We produce a comprehensive walks programme twice a year which also includes some social events. some of our walks are "themed" and may be led by someone with a particular interest in flowers; fauna or local history. Go to the Walks Programme tab below to view our current walks. You are welcome to try us out for three walks to see if rambling is for you! If you like the experience we would hope that you would then join the Ramblers Association.

https://www.ramblers.org.uk/north-devon 

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Key Objectives of Connect Bude

To campaign to reconnect Bude and Holsworthy to the National Rail Network, initially via Okehampton.

To promote an improved rail service between Okehampton and Exeter and beyond.

To ensure the trackbed of the former railway is protected against further development.

To garner the widespread community support of individuals, elected representatives and businesses in order to achieve the first three objectives.

https://www.connectbude.uk/ 

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The Resurgence Trust is an educational charity at the forefront of a movement for change. The charity was established in 2006 to further the educational work of Resurgence magazine.

The Resurgence Trust informs the environmental debate, inspires a culture of optimism and guides us towards positive solutions to the global challenges we now face.

The aim of charity is to foster a greater connection to Nature to enhance personal wellbeing, support resilient communities and inform social change towards regenerative societies that enrich our natural environment.

The charity works to advance education on a range of issues including conservation, regeneration of the natural environment, arts, and culture. The Trust achieves this through three main programmes - the publication of Resurgence & Ecologist, the publication of The Ecologist website, and the production of dynamic a series of events, conferences and workshops.

Through implementing the Trust's charitable objectives, we aim to raise awareness of the opportunities for positive change, inspire action and facilitate debates.

https://www.resurgence.org/ 

Resurgence Trust The Resurgence Centre, Fore Street, Hartland, Bideford, Devon EX39 6AB

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Great Torrington is a classic market town set above the striking River Torridge in rural North Devon.

It is a welcoming community with a distinctive past, a thriving present and much to see. The Town Centre has dozens of independent shops, a Victorian Pannier Market, pubs, restaurants and coffee houses. There is a fully restored Town Hall, a Library, Heritage Museum and the unique, friendly Plough Arts Centre. Nearby are Dartington Crystal and RHS Rosemoor, the Tarka Trail and Commons which are each worth a visit.

All this makes Great Torrington one of the key attractions in North Devon: a place to explore past and present, to soak up the unhurried charm of a character town in unspoilt countryside.

https://www.onegreattorrington.uk/ 

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Bideford BMX Club races and trains at the BMX Track adjacent to the Pollyfields Centre, East-the-Water, Bideford.

We are a non profit making club run solely by volunteers.

Our goals are very simple

  • To provide riders the facility and resources to allow their riding to flourish.
  • To provide coaching sessions to actively increase race performance.
  • To promote not just racing but cycling as whole within the local community.
  • To promote an easy going and welcoming environment with a community feel and presence.
  • Continuing support and improvement of the track and surrounding areas
  • Encourage the growth of BMX racing through our Grass Roots programme
  • Helping to create a healthy, vibrant and connected community.

Club History

Bideford BMX Club has been running since the early 80’s and is the only remaining club in North Devon, offering years of racing experience and coaching. Training is offered to experts and beginners with ages running from 4 to 50+. We are ‘Go-ride’ registered and working towards becoming ‘club mark’ accredited. Being ‘go-ride’ means the club has achieved certain criteria set out by British Cycling relating to coaching and governance

http://www.bidefordbmx.com/ 

Bideford BMX Club nr Pollyfields Centre, Avon Road, East-the-Water, Bideford EX39 4BL

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Supporting cycling and walking infrastructure in Northern Devon to benefit locals and tourists wellbeing, healthy travel and our local environment

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The official aims and objectives for the group are:

  • To help Bideford and its surrounding area become more resilient.
  • To involve and support the community in local projects such as: growing and producing food, energy production and skill sharing.
  • To promote sustainable living, learning and information sharing.
  • To build a stronger community spirit by the above means.

http://bidefordsustain.org/ 

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Third Tuesday evening each month October to March (6:45 - 8:45 p.m.) 

The Clinton Hall, Merton, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 3EQ

Meetings, talks and quizzes about wildlife and nature.

For further details contact Trevor Higton

https://clintonhallmerton.co.uk/activities.htm 

 

An ‘area of waste called the Common’, was given to the people of Torrington in 1194. This was formalised in 1889, when the Common’s Act was presented in Parliament. ‘An Act for vesting Great Torrington in a body of Conservators’. 

Since October 2nd 1889 the Conservators have met regularly to discharge this duty, giving us this wonderful area, still freely accessible to all. The use of The Commons is governed by bylaws approved by DEFRA. The latest edition of the bye-laws is dated 2010.

There are up to fifteen Commons Conservators, elected on a three yearly basis. All Conservators are resident in Torrington and they administer the commons for the people of the town of Great Torrington. Their work includes enforcement of the bye laws, maintaining the public rights of way and paths, conservation of the many different habitats and special measures to support some of the rarer species found on the commons.

https://www.torringtoncommons.org/ 

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Devon Wildlife Trust The Conservation Communities project is working in 11 parishes between Great Torrington and Hatherleigh to record as much about the natural environment as we can. Plenty of exciting species can no doubt be found in this area, but we know little about what and where they are, and how they’re doing. This project will work with communities to share skills and gain confidence in identifying what is in the local area and how to protect it.

The 11 parishes covered by the project: Great Torrington, Little Torrington, Merton, Huish, Meeth, St. Giles in the Wood, Beaford, Dolton, Dowland, Iddesleigh, Hatherleigh.

https://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/what-we-doour-projects/conservation-communities-project 

DBRC This project builds on many years of landscape-scale work in North Devon by both of our organisations, including the development of biodiversity audits by DBRC for numerous parishes within the NIA project. In October 2019 we secured funding through the New Heritage Lottery Fund, to work in 11 of those parishes, supporting local residents and community groups to get involved in a range of biodiversity led initiatives, which will greatly improve our collective understanding of the species and habitats there. Residents will be able to attend a range of training workshops, walks and talks, and alongside local experts, individuals and volunteer groups will be supported in a range of nature-based activities. These include setting up long term monitoring of indicator species, such as otters and dormice, sharing knowledge on nature-friendly verge management, pond creation and improving access to nature for local residents.

https://www.dbrc.org.uk/projects-surveys/current-projects-and-surveys/ 

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