Welcome to our Autumn and early Winter programme of walks, there is lots of variety within the routes and a selection of distances so we should all be able to find something to suit.

From 1 October we are moving from a centralised booking system to a hybrid approach and many walks will not require any prior booking, although some will necessitate booking with the Walk Leader direct.  Please check the individual walk details for guidance.

Finally, a huge thank you to the wonderful Walk Leaders who have maintained a Walk programme whenever the guidelines have permitted.  They have adapted their approach to comply with the changing rules and the time and effort they put in compiling, reconnoitring the walks, writing up the description and information are all much appreciated

5 September 2021


The Walk Team




Click on the date  (yellow text) of any walk for further information





Walking With the OVA Aims and Objectives 


OVA walks are normally open to all, members and non-members alike, and are free.



Wednesday 29 September - 9.45am – 8 miles – about 5 hours including stopsView

29th September 2021

‘Avon Dam and Redlake Tramway – a Dartmoor walk’

Saturday 9 October – 10.00 am - 5.2 miles. 3 hoursView

9th October 2021

‘An early Autumn foray’

Tuesday 12 October – 10.00am – About 10 miles. 5 hours plus lunch. View

12th October 2021

Booking required

‘A Monument to Wellington’

Wednesday 20 October – 10.00am – 6 miles. 3 hours. View

20th October 2021

‘A walk on three commons’



Thursday 28 October – 10.00am – 7.5miles – 4 hours plus lunchView

28th October 2021

 ‘A glide around the Blackdowns to whet your appetite’

Saturday 6 November – 10.00am - 5.2. miles. 3 hoursView

6th November 2021

‘Autumnal stroll around Stowford and Naps lane’

Wednesday 10 November – 10.00am – 5.5 miles. 2.5 hoursView

10th November 2021

‘A circle around Fire Beacon’

Wednesday 17 November – 10.00am – Just over 5 miles. 3 hoursView

17th November 2021

‘Littleham Large’


Tuesday 23 November – 10.00am – 5.5 miles – 3 hours. View

23rd November 2021

Booking required

‘Otter and Coast, but which way?’

Tuesday 30 November – 10.00 am – 8.5 miles. 5 hours.View

30th November 2021

Booking required

‘Castle Neroche Iron-Age Hillfort’

Saturday 11 December – 10.00am. 9 miles (day walk)View

11th December 2021

‘Around the Commons’




Wednesday 15 December – 10.00am – 5 miles. 3 hoursView

15th December 2021

‘Wheathill, the Gibralter Stone and Stowford’