South Devon Branch


Newton’s Place, Wolborough St., Newton Abbot TQ12 1JQ

The South Devon Branch of the DA covers the council districts of Teignbridge and South Hams and the unitary authority of Torbay. It meets in Newton Abbot but seeks to reach the wider membership of all who live in South Devon.

We meet for talks in the six winter months of November to April and arrange three excursions of a varied nature during the summer months. We have a small committee which arranges a programme of speakers and walk leaders that covers all aspects of the county.

We also encourage our members to belong to one or more of the DA’s Sections (special interest groups) of which there are eight, covering everything from Botany to Music and Folklore.

Our indoor meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month from 2 pm, and normally consist of a 45-minute talk starting at 2:15, followed by a question and answer session and then tea. We meet in The St Leonard Room at Newton’s Place in Newton Abbot.

Visitors and new members are particularly welcome at all our events. Our normal charge for talks is £2 for DA members and £4 for non-members, payable on the door. We don’t operate a formal booking system for most of our talks: the event page on this website will state if booking is necessary.



(as of Jan 2024)

Chair: Jonathan Aylett
Vice Chair: Christine Reader
Hon. Treasurer: Colin Turner
Secretary: Annie Maltby ( Tel: 07771 277761, email:
Committee: Valerie Haslam, John Maltby, Louise Snow


See the forthcoming events organised by the Branch.

It’s also possible to review the Branch’s past events.

Branch postings

The following pages are written and maintained by members of the Branch.

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