What's coming up in the next few months - walks and events
Walks Calendar - MARCH - APRIL 2020.
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.
PLEASE NOTE ALL WALKS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION.
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|DATE & DISTANCE||This Page Last Updated: Monday - 16th March 2020, 8: 30 am.|
|Watchet - Washford – Williton ///darts.fault.regret Satnav: TA23 0DE|
Leader:Pat M-H (01278 792419 / 07902 210705). Meet: 10:30am Helwell Bay free CP. GR: ST 076 433
Route: From Bridgwater, A39 in Minehead direction. Once past the Windmill Inn in St Audries turn right after Murco garage, signed Doniford. Continue into Watchet residential area, turn right after Kingsland & just before a left hand bend onto lane (not easy to see), over narrow bridge to CP at end on left.
Grade: moderate /easy with some modest ups and downs. Picnic.
|Circular walk from Barn End, East Harptree. ///agents.rant.compliant Sat Nav: BS40 6BT|
Leader: Phillip C (07890724323/01934708840). Meet: 10:30am Barn End/Church La. GR: ST 564 555
Route: Follow A371 and A368 to E Harptree Rd/B3114 in West Harptree. Turn right onto the B3114 and proceed half a mile until the High Street. Turn Right and proceed along the High street and then Middle Street to reach Church lane. Turn into cul de sac opposite Church lane to park.
Grade: moderate. Some ascents.
|Cothelstone – Fyne Court – Wind Down – Broomfield Hill. /// think.sushi.skylights
Leader: John H (01934 633139 / 07799307171). Meet: 10:30am Cothelstone CP. GR: ST 200 328
Route: M5 Jcn 23 then A38 left to Bridgwater. Turn right into Wylds Rd, over traffic lights , right at next traffic lights, thro’ 3 more sets of t/lights and thro’ Durleigh. Turn left onto Enmore Rd for apprx 5 miles, at Pynes Café keep straight on, CP on left in under half a mile.
Grade: Moderate / Hard (it’s The Quantocks ). Muddy, slippery, long steep ups and downs. Picnic.
|No Walk Offered|
|Loxton – Christon – Barton /// fish.pets.agency Sat Nav: BS26 2XQ
Leader Allan R (0783 392 1334 ). Meet: 10.30 am Loxton. Grid Ref: ST 373 556
Route: From Weston take A370 to Bleadon then turn left, SP Bleadon & Loxton. Follow SP to Loxton (about 3 m). In village at T-junc turn left for roadside parking and meet at junction.
Grade: Fields, lanes, hills, can be muddy. Moderate, picnic.
|No Walk Offered|
|Wednesday 1st APRIL|
|West Bagborough - Lydeard Hill - Cothelstone Hill /// jokes.slice.lampost Satnav: TA4 3EF
Leader: Sylvia (07770 266546). Meet: 10.00 am Rising Sun, West Bagborough. GR: 171 334.
Route: M5, jnc 23, thru’ Bridgwater, passing Morrison’s, and turn left at next traffic lights signed Durleigh. Thru’ Durleigh, and take left turn signed Enmore. Thru’ Enmore and continue to a right turn signed West Bagborough (by Park End Lodge). Follow signs to West Bagborough. Street parking near the pub.
Grade: Moderate with a climb to start. Wonderful views. Picnic.
|Uphill to Brean and back ///metals.reform.puns Sat Nav: BS24 4XP
Leaders: Dennis & Gisèle (01934 424 339/07985 318 275) Meet: 11:00am Uphill car park (under the hill opposite pub) GR: ST 315 585
Grade: Mostly level with one moderate climb (optional).
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|Wednesday 8th APRIL 8 miles||West Harptree - Hinton Blewett - Bishop Sutton. ///fixed.cadet.charge
Leader: Allan R (078339 21 334) Meet: 10.30am centre of West Harptree GR:ST 562 569
Route: Usual route to Churchill, take A368 to West Harptree. In centre of village turn left, street park as close as possible to churchyard wall.
Grade: Hills, lanes, fields and views. Moderate, picnic.
|Saturday 11th APRIL||No Walk Offered|
8 miles Early Start!
|A Bus Pass Walk from Shipham ( B’stop /// blush.people.send V’ Hall CP /// yell.hazel.speak ) Satnav: BS25 1TW |
Leader: Shirley K. (01934 842359 / 07779 691272) Meet: at the Bus Stop in Shipham Square at 9.55 am to catch the service bus to Cheddar. Please park sensitively in the village, or much better at the Village Hall ( park near the entrance).There are many well marked routes to the Hall, Grid Ref 444 579.
Route: Your preferred route to Shipham. Return via The Reservoir, Axbridge, The Strawberry Line, Wavering Down and Winscombe.
Grade : mainly easy/moderate with a steady ascent and descent.
|Saturday 18th APRIL||No Walk Offered|
|Staple Plain – Kilve /// probably.polar.armrest |
Leader: Sylvia (07770 266546). Meet 10.30 am. Staple Plain CP. GR 116 410.
Route: Preferred route thru’ Bridgwater to A39 Minehead Road. Continue to St Audries Bay. Take next left after the Windmill Inn, then first left (at mini crossroads) to the top CP.
Grade: Moderate with Quantocks views. Picnic. Thank you Mike T.
|Saturday 25th APRIL
|Ramble on the Quantocks /// ounce.converter.hero Satnav TA5 1EJ
Leaders: Richard & Vivienne (814314/ 07552031213). Meet: 10:30am East Quantoxhead CP (50p) GR 136 435
Route A39 to Kilve, after 0.75 mile turn right at signpost to East Quantoxhead.
Grade: moderate with one steep climb, good views. Picnic.
|Wednesday 29th APRIL
|North Hill - Selworthy - Wood Combe /// sides.zoos.wager
Leaders: Jennie & Ian (01934 811408 / 0776 1684 923).
Meet: 10.30am Coastal Path car park at North Hill above Minehead. GR: SS 947 476.
Route: A39 to Minehead town centre, right at wavy T-junction (road bends around to the left but take sharp right into town); second left into Blenheim Road. After 100 yards left into Martlet Road signed North Hill; left hairpin into Weinfield Road, then St Michael's Road. Follow narrow ascending road, across cattle grid; 2nd CP on right after1.1miles. Approx 1.5hrs from Weston.
Grade: Easy with one long and one short steep pull at the end. Great views. Picnic. No dogs please. No Satnav available so please follow above directions
The table below lists dates available, those booked are shown with the leaders name. If you see any text which has a line through (strikethrough) it is unintentional.
TABLE LAST UPDATED 16th MARCH
|Sat ||2nd May|
|Wed||6th May||Ken C||Shoscombe|
|Mon Fri||11th May – 15th May||Group Holiday Barnard Castle|
|Wed||20th May||Sylvia W||Tor y Foel Talybont on Usk |
|Wed||27th May||John H||/// brain.chins.available Otterhead Lakes|
|Wed||3rd June||Pat M-H||Blue Anchor|
|Wed||17th June||Barbara H||Redcliffe Bay|
|Wed||24th June||Ken C||/// brain.chins.available Churchstanton|
|Wed||1st July||Sylvia W||Dunkery Beacon|
|Wed||8th July||Ken C||/// armed.timer.flats Symonds Yat|
|Fri||10th July||Allan R||Pool & Pizza|
|Sat||11th July||Sally & Sylvia|
|Wed||12th August||Pat M-H|
|Wed||2nd September||Ken C||/// alpha.fuel.blink Tarr Steps|
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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