Walks Calendar

What's coming up in the next few months - walks and events

Walks Calendar - September - October 2019.

Please see the table at the end of the Walk Calendar for dates available on the next programme. 

PLEASE BE AWARE.  Satnav is given as a guide only and cannot be relied upon to take you to the meeting point, especially in a rural location.  The OS grid ref GR:  will  get you to within a 100 metre square.  Route directions in the programme should also get you to the meeting point. 

DATE &  DISTANCE  This Page Last Updated:  Thursday - 19th September 2019,  1: 00 pm.  
Wednesday 4th Sep       8 miles  Circum-ambulate of Box, Along riverbank through woodland and hamlets in hidden combes.      Satnav SN13 8NN
Leader: Ken (01278 793453/07770721954) Meet: 10:30 Selwyn car park Box GR: ST 823 686 Free. Route: M5 to Jnc15 join M4 to London. Exit jnc.18 turn right (A46) towards Bath. Stay on A46 to join A4 towards Box. At Box traffic lights the road splits (A4 left)(A365 right). Take the A4 and turn left after the Bengol Bear down Valens Terrace. (Church Lane is just before it). The large car park is right down the bottom past the Library. Grade: Moderate with a couple of ascents.  An interesting walk with everything. Picnic. From WsM 48miles (1 hour). 
Satisfying, splendid, sometimes seemingly strenuous but simultaneously, saliently salubrious with sensuous scenery. A stunning show-stopper!
Wednesday 11th Sep
7 - 7½ miles
Marksbury - Bath Spa University - Newton St Loe.                   /// cake.immediate.hero             Satnav BA2 9HP  
Leader: Pat M-H (01278 792419 / 07902 210705).  Meet: 10:30am Marksbury Village Hall CP, with permission, 50p donation per person please. GR: ST 666 624. Route: Churchill then A368/A39 towards Bath. In Marksbury, after Church Farm Close (on left) turn left on bend into Winsbury View (road not signed) and follow as bears right to CP on left. Grade: Moderate/Easy, no stiles, taking in parkland, castle and lakes in Newton Park. No dogs please. Picnic                               
Thursday 12th Sep
Approx 5.5  miles

Woodspring and Sand Point.                                           SHORT WALK                          /// deprives.stud.octopus
Leaders: Dennis & Gisèle  (07985 318 275/ 01934 424 339) Start 11:00 a.m. Meet near where River Banwell flows into the estuary.   Grid ref.: ST 347 662. Route: From Worle toward Ebdon and turn left before the Crematorium into Lyefield Road, then right into Collum Lane continue toward the end and just before the Priory turn right into a broad track.   Car park at the end.   Picnic. Grade: Moderate with a couple of steady climbs.  Note start time.
Saturday 14th Sep
No Walk Offered
Wednesday 18th Sep     8.5 miles

Stonebarrow Hill, Golden Cap, Seatown, St Gabriel’s Church.                  /// strut.pits.ghosts     Satnav: DT6 6SD  
Leaders: Sylvia W (07770 266546) & Sally (07951 066242). Meet: 10:30am Stonebarrow Hill CP, Charmouth. GR: SY 383 933.  Route: M5 to Jct 25 Taunton. At r/about take 1st exit onto A358 signed Honiton/Weymouth.  After 8.7  miles take 4th exit at Southfields R/about staying on the A358 to Chard.  Follow the A358 through Chard making for Axminster.  On approaching Axminster turn left onto Stoney Lane (B3261), left onto Lyme Road (B3261) to the A35. Turn left towards Dorchester. After 3.5 miles at the r/about take 2nd exit staying on A35.  Continue approx 1 mile and take right turning to Charmouth.  Pass Newlands Holiday Park on your left and take next turning left into Stonebarrow Lane. Continue up the hill to the car park (free for NT members, £4 non members. Shop/toilet.) Grade: moderate to hard. Exhilarating with outstanding scenery. Picnic.
 Please notify Sylvia or Sally if you are coming by Monday 16th.  54miles from Weston 1.20hrs.
Saturday 21st SepNo Walk Offered
Wednesday 25th Sep
7.5 miles  
Wellow - Hassage                                                                 /// thread.toxic.actor
Leaders: Jennie and Ian (01934 811408 / 07761684923).Meet: 10.30am free car park on site of old station. GR: 738 581. In main village street just past community shop turn down right opposite signs for Village hall/Playing field and car park. Route: Across Mendip to A39, turn left for Farrington Gurney, at lights right turn onto A362 (signposted Frome), continue on to Radstock then left onto A367 (signed Bath) to Wellow.               Allow approx 1 hour from Weston.              Grade: Moderate, a circle of ups and downs thro undulating ' horsey country' with changing views. Could be muddy in places. Picnic. No dogs please.
28th Sep
8  miles.

Cadbury Castle – Corton Denham – Whitcombe.                 /// these.booms.back                   Satnav: BA22 7EX 
Leader Ken (01278 793453/07770721954)    Meet 10.30 am Cadbury Castle car park GR: 632 252. Route: Make your way to Shepton Mallet, and onto Castle Cary (A371). Take the A359 (signed Yeovil) and follow signs into South Cadbury.  The car park is on the left hand side just past the Camelot Inn. Grade: Moderate but with three climbs.  Spectacular views.  Picnic. 40 miles from W-s-M.    Please let me know if you are coming.

2nd October

7.6 miles

Crowcombe Park Gate - Crowcombe - Rams Combe.   a walk led by Mike T. in 1997 (thanks Mike.)  /// position.golden.space
Leader: Allan R (07833 921334). Meet: 10.30am  Crowcombe Park Gate CP. GR:ST 149 373
Route: :  A39 from Bridgwater take 2nd turning into Nether Stowey at traffic lights, then immediately right onto Mill Lane. Follow SP’s for Crowcombe. CP on RHS just before cattle grid.
Grade: Forest, fields and hills. Moderate plus a bit. (The other way round from last time).

