Exeter Medieval Walk - 19th June 2019
An Historic Education!
This walk was formed around the city set up in the Crowner John series of books by Bernard Knight, visiting the medieval buildings and roads in The City in the late 12th. Century. It started at Rougement Castle, following the city wall, through Northernhay Gardens into the centre and beyond. As well as the education, the exercise, and the socialising there were opportunities for some street photography, and obtaining images of the churches and cathedral, both inside and out. In total the party of 13 visited 9 churches, with St. Mary Arches providing refreshments whilst allowing us to photograph the Youth Cafe set up as well as giving us a detailed history of this fascinating building. The 4.5 mile, 6 hour walk also covered to name but a few, The Guildhall, The House That Moved, St. Nicholas Priory, Stepcote Hill, The West Gate and River Exe Bridge, with a welcome lunch being taken at The Prospect Inn at The Quay. Tracing the route of the city wall back into the centre and to the Cathedral, members had a choice of going into this wonderful building for further photo opportunities or going home to rest their weary feet. 6 hardy souls chose the former, an hour later though they too catching the bus back to Sidmouth, tired but seemingly happy.