“Pop goes the Weasel”
Start: Newton Poppleford Recreation Ground CP (OS 115, SY 088 899) 5.5 or 8 miles, up to 4.5 hours.
Bus Option: 157 from Budleigh Salterton Public Hall (10.00) to Newton Pop Back Lane Stop(10.27) for 10.35 start.
This walk circumnavigates Newton Poppleford on river banks, footpaths green lanes and quiet roads. We start out on the East Devon Way by Hartford footbridge and climb gradually to Joney’s Cross before descending to Stoneyford and along Naps Lane with rapidly increasing anticipation of lunch at the Otter Inn. Anybody who wants to shorten the walk by 2.5 miles can take the bus back to the start or into Budleigh Salterton. For the final section, we meander northwards along the river Otter to the start point.
Walk Leader: Jon Roseway, 01395 488739/07887 936280.