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Christmas Lunch 2014

Christmas lunch has been booked for Tuesday 16 December at 12.30pm at The Anchor Inn, Hillfarrance.

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Date for your diary

Christmas Lunch Friday 6 December 2013 at Taunton Vale Golf Club.

Everest and the Seven Summits - a talk by Peter Ellis

This event is in aid of the Bells of St Mary's, Taunton, which is a project to renew the town's carillon and recast and rehang the bells on which it operates. The talk is suitable for anyone and not just the climbing fraternity. Peter Ellis is a very good and interesting speaker and has taken excellent photographs to illustrate his talk. Those who have heard him speak say he is very entertaining. Friday 11 October 2013, see the poster for more details.

"Fit for a Queen" is a contribution to the website from Pat Pike, including photographs.

To celebrate the Queen's jubilee, it was decided to use the theme 'Fit for a Queen' in Ruishton Parish church. All the organisations in the village were asked to decorate a church window, or area within the church, to illustrate their particular organisation, but still using the royal theme. The Health walk window was tastefully adorned with wild flowers, a stainless steel hand made fence and stile, pebbles, miniature animals and tractor, a deer, a walking stick, a decorative black boot containing more wild flowers and a couple of walking signs. Over 150 people paid a visit to the church over the weekend, and were very impressed with all the exhibits.

Wellington Spring Walk: Lympstone to Exmouth and back.

Organised by John Hunt and Jenny Dilley.

On the 1st June we walked from Lympstone to Exmouth. A 5 ½ mile round trip.
There were ten of us and the weather was cloudy at times, but warm.

At the edge of the village there is a coastal path and a designated cycle/walking path with the railway running in between towards Exmouth.

We headed out towards the paths and all decided to take the
coastal path out towards Exmouth and return by the cycle/walking pathway.

The coastal path starts out as a narrow pathway between the railway line and the estuary. After a while it opens out into a parkland area where there are views looking over the estuary towards Exmouth. Walking through the park, the path heads back towards the railway line and crosses over to join the cycle/walking
path and onwards into Exmouth.

We followed this path into Exmouth where we had lunch at a pub called the Grapevine, (I had pre-booked a table for us all before leaving Lympstone). After a very pleasant lunch with very good food we made our way back to Lympstone using the cycle path.

A very enjoyable day was had by everyone.
              Lympstone to Exmouth  June 2012                  Lympstone to Exmouth  June 2012

Team Tone Hits Three Peaks 

Staff from Tone Leisure have achieved the 24 hour Three Peaks Challenge and raised £2000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. The team climbed Ben Nevis, Scarfell Pike and Snowden in a time of 23 hours 52 minutes in a race against the clock to hit the 24 hour deadline to ascend and descend the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales, as well as the drive times required to travel between the mountains. The team climbed for a period of 11hours and 17 minutes covering a total of 11,000 feet. Event Organiser, Matt Bryant said ‘We were ecstatic to make the timeline and even ended jogging the last bit of Snowden. A combination of challenging weather conditions and a mini bus with a speed restrictor of 62mph meant were really up against it.’ The team were assisted by Mark Corthine and Cleve Lott, both customers from Wellsprings Leisure Centre, who volunteered their time to do the driving. Juliette Dickinson said ‘ We just couldn’t have done it without them. With 59 years Army experience between them they organised us like a military operation, as well as keeping us entertained throughout the hours spent on the bus.

1) From left to right:                                                                            2) From left to right:
                                                                                                               Richard Coffin, Juliette Dickinson, Matt Bryant,
                                                                                                               Caroline Davies, Lee Okopski.
Cleve Lott, Lee Okopski, Juliette Dickinson, Matt Bryant,
Mark Corthine, Caroline Davies, Richard Coffin. 

Walking for Health in Shepton Mallet.

The sun was shining when the first health walk took place in Shepton Mallet today (13th Sept 2012). Thirteen people took part in the walk which started outside Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre and was led by three trained volunteers. Walkers enjoyed a short, easy-paced, 1 ½ mile walk through the old parts of the town and Collett Park and finished for refreshments at Goodfellows café. The health walk was part of the Mendip Health Walks programme, supported by Tone.

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