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Walking from Ottery St Mary

May 16, 2011

Yesterday we walked the familiar walk from Ottery St Mary, down the River Otter and up on to the high ground of East Hill Strips.

Below East Hill Strips, Vale of the Otter

I have blogged the walk before (see Blog for 21st February 2011) and put the route of the walks on my website (www.johnbainbridgewriter.com) so I won’t give the route again. But I do commend it to you.

River Otter

A day of colour: the last of the bluebells, a goodly show of Campion, and still the fresh green leaves on the trees. The river Otter at its calmest, after the dry weather, wild duck and an egret taking to the air as we followed its banks.

A steep climb took us to the high ground, several hundred feet of ascent, offering grand views over the east Devon commons and as far as Dartmoor, Rippon and Heytor visible through one gap in the hills, the mighty Cosdon Beacon through another.

This has been a good Spring with lots of fine walking weather. I hope you are all enjoying it.

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  1. mark permalink
    November 12, 2012 9:04 pm

    sounds jolly nice

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