A walk from the train
Meet at Exmouth Train Station at 10.15am. Outward via train, dep. 10.23am, arr. Newcourt 10.39am. Weekday buses dep. Budleigh Salterton 0954, arr. 1010 Exmouth, plenty of time to get to the station and to use bus passes. We suggest that if you don’t have a railcard, you travel in groups of 3+ to take advantage of a “Groupsave” train ticket - buy a return from Exmouth to Digby and Sowton.
Start at Newcourt Train Station (OS 192, SX 961 903), 10.40am, 6 miles, 2.5 hours plus lunch. The walk leaders will meet the train at Newcourt station. NB: no parking at Newcourt and the The Digby park and ride (for the hospital) is now closed to the public and is only for NHS staff with permits.
A walk from Newcourt station over the Clyst River Bridge to the village of Clyst St Mary. Then through farmlands and fields to the village of Sowton with its interesting church and thatched village hall and continue through the grounds of the medieval Bishop’s Court Palace. After an optional pub lunch, a gentle half hour or so takes us to Digby and Sowton station for the train back to Exmouth. This is an opportunity to explore in detail places we usually see fleeting from the car or train. The going is easy with only gentle climbs. It may be muddy in places if it has been wet. Walk Leaders: Rosemary & David Hatch, 01392 444290/07816 128546