Walks Calendar

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. 


/// Will identify a 3 metre x 3 metre square anywhere on the globe.        what3words.com

DATE &  DISTANCE  This Page Last Updated:  Monday - 16th March 2020,  8: 30 am. 
Wednesday 11th MARCH

8.7 miles
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.
14th MARCH

7 miles
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.

Wednesday 18th MARCH  

 8.5 miles
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.
 21st MARCH
No Walk Offered
Wednesday 25th MARCH  

 8 miles
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.
28th MARCH
No Walk Offered
Wednesday 1st APRIL
7.5 miles

Early Start
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.
5.5 miles

Short walk
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).
5th April
Spring Coach Outing Lynton & Lynmouth
Wednesday 8th APRIL   8 milesWest 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 APRILNo Walk Offered
Wednesday 15th APRIL
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 APRILNo Walk Offered
22nd APRIL
7.5 Miles
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  
 8 miles
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  
 7.5  miles
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


Please forward details for the next programme by 17th APRIL , if not already submitted.  

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.  


DAY  DATELEADER                                  LOCATION                                                                   
2nd May
Wed6th MayKen CShoscombe
Sat9th May

Mon Fri11th May – 15th May
Group Holiday Barnard Castle
Wed20th MaySylvia WTor y Foel  Talybont on Usk     
Sat23rd May
Wed27th MayJohn H///  brain.chins.available   Otterhead Lakes
Sat30th May
Wed3rd JunePat M-HBlue Anchor
Sat6th June
Wed10th June

Sat13th June
Wed17th JuneBarbara HRedcliffe Bay
Sat20th June
Wed24th JuneKen C///  brain.chins.available   Churchstanton
Sat27th June

1st July Sylvia W  Dunkery Beacon
Wed8th JulyKen C/// armed.timer.flats    Symonds Yat
Fri10th JulyAllan RPool & Pizza
Sat11th JulySally & Sylvia
Wed12th AugustPat M-H
Wed2nd SeptemberKen C/// alpha.fuel.blink      Tarr Steps

Start walking today!

Like to lead a walk ?

Details for next programme by 17th APRIL 2020.

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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