Walk & chat

Don’s Memory Walk along the Byes

Don’s Memory Walk along the Byes

28th November 2023 would have been Don’s 90th birthday, however sadly Don our much loved sectary died on 27th October and sadly never got to be 90. Honiton Carers did a lovely Memory walk along The Byes, Don’s favourite walk on his birthday, instead of having the planned party. 27 carers and ex-carers walked from Livonia Way to Milton’s Point…

Killerton visit Friday 20th October 2023

Killerton visit Friday 20th October 2023

23 of us enjoyed a wonderful visit to Killerton making use of the National Trust Autumn free voucher scheme. It was a glorious mild day with quite a lot of sunshine despite the awful weather forecast of storm, rain and floods. We made full use of the weather, and had a long walk through the beautiful grounds, some had a…

Carers week 5-10th June 2023

Carers week 5-10th June 2023

“Walk a Mile with a Smile” Honiton Carers have been participating in Carers week by “Walking a Mile with a Smile” at Knighthayes on Tuesday 6th June. Paula Clarke – National Trust Volunteering & Community Manager – Dartmoor – commented “We’ve been working in partnership with Devon Carers for over three years, providing carers with some well-deserved time out in…

Connecting You, “Walk & Chat” by train

Connecting You, “Walk & Chat” by train

Connecting You “Walk & Chat” to Exeter Wednesday 15th February 2023 We can safely say our first “Walk & Chat” by train and minibus was a huge success despite the weather. We departed from Honiton Station and arrived at Exeter Central 21 minutes later. Had a lovely walk up through Northernhay Gardens before the rain really came down and although…

“Try the Train”

“Try the Train”

Tuesday 7th February 2023 saw our first train journey. 9 of us had a trial run for our forthcoming “Connecting You” trips commencing on 15th February. We enjoyed a short trip from Honiton To Axminster Station with Stacey the Community Ambassador at Honiton & Feniton Station and had a very interesting afternoon, learning how to book tickets, book assisted journeys…

Greendale Farm, Monday 16th January 2023

Greendale Farm, Monday 16th January 2023

Today being “Blue Monday” and the so called saddest day of the year. Honiton Carers went to Greendale Farm. It was the last of our “Walk & Chats” funded by the Tesco Community Grant. Our future “Walk & Chats” will be funded by the “Connecting You” Grant from DCC. We will be using the train rather than coaches for these…

Clark’s Village visit 30th November 2022

Clark’s Village visit 30th November 2022

Honiton Carers enjoyed a visit to Clark’s Village Christmas shopping. 3 hours solid shopping what’s not to like. Some of us ended up buying more for ourselves than Christmas presents for others, but who can resist such bargains. M&S, Sketchers, Lindt, Next and loads more we just loved them all.

Honiton Carers visit Knightshayes

Honiton Carers visit Knightshayes

We all enjoyed a fabulous afternoon at Knightshayes on Wednesday 19th October. The weather was perfect for our “walk & chat” and the whole Estate was bathed in beautiful autumn colours. We were lucky to have downloaded free National Trust “autumn offer vouchers” on line so were all able to visit the house and the private gardens. We enjoyed a…

‘Walk & Chat” at Otterton Mill

‘Walk & Chat” at Otterton Mill

On Wednesday 21st September we enjoyed a lovely afternoon in brilliant sunshine walking along the river from Otterton Mill, across the bridge and slowly back to the Mill up the long slow incline. Challenging for some but very rewarding once achieved. Fabulous refreshments at the Mill and much enjoyed by all. The “Walk & Chat” is funded by our Tesco…

Colyton Guided walk 31.8.22

Colyton Guided walk 31.8.22

What a wonderful guided walk we had today with Ruth Worsley from AONB along Colyton River. Ruth is a minefield of information and could tell us all about the animals, trees, plants and the Colyton history, I believe there is not much she does not know about Colyton. We all learned a lot today and enjoyed the perfect weather and…