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For reasons not quite rationalised, Tom Archer, of the Northcote Masonic Lodge, and Tony Clapham of the Masonic Lodge of Obedience, and Davie Lodge, are walking across Devon, from the tidal reaches of the Taw, to the tidal reaches of the Exe.

general map of route
tom and tony

Several years ago they walked from the most Southerly point of the County, to the most Northerly, but were both younger then, currently their joint age is 160 years! On this occasion, if anyone would like to sponsor them, all proceeds will be going to the 2023 Festival, which no doubt will benefit with a boost following Covid.

The scheduled route is from Newbridge Weir, near Bishops Tawton, to Countess Wear in Exeter using bye roads as much as possible. Start date is Monday 12th July and with stopovers at Kings Nympton, Morchard Bishop and Sandford, they are not hurrying as there will no doubt be some interesting hostelry’s to visit on the way.

At present they are looking at B & B stops along the way so may have to adjust the route somewhat, but expect to finish at the Port Royal on Exeter Quay on Thursday 15th.

If you happen to see them, give them a wave, better yet, sponsor them, and the Festival.