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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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,...
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.