TUESDAY SKETCHING  AND PAINTING  DAYS 2018

All members and friends are welcome to join our sketching days, and any members from other Art Societies are also welcome to join us.  If in doubt weather wise please phone the host on the telephone number provided below.  Do introduce yourselves to each other on arrival as we all forget names !


10.15 am meet at Grid Reference/Parking Place.   12.30 pm meet at lunch location - latecomers can join us at the venue.


20 March – Bradley Manor, Totnes Road, Newton Abbot SatNav TQ12 1LX.

National Trust property, a medieval manor home with surrounding meadows and woodland. Not open to the public at this time of the year, but permission given to use the grounds for a small donation to the National Trust. Parking in meadow from 10.30 a.m. Bring packed lunch. Dogs welcome to meadows and woodland.   (Jenny Osborne – Exeter 670265)


10 April – Exeter, Double Locks GR 932901. Access from Marsh Barton Trading Estate from Alphinbrook Road, across canal and turn right.

 (Cath Whitehead - Exeter 219816)


24 April - River Clyst Nr Topsham  (Postcode EX3 0QQ) Park and meet in the Bridge Inn car park. Bring Picnic or Lunch at Bridge Inn, 

 (Roger Bishop 07788 416828)


8 May – Fingle Bridge GR 743899. On the River Teign, 1 mile South East of Drewsteignton.  Lunch at the Anglers’ Rest. (Cathy Russell – 01392 278074)


22 May – Columbjohn GR 958998. Take A396 towards Tiverton and shortly after Rewe turn right to Columbjohn. Park at side of road. Bridge, river and chapel. Bring packed lunch or lunch at Ruffwell Arms. (Cath Whitehead - Exeter 219816)


5 JuneSidmouth, Connaught Gardens. GR871122. Paying car park opposite Connaught Gardens in Manor Road. Meet at the Clock Tower Café. Lunch at café.    (Roger Bishop (07788 416828)


19 June – Shaldon GR 938718 . Park at the Ness Car Park. Estuary views, botanical gardens. Lunch at the Clipper on the Strand.

 (Rosemary Lomax – Exeter 877140)


3 July – Exmouth, Camperdown GR996809. Park in Camperdown car park. Estuary views. Lunch at The Grove or packed lunch. 

 (Marcia Rowles - Exeter 437943)


17 July – SaddleTor, Car Park GR753764. Pass Haytor Rocks on the right. Saddle Tor is the next tor on the right. Car park at the base. Nearest public conveniences at Haytor lower car park. Packed lunch or at Rock Inn. (Rosemary Lomax – Exeter 877140)


31 July – Lympstone GR 989840. Park in public car park. Delightful fishing village with 18th century cottages, estuary views. Lunch at the Swan Inn. (Rosemary Lomax – Exeter 877140)


14 August – Haldon Belvedere GR 876860. Tower and extensive views. Packed lunch.  (Marcia Rowles- Exeter 437943)


28 August – Lock Keeper’s Cottage, Exminster. GR 962879. Approach along the A379 from the Matford roundabout, heading towards Dawlish and by-passing Exminster. At the next roundabout turn left towards the Swan’s Nest (EX6 8DZ). Continue over the bridge and go to the end of the road and park in the small car park. Go up to the canal path, turn left and walk 200m to the lock keeper’s cottage. Lunch at the Turf (1 mile walk) or picnic. 

(Rosemary Lomax – Exeter 877140}


11 September - Okement Stream and Viaduct, nr Okehampton GR 603948. Take A30 towards Okehampton. Coming off the A30 dual carriageway, take the B3260 towards Okehampton. Pass a garage on the right, then pass over a railway bridge and then immediately take the road to the left (SP Belstone) and follow the road down towards the river and park near or under the railway viaduct. River and moorland views. Bring a packed lunch.

(Arthur Ovens – Exeter 660131)