Walks Programme

Below is our summer 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
Saturday 21st July 10.30am 'Gromit Unleashed 2' Walk – Bristol

On this walk we will walk past, and over, a number of Bristol landmarks such as the Clifton Suspension Bridge and also see the Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw sculptures positioned around the city centre.

Meet outside the MAIN entrance to Temple Meads Station.


Distance  7 Miles Moderate
29th July 10.30am Wells to Wookey Hole in memory of Louise Bale

Wells to Wookey Hole in memory of Louise Bale. Drinks in Wells after the walk. There will be a collection for Dorothy House Hospice

Park and meet at Tucker Street Car Park, West Street, Wells. Costs £2.90 for all day, or park on nearby streets for free.


Distance  4 Miles Easy
5th Aug 10.30am A meander around Wellington

A walk around the green outskirts of Wellington, ending with a picnic in the shade at the Wellington Basins.

Meet at the North Street car park, Wellington. TA21 8LY (free on Sundays). Please bring a light picnic lunch, to enjoy at the Basins.


Distance  6.5 Miles Moderate
Friday 10th Aug 7.00pm Brean Down

Evening walk at Brean Down.

Park and meet Brean Down Cafe


Distance  4 Miles Moderate
12th Aug 10.30am Washford Station and Warren Bay

A delightful walk taking in the coast path and West Somerset Railway, along the mineral line. Drinks in the Washford inn afterwards, if it’s open.

Park near the station at Washford, but in behind the main road.


Distance  6 - 7 Miles Moderate
19th Aug 10.30am Haddon Hill circular walk

Starting at Haddon Hill car park passing Wimbleball Dam, then following the River Haddeo to the village of Bury, returning through Haddon lane to the top of Haddon Hill. Fabulous views.

Meet at Haddon Hill car park. Car park has toilets and donation box.


Distance  6 Miles Moderate
25th - 27th Aug 10.00am Mendip Walking Festival

Join the Mendip Ramblers for the August Bank Holiday walking festival. On each of the 3 days there will be 3 morning walks, ranging from approximately 3 to 12 miles, starting at 10.00am, and 1 shorter walk, 3-4miles, starting at 1.30pm.

Walks will start from: Ditcheat Jubilee Hall, Wraxall Road, Ditcheat, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6RB.

Tea and cake will be available after each walk. More details at www.mendipramblers.co.uk.


16th Sept 10.30am Chard to Chardstock

A pleasant ramble through fields, woods and lanes on the edge of the Blackdowns AONB. Pub stop half way round in Chardstock.

Park and meet in Bath Street car park in Chard, TA20 2ET (across from Sainsbury's). Free on Sundays.


Distance  6.5 Miles Moderate
23rd Sept Circuit of Bath Walk - In aid of Julian House

Organised by Stephen Chesworth/Julian House.

This spectacular sponsored walk, which takes place on Sunday 23rd September 2018, takes in some of Bath’s most beautiful countryside. Although the whole route is 20 miles long, participants can do as little as 2 miles if they want, thanks to a unique shuttle bus service that operates via the 5 checkpoints during the day.

The event is free to enter, but we need participants to raise as much sponsorship as they can, so that we can continue to help homeless and excluded individuals in Bath. Further details at www.julianhouse.org.uk/support-us/fundraising-event/circuit-of-bath-walk.htm.


Distance  20 Miles 
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