Cirencester Ramblers

March10th 2016 Torquay Walk

On the 10th March 19 members and guests departed from the Toorak Hotel on a 6 mile walk. The group walked down to the harbour and ascended through an area of grand villas to Lincombe Drive where they walked along the edge of the steeply wooded Lincombe Slopes until they reached the “castle”. This folly was a gate way to Castle Tor in the early 20th century.

Shortly after the castle they descend the Lincombe Slopes to Kent’s Cavern and a coffee stop at its café. The walkers continued down the wooded slopes to Ilsham Valley and Meadfoot Beach where they joined the SW Coast Path back to Torquay harbour. Along the way they went up and down numerous steps; but were rewarded with wonderful views of coves and the Torbay coastline as far as Brixham and Berry Head. Arriving back at the harbour the walkers made there own way back to the hotel stopping for refreshments at various cafes and hostelries.

We gather outside the Toorak Hotel ready for the walk

A collection of views from the first half of the walk

The "castle" inspired by Castle Drogo

A collection of views from the second half of the walk

Making our way along the South West Coast Path

Sand Drawings to order on Torquay Beach

 

 

 

 

Next Village Visit

Our next lunch will be at mid day on Wednesday 28th February at The Plough Inn, Stratton, Cirencester.

Getting there could be part of a walk based on Cirencester Rambler's Walks Round Cirencester number two. This follows a route from Cirencester's Market place to Stratton and on to Baunton before returning to Cirencester. (The leaflet for this walk costs 20p and is available from the Tourist Information Office or from the Cirencester Town Council Information point)

As usual all members and their friends are welcome to join us

For further details contact, Bill Irving, tel 01285 650012

Our Forthcoming Events

Away Weekend 2018 at Ilfracombe

Friday April 13th to April 15th (2 nights) with option of an extra night before and/or after. Click here for full details

Mid week Break 2018 at Torquay

Monday 8th October 2018. Click here for full details