Walking is not only an excellent form of exercise for all ages, its can also be a very social activity. As well as individual routes using our local footpaths and lanes, there are local groups that organise group walks for all abilities. See below for details.
Although we are not blessed in Thornbury Hamlets with many public footpaths that easily join up into circular walks, there are some pleasant walks around the paths and lanes of the Hamlets. You can find the details by following the links below:
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We are also aiming to create a small book of walks, suitable for visitors and holidaymakers. If you have a favourite walk, please let us know: it could be local to the Hamlets, or maybe a little further away, but within easy reach. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details, and we will credit you !
Six of the local Parishes have got together to set up a programme of monthly walks in their areas. The original idea was check the paths for problems, such as broken stiles and vegetation that needed cutting back, and which could them be remedied. As most paths are now usable the walks have developed into a more sociable affair although still with a lookout for problems. Anybody is welcome to come along to these walks which are on the second Monday of each month, from February through to November. All walks start at 10.00am and aim to finish by noon. Please bear in mind that some of the paths will be wet and muddy, and can be over rough ground, so suitable footwear should be considered.
For further information please contact Evelyn Sharman (01409 259848).
Holsworthy Walk and Talk
Holsworthy Walk & Talk is part of the national “Walking For Health” initiative, and offers a wide range of walks in the Holsworthy area. The routes are carefully chosen and risk-assessed to ensure that walkers have a choice or routes matching their ability and level of fitness. The varied routes give walkers the chance to visit many parts of the local area.
Level 2 & 3 Walks every Friday starting at 10.30am, around the Holsworthy area.
Level 1 walk is offered each Monday at 10.30am, in Stanhope Park, Holsworthy.
There are about 20 different routes which are used for the Friday walks. Some are only suitable for use during the dry summer months whilst others can be used all year round. The walk programme is produced every 3 months by the committee made up of Walk Leaders. Every effort is made to keep to the printed programme unless weather conditions make the chosen route unsuitable. An alternative route is then substituted.
You can find more details and dates of all of these walks on their website here
Devon County Council also have a large number of walks for all ages and abilities
– you can find them at their Explore Devon website