Walks Programme

Below is our spring walks programme, with walks ranging from 4 - 10 miles on the Quantock Hills, Exmoor, Somerset Levels, Mendips and Blackdown Hills.

Warning

Unless otherwise stated, all walks are on a Sunday. Please try to arrive 15 minutes early for a prompt start. Please bring a picnic lunch and plenty to drink.

Car

Walk leaders are not responsible for arranging transport to and from the start of walks, please use the Facebook group to arrange lifts. There is no guarantee of a lift-share and members turn up at their own risk of missing out on a walk. Passengers should be prepared to contribute to fuel costs.

The following icons indicate the difficulty of the walk and the type of event:

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Date Walk
22nd Apr 10.30am Tarr Steps

A circular walk from Tarr Steps to Withypool following the River Barle and rolling hills.

Meet at main Tarr Steps car park (near the Tarr Farm Inn), please note, this is a pay and display car park.


Distance  8 - 9 Miles Moderate
29th Apr 10.30am Burrow Bridge

Walking in the footsteps of King Alfred, this area within the Somerset Levels was many feet beneath the sea 10,000 years or more ago. Visited by camera crews, Burrow Mump rises up above, from where they looked out into the distance over flooded fields just three winters past.

Today the River Parrett Trail, Macmillan Way West and East Deane Way converge below and will help keep your feet dry as we follow the river courses! Historic King Alfred Inn provides for food and drink at journey's end.

Start point: Burrow Mump NT Free car park.


Distance  8 Miles Easy
6th May 10.30am Dunkery Hill; 4 miles walk, followed by Point to point racing at Holnicote

We start at 10:30 at Webbers post car park (SS 903 439) and go for a short walk to Dunkery beacon, afterwards we go to the racing at Holnicole (10 minute drive), you can take packed lunch or eat at the races, we expect to be there by 1pm, time to get in and eat before the first race at 2pm.

The racing costs £10 per person up to a maximum of £30 per car, so we can car share and save a bit.

Details about the event, https://pointtopoint.co.uk/events/5424, Extra info for those new to point to point, https://pointtopoint.co.uk/index/guide-to-ptp.


Distance  4 Miles Moderate
13th May 10.30am Stockland Village, Rower Fort and the Corry Valley

A walk in rolling Blackdowns countryside. Moderate, muddy in parts as we walk alongside the Corry Brook.

Park and meet at Stockland Village Hall.


Distance  5 Miles Moderate
20th May 10.30am Hawkridge Reservoir & the Quantocks

A walk through woods, valleys and over hills from Hawkridge Reservoir onto the Quantocks, passing Wills Neck and Lydeard Hill with fine views across Somerset and the Bristol channel. After the walk there is the opportunity for tea and cake at the Pines cafe.

Park and meet at Hawkridge Reservoir Car Park, Lawyer’s Hill, Spaxton


Distance  8 Miles Moderate
27th May 10:30am Wimbleball Lake

Moderate with a few steep hills. Pub/ tea room, stop half way likely.

Park and meet at Wimbleball Lake, Haddon Hill Car Park. NOT any of the car parks next to the Lake. This is not a circular round the lake.


Distance  7 - 8 Miles Moderate
Friday 1st June 6.30pm Norton Fitzwarren to Hill Farrence

A stroll from Norton Fitzwarren to Hill Farrence, taking in lovely rolling fields and quiet lanes.

Meet at Somerset Hertitage Centre car park.


Distance  6 - 7 Miles Moderate
3rd June 10.30am Stonebarrow Hill to Seatown via Golden Cap

A varied walk along the coast path to Golden Cap and then down to Seatown and back through woodland. Difficulty is hard, but well worth it.

Park and meet at Stonebarrow car park, Stonebarrow Lane, Charmouth.


Distance  6.5 Miles Hard
Friday 22nd June 6.30pm A leisurely walk from Taunton to Trull

A leisurely walk from Taunton to Trull, taking in the surrounding hills.

Meet at Crescent car park, free parking after 6pm. Pub stop on route or at the end of the walk.


Distance  6 - 7 Miles Moderate
24th June 10.30am Tarr Steps to Marsh Bridge along the Barle Valley

We should enjoy lovely views along the valley.

Meet/start at Tarr Steps Car Park, off Winsford Hill, Exmoor. £3 all day. Follow first car park signs, disabled parking only at Tarr Steps itself.

We shall enjoy a cream tea or pint at the Tarr Farm Inn, at the end of the walk.


Distance  9 Miles Moderate