Bob Hayward writes:
"On August Bank Holiday 2007, 19 members of Epsom and Ewell Ramblers set off to enjoy a week's walking holiday in and around Exeter. Basing ourselves at the University, we occupied Holland Hall, an excellent new building, with good rooms all with en-suite facilities, and some with good views over the countryside. ￼We had a good walking tour of the centre of Exeter courtesy of the Redcoat volunteer guide, viewing the impressive cathedral. There are plenty of Pubs, cafes, and eateries of all levels throughout the city and the trendy canal-side quay.
We had a number of good days out, which included a trip to Dartmouth, by train, local and steam-driven. A drive to the depths of Dartmoor, the Moors were well worth it, impressive views and good walking, although some climbs labelled easy were a little under-stated. We even managed a coastal path, with spectacular sea and cliff views. The evenings gave us all a chance to sample the local hostelries, and some good ones too, we recommend the Crown and Sceptre just outside Exeter in Newton St. Cyres, as welcoming, even for 19 people who hadn't booked, good food and beer/wine. All together Exeter is a must for any keen walker with high standards."
The photo shows the group on a Dartmoor Tor. (Photo: Bob Hayward)