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Guildford Ramblers Explore Exmoor

Published on: 6 Jun, 2021
Updated on: 5 Jun, 2021

Guildford Ramblers at the summit of Dunkery Beacon on Exmoor, Devon.

More than 40 members of Guildford Ramblers took advantage of the lifting of lockdown restrictions at the end of May to enjoy a group walking holiday on Exmoor.

The three days of walking included a trek to the summit of Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor at 519 metres (1,700 feet) on a beautiful clear, sunny day with stunning views north across the Severn Estuary to the Brecon Beacons and South to Dartmoor.

Other members walked the picturesque Lorna Doone Valley, completed a challenging 11-mile walk from heather-covered moorland on Exmoor down to the coast at Porlock Weir and back again in wet and windy conditions, climbed Selworth Beacon and walked the nature reserve at Hawkcombe Woods near Porlock.

Lynne Davies, who chairs Guildford Ramblers, said: “After a winter of lockdown it was good to get away and have the opportunity to walk in different countryside to that which we are familiar with around Guildford.

“Despite some heavy showers and high winds, we all came back refreshed and reinvigorated and are looking forward to our regular local walks in the Surrey Hills and Wey Valley this summer.”

Full details of Guildford Ramblers walks programme can be found at www.guildfordramblers.org.uk.

To find out about joining the Ramblers simply Google ‘How do I join the Ramblers’.

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