Walks Calendar

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


Walks Calendar - JULY/AUG 2022

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. 

If a walk is cancelled members will be notified by email as soon as possible and this page updated. Please see the table at the end of the Walk Calendar for dates available on the next programme. /// Will identify a 3 metre x 3 metre square anywhere on the globe.        what3words.com

ALTERNATE  WALKS  FOR  WEDNESDAYS  WILL  NO  LONGER  BE  SHOWN  ON  THE  WALKS  PROGRAMME  BUT  WILL  BE  AVAILABLE  ON  REQUEST  IF  FOR  EXAMPLE   A  WALK  THAT  IS  SHOWN  CONTAINS  A  LOT  OF  TRAVEL  DISTANCE  AND  SOME  PEOPLE  WOULD  PREFER  TO  PUT  A  WALK  ONTO  THE  WALKS  PROGRAMME  NEARER  TO  HOME  PLEASE  CONTACT  WALKS  ORGANISER  FOR  INCLUSION ON  WALKS  PROGRAMME.       
4 TO 5 MILES-SHORT WALK  6 TO 9 MILES-MEDIUM WALK  10+MILES-LONG WALK 
WILL ALL MEMBERS TRY TO BRING A FIRST AID KIT  PLEASE
WALK PROGRAMME UPDATED AND AMENDED SUN 14TH AUGUST AT 09.08AM
WED 17TH AUG 7.5 MILES  MEDIUM Felton and Winford  Leader Barbara TEL (01934 624138)  MOB 07934 197780)  START TIME 10.30 at Felton Church Post Code BS40 9YL.   GR 514 657. Route: A38 towards Bristol, pass Bristol Airport and turn right into West Lane, turn quickly right and park on the common to the right of the church. Grade: moderate. Mostly fields, tracks and green lanes. Picnic lunch.                                                                                         
SAT 20TH AUG              7 MILES MEDIUMPORTBURY and FAILAND HILL leader  ALLAN C   Tel (07395528751) START TIME 10.30 AM  GR ST498754  Post code BS207TN  WTW Threading-episode-cherry. Getting there take M5 from Weston to Portishead junction go around roundabout and take Pill road A369 at first set of traffic lights take filter lane and turn right this is the Portbury road follow road into Portbury and park just past the Priory pub. Close to the city of Bristol,with easy access from the M5this delightful walkascends into Priors Wood Nature Reserve, with views across the Severn Estuary and Forest of Dean and then opens on to peaceful downs it continues deep into the race horse training area of Lower Failand crossing fields and farmland, with views over Portishead towards Wales.   
WED 24TH AUG              5 MILES       SHORT          WESTON WALKING GROUP AMERICAN LUNCH @ 8 Southridge Heights BS24 9JH (01934 814314/0755 203 1213) MEET: 10am for a morning walk around Uphill with a coffee stop. PARK: Purn Lane. GRADE: Easy/Moderate. NON-WALKING members are welcome to join the group 12.30/1pm. Please contribute to the American Lunch, bring a bottle and something to sit on. Any queries ring Richard or Vivienne as above.  5 MILES       SHORT         
SAT 27TH AUG              7 MILES  MEDIUMWRINGTON WARREN and the WINDMILL   Leader Allan C Tel (07395528751)   START TIME 10.30 AM   Sat nav BS494HS   WTW Romance-Flop-Narrowest  GR44870  Parking meet at Hangstones car park off Stowey road Yatton. Directions take A370 to Congresbury at second set of traffic lights take Yatton road B3133 carry on along this road over a mini roundabout and as you approach the CO-OP in Yatton look out for Well lane on the right go to the end of this short road and turn right onto Stowey road as you continue along this road look out for the Pavillion on the left car park is beside this.This walk crosses the Avon wildlife trust reserve from where there are good views.The windmill was built where Yatton parish (which included Cleeve) met Wrington parish. (coffee stop lunch stop) There are some climbs on the walk nothing too strenuous and there is the likely hood of some muddy spots on parts of the walk
SAT 27TH AUG  APPROX 3/4 MILES        SHORT             THIS IS A FAMILY WALK--LENGTH  OF WALK IS  APPROXIMATELY  THREE TO 4 MILES--SHORT WALK                                           Leader   CHRISTINE WISE   Start time 10.30 AM    Beginning from Uphill boat yard a level walk from the boatyard towards Brean and returning to boatyard this is an easy walk and everyone is welcome to come along,including children,parents,aunts.uncles,friends,wheelchair users and assistance dogs are also welcome.  
WED 31ST AUG 8.5mls    MEDIUM STOGUMBER STATION –CROWCOMBE HEATHFIELDBISHOPS LYDEARD  WTW STYLIST-DWELLED-PILLOW   POST CODE TA4 3RU  GR: ST164288  Leaders: Richard,Vivienne, and KEN  (01934814314/07552031213)  Meet: 10 AM Bishop’s Lydeard Station  to catch 10.15 train to Stogumber station. Train fare £9.50 Tickets available at the platform booking office or on the train both can be paid for by cash or card  free parking. Route: To Bridgwater A39 past Morrisons and Left at traffic lights (West St.) Left again at fingerpost signs to Enmore & Bishop’s Lydeard. Stay on this road all the way to Bishop’s Lydeard. The Railway car park is straight on over the roundabout and then left, (signposted). (If the road is diverted follow arrows and then go right on the main road to roundabout where you will go left). Grade: Moderate. Quite a bit of quiet lane walking but also fields and tracks. Good views. Coffee stop; Picnic lunch
WALKS CALENDAR SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022
SAT 3RD SEPT
WED 7TH SEPT              8.5 MILES      MEDIUMPENALLT, MONMOUTHSHIRE. LEADERKEN (01278 793453/07770721954)  WTW  STUFFING-MICRO-RUFFLE.   POST CODE NP25 4AH  MEET: 10.30 am Pelham Village Hall (Free parking). Route: M5 to Jnc15 to M4 take 1 st exit to M48 at jnc 2 A466 to Chepstow. Follow A466 at 2 nd roundabout turn Left B4293 Itton Road. Follow B4293 for 11miles through Trelleck and turn Right to Penallt. Follow this road turning left and right for 1.5 miles then turn left to village Hall. Village hall is immediately on your left. Grade: Moderate to hard (but NOT hard). One of the best walks I’ve done! It starts on top of the plateau and descends to riverside paths returning via climbs up byways and lanes to a medieval church on the side of the famous gorge. Manicured grounds, sequoia redwood trees, ancient woodland, former railway track, old iron viaduct, amazing views, this has everything. Picnic, Lunch (43 miles from W-s-M 55 minutes)
SUN 11TH SEPT LYNTON+LYNMOUTH OUTING AND WALK all details to follow,walk leader David Nelson.Contact Colin Burbidge for booking      The coach fare will be £25 per person payable in advance because the coach is only a sixteen seater booking will be on a first come first booked basis.  
WED14TH SEPT
SAT 17TH SEPT
WED 21ST SEPT              8.5 MILES      MEDIUMA WALK AROUND WIMBLEBALL LAKE, EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK.   Satnav: TA22 9NY   WTW kebabs-habit-overdone.    Leaders: Ken & John (01278 793453/07770721954) Meet: 10.30am Bessom Bridge CP Rugg’s Hill. GR: SS 974 318 Route: To Bridgwater A39 past Morrisons and Left at traffic lights (West St.) Left again at fingerpost signs to Enmore & Bishop’s Lydeard. Stay on this road all the way to Bishop’s Lydeard. At Roundabout turn right onto A358 then left after ¾ mile onto A3224 to Ralegh’s Cross, here bear left onto B3190 towards Bampton, after 1.9 miles turn right signed Wimbleball Lake. Take the 2nd turn on left signed Upton & Holworthy Farm, then after 100yds turn right into free Car park. Grade: Undulating path in woods and open country. Moderate, picnic. ( 44 miles from Weston about 1½ Hrs)
SAT 24TH SEPT
WED 28TH SEPT
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SAT 29TH OCT


