December 2017

Sat 9th – Around Winscombe

Meet at 1.30pm in car park behind Woodborough Inn, Winscombe (BS25 1HD)

A 4 to 5 mile walk with some hills and some fine views.   Moderate

Contact: John 01934 842868                                         ST 421 576


Sat 16th – Around Burrington Combe

Meet at 1.30pm in the car park at bottom of Burrington Combe nearest the A368 (BS40 7AT).

A 4 mile walk with good views (weather permitting), and some steep climbs.                                                                     Moderate

Contact: Mary 01934 843789                                         ST 476 589


Sat 23rd – No Walk Today


Wednesday 27th – Cheddar Hilly Walk

Meet at 10.30am outside the Gardener’s Arms, Silver Street, Cheddar (BS27 3LE). Park considerately on nearby streets.

Please do not use the pub car park.  A 5 mile walk with steep climbs and good views.                     Hard

Contact: Gill 01934 742508                                            ST 459 539


Sat 30th – No Walk Today

January 2018

Sat 6th – Uphill

Meet at 10.30am near The Dolphin, Uphill Way, Weston- super-Mare (BS23 4TN). Park in Uphill Way or Links Road.

A 5 mile very flat walk except for one climb up to the church.  Optional lunch in a nearby pub afterwards.                              Easy

Contact: Martin 01761 462528                                       ST 316 584

Sat 13th – Churchill and Sandford

Meet at 1.30pm in Hilliers Lane, Churchill (BS25 5NA). A 4 to 5 mile walk. Fields and woods, no steep hills.       Moderate

Contact: John 01934 842868                                         ST 437 597


Sat 20th – Kilmersdon

Meet at 1.30pm in the High St village hall car park (BA3 5TD).  A 4 mile walk past Jack and Jill Hill to the chapel of 

Babington House.                                                                               Moderate

Contact: Terry 01749 679128                                        ST 697 521


Sat 27th – Banwell and Christon

Meet at 1.30pm in West Street car park, Banwell (BS29 6DB).  A 5 mile walk with hills.                Moderate

Contact: Richard 01275 852786                                  ST 396 592 

February 2018

Sat 3rd – Nunney

Meet at 1.30pm in the Quarry Car Park, Nunney (BA11 4NL). A 4 to 5 mile walk which includes the 14th century Nunney Castle.

It will be muddy and slippery along the brook but we may see early snowdrops.                                     Moderate

Contact: Roger 07971 245956                                      ST 735 457


Sat 10th – Hinton Blewitt and Coley

Meet at 1.30pm at lay-by opposite the Ring O’ Bells, Upper Road, Hinton Blewett, (BS39 5AN), or park considerately nearby.

A hilly walk of 4.5 miles.                                                    Moderate

Contact: Clive 01275 848053                                        ST 594 569


Sat 17th – Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival

Meet at 1.30pm in the Old Market Road car park (charge £1.90) (BA4 5DU).  A walk of 4.5 miles to go along the snowdrop trail.           Moderate

Contact: Gill 01934 742508                                         ST 617 436


Sat 24th – Chew Stoke

Meet at 1.30pm in the Herons Green lay-by on the west side of Chew Valley Lake on the B3114 (BS40 6NL).

A 4 mile walk passing a waterfall.                                     Moderate

Contact Peter: 01761 221995                                       ST 554 592

March 2018

Sat 3rd – Circular walk to Priddy

Meet at 1.30 pm in the N T Deer Leap car park, Ebbor (BA5 1EL). A 6 mile walk to Eastwater and Priddy, with the option of going through the gorge if dry.                                                   Moderate                                              

Contact: Brian 01749 672457                                       ST 521 485


Sat 10th – Around Winscombe

Meet 1.30pm in car park behind Woodborough Inn (BS25 1HD). A 4.5 to 5 mile walk around Winscombe.                      Moderate      Contact: Mary 01934 843789                                         ST 421 576            

 Sat 17th – Brean Down

Meet at 1.30pm in the National Trust car park just before Brean Down (TA8 2RS).  A 4 mile walk along Brean Down and around the area. With some lovely views of Weston-super-Mare and Steep Holm.       Moderate

Contact: Pauline 01934 820745                                   ST 296 585


Sat 24th – Around Camerton

Meet at 1.30pm in the car park at the Church of St Peter, off Camerton Hill, Camerton (BA2 0PU).

A walk of 4 to 5 miles with meadows, some hills, and industrial heritage.                                                                             Moderate

Contact: Roger 01225 872777                                       ST 685 574


Sat 31st – Croscombe, Dinder and Wells

Meet at 2.00pm by the Village Hall, Fayre Way, Croscombe (BA5 3RA). Do not use the village hall car park.

A 6 mile walk to Wells via Dinder and then return using the Mendip Way. Some hills and great views.                                      Moderate

Contact: John 01934 842868                                         ST 587 444

April 2018

Sat 7th – Cadbury Hill Fort

Meet at 2.00pm in the small car park at the top of Henley Lane, Yatton (BS49 4JR).  About 5 miles with some hills, woods, lanes and some good views from the hill fort.                                                                 Moderate

Contact Ann: 01179 736497                                          ST 439 652


Sat 14th – The President’s Special Interest Walk  - Burrington Ham and Black Down  “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Meet at 2.00pm in the Aveline’s Hole car park: about 200 yds up Burrington Combe after the cattle grid (BS40 7AU).

A 4 mile walk to look at the story of the Common.                 Moderate

Contact: Les 07778 678985                                     ST 476 585

Sat 21st – Special Interest Walk    Axbridge

 Meet at 11.00am in the car park at Cheddar Reservoir, off Cheddar Road, Axbridge (BS26 2DL). A 4.5 mile walk up the Axbridge hillside, returning past Cheddar Woods to the reservoir to watch the birds (Bring a packed lunch).

At 2.15pm – A ‘Tour of The Square’ by John Page, Chair of Trustees, King John Hunting Lodge and a visit to the Museum.

(Free to National Trust members & £2.50 for others).  The Lamb or The Almshouse Tea Shop off the Square afterwards for refreshments (optional).                    Moderate

Contact: Pauline 01934 820745                                     ST 439 542


Sat 28th – Norton Malreward

Meet at 2.00pm by the lane leading up to Holy Trinity Church. Park considerately in Church Road (BS39 4EX).  A walk of about 5 miles, partly along the Two Rivers Way, with meadows, some hills & views over the Chew Valley.        Moderate

Contact: Roger 01225 872777                                       ST 602 651

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