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June 2018

Brook Manor House (Buildings Section)

15 June 2018 at 2:15 pm

A rare opportunity to visit the exceptional Grade II* Listed Brook Manor House dating from 1656 has arisen thanks to the generous invitation of the owners. The house retains many of the original internal…

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Writing history and historical fiction – how do you tell the truth about the past? (Lit & Art Section)

16 June 2018 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

Dr Ian Mortimer, who lives on Dartmoor, is a distinguished mediaeval historian and widely-acclaimed author of biographies, novels and poetry. He is perhaps best-known for his very successful Time Traveller’s Guides to history, which…

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Locks Park Farm (Botany & Entom. Sections)

17 June 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meet at Locks Park Farm, Hatherleigh, EX20 3LZ (SS518023) at 10.00. Bring lunch. Finish around 4.00pm. This is a joint meeting between the Botany and Entomology Sections. We will be able to enjoy flowering…

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Shillingford Organics (Botany Section)

23 June 2018 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Shillingford Organics, (The Barton, Shillingford Abbot, EX2 9QQ) is a 350 acre organic farm just outside Exeter. (SX9088). It has been in organic production since 2002 growing fruit, veg and arable crops. We have…

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Field Trip Sandway Cellar (Geology Section)

30 June 2018

Day field trip with Dr Meriel Fitzpatric (Plymouth University) to Sandway Cellar, Kingsand. Please book by 20th June.

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July 2018

Visit to Tiverton Castle (Exeter Branch)

4 July 2018 at 2:00 pm

A half-day excursion to Tiverton Castle using private cars. Tiverton Castle is part Grade I listed and part Scheduled Ancient Monument. The tour will begin in the gardens, thereafter proceeding to the Castle (including…

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Dartmoor Walk around Gutter Tor (Tavistock Branch)

5 July 2018 at 10:00 am

Meet at the car park to the right of Ringmoor Cottage OS Reference SX55809 66600 at 10.00 am for a circular walk of 3-4 miles around Ringmoor Down and Gutter Tor. Gutter Tor Please…

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Babbacombe & St Marychurch (S Devon Branch)

5 July 2018 at 2:30 pm

A guided walk around the historical areas of Babbacombe and St Marychurch in Torquay. Meet outside the Cliff Railway Café, Babbacombe.

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South Molton (Botany Section)

8 July 2018 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A lovely site with a mosaic of culm, woodland and freshwater habitats near South Molton. NON-MEMBERS WELCOME. Bring packed lunch and appropriate footwear. Please contact the leader if you wish to attend – meeting…

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Sourton Quarry (Buildings Section)

9 July 2018 at 2:00 pm
Sourton Quarry, Near Okehampton
SX 523 892, Devon EX20 0QB

A visit to Sourton Quarry that produced high grade limestone but closed due to flooding in 1906. There were various owners until ECC finished quarrying aggregate in the 1960s. The lease was then sold…

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Church Crawl (Bideford Branch)

13 July 2018 at 12:00 am

Dr Todd Gray will lead a 'Church Crawl' by minibus featuring churches at Alwington, Atherington and High Bickington. Advance booking arrangements will be essential and numbers limited. Costs and details will be available when…

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Field Trip Blackingstone & Vitifer (Geology Section)

14 July 2018

Day field trip with Dr Richard Scrivener to Blackingstone Quarry and Birch Tor/Vitifer. Please book by 4th July.

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