Baset Hound Walkers Fingle


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At start

This new walk for The Pack was ably led by Malcolm Pelmear - and he produced a glorious day for us in addition to wonderful scenery on the edges of Dartmoor. Some 18 hounds assembled plus a motley collection of terriers and unidentifiable breeds who as usual all seemed to get on.

Mary's little Will performed as expected and started a furious chase in and out the woods that excited some of our hounds. The way led alongside the River Teign, up and down a few rock steps and to a ferocious waterfall.

After a couple of miles we turned up out of the valley to gently walk below the walls of Castle Drogo to a warm and sheltered picnic stop - when most of us had thought Our Leader had renounced food. From here it was a short and pleasant stretch back to the beautifully situated Fingle Bridge Inn where some enjoyed a refreshing pint of St Austell's Tribute - and watched some brave children splash in the river below the narrow packhorse bridge that few attempted to drive over.

All in all a thoroughly enjoyable walk in new territory for many of us that we must return to another day.

Drink in river Teign

Welcome drink in river Teign


Lunch stop

Lunch stop beneath the spreading oak







Bryn Morgan and Matilda

Sam's hounds

Sam & John Morgan's two.
(The three photos above by John)

Our leader


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