5th October

8 - 8.5 miles
Wellington (Details to be posted as soon as possible)     ///  -----.------.------

Leader Christine W (               ). Meet 10:00am 
Wednesday 9th October
8.5 miles
Wedmore   -   Mudgley                                                     /// point.soap.routs
Leader: Allan R (07833 921334) Meet: 10.30am Wedmore  CP,  GR:ST 437 481 Route: A370/A38 towards Brent Knoll. After petrol station turn left SP Mark. At T junction turn left and continue to Wedmore. At bottom of hill in town turn left SP Cheddar. CP on right in about 300 yds. Grade: Hills, lanes, woods and fields. Moderate, picnic.
Thursday 10th October
6 miles
Charterhouse and Ubley Warren.         SHORT WALK                 /// shuts.clown.elections
Leaders: Dennis & Gisèle  (07985 318 275/ 01934 424 339)  Start 11:00 a.m. Meet at reserve car park to the east of Charterhouse. Grid ref.: ST 504 557.  Route B3134 through Burrington Combe to the summit beyond; turn right for Charterhouse. Continue south to the cross roads and turn left down lane to car park at the end.   Picnic.  Grade: Undulating with superb views. Note Start Time
Saturday 12th October
7.8  miles
Castle Neroche – East Deane Way - Staple Lawns Farm – Perry Hall.    /// players.open.hurricane       Satnav: TA20 3JD
Leader: Allan R (078 339 21 334) Meet: 10.30am Castle Neroche CP   Gridref: ST 272 156 Route: M5 J25, A358 east. After 4.4 miles, at top of hill, turn right signed Staple Fitzpaine. At crossroad in Staple Fitzpaine turn left signed Chard. At T junction turn left then second left to CP (first left is easy to miss). Grade: Forest, fields & lanes with short steep section at end- moderate. Picnic.
Wednesday 16th October
7.5 miles
Bowlish – Croscombe – Dinder – Windsor Hill.                      /// iron.newlywed.cub        Satnav BA4 5JU 
Leader: John H (01934 633139 / 07799 307171).  Meet: 10:30am St Peters Rd GR: ST 611 438 Route: Shortest route from Weston take A371 towards Shepton Mallet. On the hill into Shepton pass Bowlish Infant School on your right, within 150yds turn right (Hospital sign) by imposing Bowlish House Hotel, follow this (St Peters) road uphill and park where the road is straight. Grade: Moderate with one steep climb from Dinder up to the East Mendip Way. Picnic
Saturday 19th October
7.4 miles
East Harptree - part Monarch’s Way and Limestone Link                 /// valid.flukes.breeze 
Leader: Allan R (07833 921334).  Meet: 10:30am East Harptree Woods CP,  Gridref: ST 558 541 Route: Usual route to Churchill then A368. After 2 miles turn right onto B3134 up Burrington Combe. After 6 miles turn left towards East Harptree and CP in woods on LHS at top of hill. Grade: Forest, fields & lanes. Some hills (not a lot) some mud (not a lot),  moderate. Picnic.
Wednesday 23rd October
6.5 miles
Blagdon Lake - Nempnett Thrubwell.                   /// charm.input.though                     Satnav: BS40 7RL.
Leader Barbara (01934 624138/07934 197780) Meet 10.30am in Blagdon free car park. GR: ST 500 591 Route: A368 from Churchill crossroads to Blagdon, turn left into Station Road and turn in to the car park by the Fire Station. Grade: Easy with a steep climb at the end back up to Blagdon, woods, fields and lanes, good views. Picnic
Saturday 26th OctoberNo Walk Offered
Wednesday 30th October   7 milesRodney Stoke and Mendip Way.                   /// atlas.blueberry.beard                          Satnav: BS27 3XB
Leader: Phillip C (07890724323/01934708840) Meet: 10.30am Car park of the Rodney Stoke Inn.  GR: ST 484 502 Route: Out of WSM through Banwell heading through Winscombe. Come out of Winscombe to A38 and turn R onto A38. Then L onto A371, towards Cheddar. Continue on A371 for 5.9 miles, into Rodney Stoke. The Rodney Stoke Inn is on the right. Grade: Moderate. One Steepish climb. Lots of stiles! Afternoon tea: There are no parking charges. The Rodney Inn is booked for us to have a drink and light refreshments after the walk.


Please forward details for the next programme by 12th OCTOBER, if not already submitted.

The table below lists dates available, those booked are shown with the leaders name.

TABLE LAST UPDATED  19th September 2019 

                             NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2019

DAY  DATELEADER                                  LOCATION                                                                   
Sat2nd Nov

Wed6th NovPat M-H
Sat9th Nov

Wed13th NovKen CNailsea Brockley                  /// purple.tree.memo 
Sat16th Nov

Wed20th NovTony LCheddar, Two Quarries.          /// wand.flood.ripen
Sat23rd Nov
Wed27th Nov

Sat30th Nov
Wed4th Dec

Sat 7th Dec
Wed11th Dec
Sat14th Dec
Wed18th Dec
Sat21st Dec

Wed25th Dec          MERRY CHRISTMAS  
Thur26th Dec

Sat28th Dec
Wed1st Jan 2020

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Details for next programme by 12th OCTOBER 2019.

Let John Hartland, walks organiser know. Where will your walk be, how far and when do you want to lead. 

Call him H 01934 633139 M 07799 307171 or email below

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