Out of Doors Society


  • Out of Doors Society Standard Membership£10.00
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About Us

Aims and Objectives:

  1. To provide an opportunity to experience the countryside in the south west through weekly walks in Devon and beyond.
  2. To create a friendly atmosphere, both on walks and other social events around Exeter.
  3. To provide walks further afield on our two annual weekends away.

Interested in exploring the lovely countryside in the South West?

If so then here is your chance!

The Out Of Doors Society is open to all students of any age who want to enjoy the outdoors. We organise weekly Saturday walks in the Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset countryside, including trips to Dartmoor, Exmoor, the Quantocks, the Mendips and the Jurassic Coast.

We also hold a couple of weekends away throughout the year - previous trips have been to the Brecon Beacons, Lands End, Perranporth, Swanage and St Austell!

OODS arrange travel, whether by private coach, bus, national rail, minibus or even steam train! We plan routes to take in the best of the scenery and aim to return you to Exeter in time for tea. Walks are chosen to be within the capabilities of everyone and generally range from six to ten miles (nine to sixteen kilometres). We always aim to finish our walks in an interesting town with good pubs, and if possible we allow time to sample these local pubs and look around the town.

If you're up for a challenge then you'll enjoy our 30 mile sponsored walk from Torquay to Exeter - a great way of raising money for charity :)

Also look forward to BBQs on the beach and some exciting socials.

So if you love to go a-wandering with a knapsack on your back, why not don your walking boots, pack your weak lemon drink and come walking with the OODS?

Download our walks list for the year here, and search for "Out of Doors" on the Events List for details of each walk.

To find out more, sign up to our Mailing List, check out our Facebook Group 'OODS at Exeter Uni', our Instagram @oodsexeter or visit our website.

Committee Members


Publicity Officer

Social Secretary


All Events

Week 3 Walk - Malborough to Salcombe
1st February 9:30am - 6:30pm
Pick up at St David’s Station at 9:30am, Lafrowda Cottage at 9:35am, VUE cinema (Cheeke St.) 9:40am, returning by 6:30pm
Week 4 Walk - Chideock to Charmouth
8th February 11am - 6:30pm
By bus, service X53 from the Bus Station at 11:00am, returning by 6:30pm.
Week 5 Walk - Axminster to Lyme Regis
15th February 10:25am - 6pm
Train, departing St David’s station at 10.25am and returning by 6pm.
Week 6 Walk - Newton Poppleford to Woodbury
22nd February 10:25am - 6pm
By bus, service X38 from the Bus Station at 10:45, returning by 6:30pm.
Week 7 Walk - Bere Ferrers to Bere Alston
29th February 9:30am - 6:30pm
Train from St David’s station at 9.30am, returning to Exeter by 6.30pm
Week 8 Walk - Dartmouth Circular Walk
7th March 10:25am - 7pm
By train and bus, departing Exeter St Davids at 10:25, then service 120 from Paignton to Dartmouth. Returning via the same route by 7pm
Week 9 Walk - Steps Bridge to Moretonhampstead Walk
14th March 11:15am - 6pm
By bus, service 359 from the Bus Station at 11:15am, returning by 6:00pm
Week 10 Walk - Seaton to Sidmouth Walk
21st March 9:25am - 6pm
By bus, service 52A from the Bus Station at 9:25am, returning by 6:00pm.
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Week 3 Walk - Malborough to Salcombe
Pick up at St David’s Station at 9:30am, Lafrowda Cottage at 9:35am, VUE cinema (Cheeke St.) 9:40am, returning by 6:30pm

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  • Week 3 Walk - Malborough to Salcombe Sat 1 Feb 2020 - Member£10.00
  • Week 3 Walk - Malborough to Salcombe Sat 1 Feb 2020 - Non Members£15.00

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