 Saturday -Monday 27/28/29th August Special Event:: Mendip Ramblers Free Walking Festival.

Stratton-on-the-Fosse Village Hall, Radstock BA3 4QQ. Grid Reference ST659 511

The annual Walking Festival will be based in the Somerset village of Stratton-on- the-Fosse, which straddles the Fosse Way, an ancient Roman Road which linked the cities of Lincoln and Exeter.
There will be three morning walks, approximately 5/7/10 miles in length starting at 10.30am. 
The afternoon family walk of 3/4 miles starts at 1.30 pm.
Walks include at least one stop for food/drink. All walkers are welcome!
Full details www.mendipramblers.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      



LEADERS! 

Please forward details for the next programme , if not already submitted.  Table below lists dates booked.

If you see any text which has a line through (strikethrough) it is unintentional 

  AMENDED SUN 14TH AUG  AT 09.09 AM
DAYDATE       MILEAGE        

LEADER OF WALK     

LOCATION OF WALK                                                              
WED17TH AUG 7.5 MILES MEDBARBARA HOLBROW
FELTON and WINFORD 
SAT20TH AUG 6 MILES   MEDALLAN COUNSELLPORTBURY+FAILAND HILL
WED 24TH AUG  6/7 MILES MEDRICHARD+VIVIENNE
HUTTON+BLEADON
SAT27TH AUG  3/4 MILES SHORTCHRISTINE WISEFAMILY WALK FROM UPHILL BOATYARD
SAT27TH AUG  7 MILES  MEDALLAN COUNSELLCLAVERHAM+WRINGTON WARREN+WINDMILL 
WED31ST AUG  8.5 MILES MED  KEN+RICHARD
STOGUMBER-CROWCOMBE HEATHFIELD-BISHOPS LYDEARD. 
DAYDATE      MILEAGELEADER OF WALKLOCATION OF WALK
SAT3RD SEPTEMBER
WED7TH SEPT 8.5 MILES MED
KEN COOPER
PENALT MONMOUTHSHIRE
SUN11TH SEPTEMBERDAVID NELSONLYNTON+LYNMOUTH GROUP OUTING+WALK
WED14TH SEPTEMBER
SAT17TH SEPTEMBER
WED21ST SEPT 8.5 MILES MEDKEN and JOHNWIMBLEBALL LAKE EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK
SAT24TH SEPTEMBER
WED28TH SEPTEMBER 
SAT1ST OCTOBER
WED5TH OCTOBER 
SAT8TH OCTOBER
WED12TH OCTOBER 
SAT15TH OCTOBER
WED19TH OCTOBER 
SAT22ND OCTOBER
WED26TH OCTOBER 
SAT29TH OCTOBER




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