge where you answer 10 questions based on what you see along the route.

There are currently two of the Tramble walks in Exeter with more to follow in the summer.

I went out and did the Exeter Cathedral and Quay Tramble and saw a few parts of hidden Exeter that I have always somehow missed before. There is the House that Moved and a famous literary connection I was dumbfounded by.

If you are the curious type that likes to walk, see things you have...

Improve your health and well-being with a coastal walk

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 05/12/2017 - 8:03am

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, East Devon District Council's Countryside team has put together a walk to lift the mood and encourage people to spend time outdoors and explore the beautiful countryside.

The team helps to maintain the South West Coast Path for walkers to enjoy, in partnership with a number of other organisations and land owners, and countryside ranger, Dave Palmer has developed the three and a half mile walk from Beer Head car park to Branscombe. The walk takes in the spectacular views and stunning scenery along the Jurassic coast.

From Beer Head car...

City Council launches new walks leaflets

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 08/02/2016 - 5:21pm

Exeter City Council has produced three new exciting themed walking trail leaflets for the city.

Fun and informative for all, there are three trails to choose from, the City Wall Trail; the Medieval Trail and the Woollen Trail.

With the help of a talented local illustrator, the history of Exeter has been brought to life with colourful characters from history who guide you along the routes.

Step back 2,000 years to Roman Exeter on the City Wall Trail and discover how the Wall has saved the city on more than one occasion.

Set out on the Medieval Trail and...

Bat Walks at The Donkey Sanctuary this summer

The Donkey Sanctuary invites you to join their Wildlife & Conservation Coordinator on evening strolls to find out about resident bats at the Sanctuary’s headquarters.

During the Bat Walk, you will be taken around the woods, fields and hedges at Slade House Farm and shown how to use a bat detector so that you can listen for different species of bat as they fly and hunt for insects.

The Sanctuary has been working with Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project to improve the habitat for bats on their UK farms. These Bat Walks provide the opportunity to learn more about bats,...

RSPB - Heath and Quarry walks - East Devon Heath Week

Event Date: 
28/07/2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: 
RSPB Aylesbeare Common, Exmouth Road, Aylesbeare, EX5 2JS

Thursday 28 July 10 am-noon or 2 pm-4 pm Price: Free, donations welcomed.

Booking essential A fascinating and rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of this working quarry with Aggregate Industries, Clinton Devon Estates and the RSPB to discover more about these sites and future plans to recreate heathland habitats once quarrying has ceased.

A choice of times: 10 am-12 noon 2 pm-4 pm Booking essential. Click here to bookvia Eventbrite. Meet point: Blackhill Quarry near Woodbury (SY 028 859), meet in the small car park opposite Blackhill Quarry Entrance.

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