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The Parish Hall was again the start and finish for a Stoodleigh Summer Walk on 8 July.

Following their bacon roll breakfasts, the long walkers enjoyed a 9.25 mile route in and around Stoodleigh and Oakford. This exceeded our previous walks and pushed the boundaries to introduce paths that many, even long-time, Stoodleigh residents hadn't trodden before. The weather was ideal for walking and along the route they enjoyed some panoramic views, historic buildings, flora and fauna.

Another group enjoyed a more leisurely breakfast and took part in a stroll around the village. They were able to point out our local interesting features and amazing views to a visiting guest staying at Quoit at Cross who joined us for the day.  

On the return of all the walkers, a delicious lunch of was enjoyed by everyone including non-walkers. The lunch was rounded off with a fabulous selection of Vanessa's cup-cakes! Thanks to all the walkers and diners who supported the event which raised £307 for Parish Hall funds. Thank you also to Phil, Jennifer and John for support for the long route as well as the catering team - Sheila, Vanessa, Jean, Janet and Geraldine - all of whom also enjoyed the day.

Grateful thanks also to the Tiverton stores of Morrisons and Tesco who donated bacon and vouchers for ingredients for our community event. 


Those taking the longer route just before they set off


Some strollers who took a route around the village

One of the first long route walkers to return with two more in the distance

Two more walkers approach the finish line

A happy trio plus the dog as they reach the finish

Four happy people returning to the Parish Hall


One of the tables of happy lunchers


........ and more happy lunchers

Thanks to the catering team ....... who also celebrated one of the team's birthdays!