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Guided Walks 2015

All walks start at 2:30pm on a Sunday afternoon, can be expected to take two to two and a half hours and are open to all members of the public. The distance is usually around two miles. Much of the walking is on the Tarka Trail but there are some sections of rough or damp

Sunday 17th May 2015.

Annery Kiln and Ridd Inclined Plane.

Start point: Annery Kiln, by Halfpenny Bridge over the Torridge, on the Weare Giffard road.

Brief history of the limestone trade and the purpose of the Rolle canal. Walk across river meadow to the site of Ridd Incline where the tub boats were hauled up a ramp to the upper level of the canal to navigate to Torrington. See the upper canal basin and site of underground water wheel. Return along Tarka Trail

ground where strong shoes are advisable, or water resistant boots if there has been recent rain. Walking sticks or hiking poles can be very useful in places. Dogs are allowed but must be quiet, unobtrusive and under close control. The RC&NDWS request a donation of £2 per person, per walk   For further details, if required, watch the local press or email <hassallc@ymail.com>

 

Sunday 14th June 2015

Rolle Aqueduct and new tow-path walk below Furzebeam Hill.

Start point: Puffing Billy (once Torrington Railway Station) See the iconic Aqueduct and the newly exposed canal basin, roving bridge and tow-path walk through bluebell woods high above the Torridge. Return along Tarka trail.

 

Sunday 19thJuly 2015.

Staple Vale to Taddiport.              Suitable for most mobility scooters.

Start point: Puffing Billy, Torrington old Railway Station.   Brief history of turnpike roads, canal and railway crossings of the Torridge at Staple Vale. Follow canal/Rolle road past sewage works to Taddiport and site of swing bridge, lime kilns and milk factory. Return by riverside path or Rolle Road if preferred.

 

Sunday 16th August 2015

.Rosemoor, Darkham Weir and Lime kilns.       Dogs not permitted on this walk.

Start point: Rosemoor Gardens, Woodland car park.   Stony path down to weir, follow leat along riverside meadows, path through wildlife habitat area, to site of Tucking Mill and Lime Kilns. Return through gardens. Tea shop should be open.