Strollers / Stragglers

Contact Nick Erskine  for more details

Phone:  01208 871112

Email: crawf70ersk(AT)

One "stroll" per month taking place on the last Friday of each month. These walks will be 2-3 miles along a gentle terrain (ie no hills).

Revised Programme of Walks for 2019 as follows:

  Respryn Bridge
Image  Credit:  Steve Bittinger (CC BY 2.0)

29th Mar Respryn to station
26th Apr Restormel Road to waterworks
31st May Beacon Park
28th Jun Dunmere to Hillside cafe
26th Jul Wadebridge Riverside Park
30th Aug Grogley Halt
27th Sept Cardinham Woods
25th Oct White River to Pentewan
29th Nov Fowey River walk

Update 28th September  2019


A hardy band of intrepid strollers braved the inclement weather for a stroll around Cardinham Woods.

The drizzle was more than compensated for by the lively social occasion and the lovely food in the warm but rather noisy cafe afterwards.

The next stroll is on Friday 25th October. Meet outside Lostwithiel Community Centre at 10:00am.

Nick Erskine


Update 5th September  2019


The stroll on friday 30th took us along a beautiful and tranquil piece of countryside to Polbrook bridge.

Click on above image for larger view

On route we saw some picturesque properties, one of which was John's mothers former house. This featured in the TV programme, "Homes under the Hammer ".

We made our way to the Camel Trail and onto Grogley Halt. We finished the stroll with refreshments at John's house, near Ruthern Bridge.

The next stroll is on Friday 27th September.     Meet up outside Lostwithiel Community Centre at 10am.

John Wood            01208 831657
Nick Erskine          01208 871112

Update 21st August  2019


Image Credt:  Ross Burton   Creative Commons  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

 This is a circular walk following the road to Polbrock Bridge and returning along the Camel Trail. There will be refreshments in the garden of John Wood's house, which is at the top of the hill between Nanstallon and Ruthern Bridge.

John has said it is best to fill cars because of the shortage of parking at his house and at Grogley Halt.
PLEASE NOTE. Those who live in Bodmin meet John in the car park next to the Borough Arms, in Dunmere, Bodmin.

The Lostwithiel contingent meet outside the Community Centre, at 10am, for travel to Dunmere.

John Wood   01208 831657
Nick Erskine 01208 871112


Update 6th July 2019

It was a glorious day for our June stroll. We stopped at the hillside cafe for toasted tea cakes and ice cold ginger beer, which really quenched our thirst.

The next stroll is  on
Friday 26th July  to the Wadebridge riverside park.  John Wood has organised this walk, which takes us over the bridge from the 'Challenge Annika' TV show.  Unfortunately I am unable to attend so please address any queries to John on 01208 831657.

Those who live in the Bodmin area go straight to the Borough Arms car park, in Dunmere, where John will be waiting for you.

The Lostwithiel contingent meet outside the Community Centre for travel/transport to meet up with John. Start time is 10am.

Nick Erskine.


Update 4th June 2019

The May stroll took place on a fairly breezy but pleasant enough day. We visited the Beacon, in Bodmin. John had some maps of the area and gave us a talk about the distant landmarks, such as Rough Tor and Helman Tor. He then led us around some pretty country lanes. We finished the morning by returning to the Community Centre for coffee and bacon baps.

Our next stroll is on the 28th June. We meet outside the Community Centre at 10am, except for those who live in Bodmin. The will meet up  with us outside the Borough Arms, in Dunmere.
Nick Erskine

Update 28th April 2019

It was a cold , wet  and generally miserable day and so we decided to cancel our stroll to the waterworks. Instead we chose a stroll to the Community Centre cafe, where we enjoyed a selection of beverages, toasted tea cakes, bacon sandwiches and cake.

We had some interesting chats catching up on all the news.  The next stroll is on the 31st May to Beacon Park.

Nick Erskine.

Update 29th  March 2019

A pleasant stroll in the sunshine from Respryn to Bodmin Road station.
We had toasted tea cakes and coffee in the platform cafe and then watched the Bodmin to Wenford steam locomotive.

Our next stroll is Restormel road to the waterworks on the 26th April.

Update 22nd  March 2019

Our next stroll is on Friday 29th March. We will walk from Respryn (car park) up to Bodmin road railway station. The platform cafe serves a selection of food and for those who are really hungry you will be able to buy a full English! Toasted tea cakes and coffee, etc, are also available. We are meeting outside the Community Centre at 10:00 to arrange car sharing. Please note that there is a car parking charge of £1 for non NT members.

Nick Erskine

Update 28th February 2019

Our stroll on the 22nd February, through St Andrews nature reserve, was quite short but pleasant enough and enjoyed by all. Afterwards we went back to my house for refreshments and a chat about the program. John talked about introducing a couple of new strolls around Grogley and Polbrock, which sounded interesting and will be explored in due course.

The next stroll is on the 29th March from Respryn to the station.

Nick Erskine


Update 15th February 2019

Our stroll on the 22nd February will be through St Andrews nature reserve, Par. This is a short, but pretty walk, with many wild birds to look at and photograph.

If it is raining we will cancel the stroll and come back to my house for light refreshments and a chat about the programme

Please meet up outside Lostwithiel Community Centre, at 10am.  Car drivers will be most welcome.

Hope to see you soon.

Nick Erskine

Update 14th January  2019

The programme  for 2019 is as follows:-

Coulson Park by Robert Pitman (CC BY-ND 2.0)

1.  St Andrews nature reserve.           22nd February
2. Restormel Road to Waterworks.      29th. March
3. Coulson Park.                                    26th.  April
4. Lerryn Estuary.                                  31st.   May
5. Respryn to station.                           28th. June
6. Fowey River walk.                             26th. July
7.  Cardinham Woods.                       30th. August
8. Par Beach.                                       27th. September
9. White River to Pentewan.               25th. October
10.Dunmere to hillside cafe.               29th. November

We meet at Lostwithiel Community Centre, at 10am

Please note that after the February walk strollers are invited back to Nick's house for light refreshments and a discussion about cover in his absence.

Update 13th January  2019

Due to a  hospital appointment, the stroll scheduled for Friday 25th January 2019  has been cancelled.

next stroll will take place in towards the end of February 2019.  More details to be advised nearer the date

Best wishes,

Nick Erskine.


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