WALKS

August 2017

Sat 19th – Radstock to Foxcote

Meet at 2.00pm in the public car park (opposite the Radstock Museum) in Waterloo Road, Radstock (BA3 3EP). Parking is free if staying under 4 hours. A 5 mile walk with Hills, Valleys and Industrial Heritage.      

Difficulty: Easy

Contact: Gill 01934 742508                                            ST 690 551


Sat 26th - Westbury sub Mendip to Priddy

Meet at 2.00pm in the Square (BA51HL). A 5 mile Westbury walk via the Queen Victoria in Priddy.      
Difficulty: Hard

Contact: Jo 01749 870813                                             ST 501 488


Sat 26th to Mon 28th – Mendip Ramblers Bank Holiday Walking Festival

Starting at 10.00am each day there will be 3 walks of between 3 & 13 miles, and starting at 1.30pm 1 short walk of 3 to 4 miles. All walks will start from The Sports Pavilion, Back Town, Butleigh, Glastonbury (BA6 8SW).     ST 524 338

Tea and cake will be available after each walk, and please don’t forget to make a donation.

Any queries contact Martyn on 01761 471891 or at martyn@mendipramblers.co.uk


September 2017

Sat 2nd – Around Cleeve (Cleeve Toot and Goblin Combe)

Meet at 2.00pm in the car park in Cleeve Hill Road (BS49 4PG). A woodland walk of about 5 miles.                                    Moderate
Contact: Ann 01179 736497                                          ST 459 653

 

Sat 9th – Around East Harptree

Meet at 2.00pm in car park at East Harptree Woods on Smithams Hill (BS40 6DA).  A 4.5 to 5 mile walk through Harptree Combe.                Moderate

Contact: Mary 01934 843789                                        ST 558 541

 

Sat 16th – Around Congresbury

Meet at 2.00pm in the (free) car park off Gooseham Mead (BS49 5BX) by Congresbury bridge. A 5 to 6 mile walk with meadows and some hills.            Moderate

Contact: John 01934 842868                                         ST 438 639

 

Sat 23rd – Coastal Walk from Clevedon

Meet at 2.00pm in Salthouse Fields car park (£4 for 4 hours), Old Church Road (BS21 7TU) or find free street parking nearby.

A 5.5 mile walk along the coast path on Poets' Walk and then inland on tracks and through fields to join the Blind Yeo. 

Moderate

Contact: Judy 01749 672196 or Pauline 01934 820745   ST 397 709

 

Sat 30th – Rickford and Blagdon (Pub Walk)

Meet at 11.00am in the Ubley Sawmills car park (BS40 6PF). A walk of about 4.5 miles to the ‘Plume of Feathers’ at Rickford for lunch at about 1.00pm and return the 4.5 miles via Blagdon. The maximum number that can be accommodated in the pub is 25. If you want lunch you must let Martin know by September 26th, or you can take a packed lunch.                                       Moderate

Contact: Martin 01761 462528                                       ST 529 587

October 2017

Sat 7th – Radstock to Kilmersdon (Inc. Writhlington Batch) (Walk in conjunction with the Mendip Rocks Festival)

Meet at 2.00pm in the car park (opposite Radstock Museum) in Waterloo Road, Radstock (BA3 3EP). Parking free up to 4 hours.

A 4 to 5 mile walk exploring the industrial heritage and geology of this area.                                                                           Moderate

Contact: Roger 0117 962 0541                                      ST 690 551

 

Sat 14th  – Geocaching walk from 10.30am to 1.00pm

Meet in Burrington Combe Upper car Park (BS40 7AT). An introduction to geocaching with Jen Harley of the Mendip Society and a guided walk around Burrington Ham to find some geocaches. We will be using GPS receivers (bring yours if you have one) and Smart Phones. You can download a free introductory app Geocaching (Groundspeak) from the App or Play store. Free event and donations are welcome.     ST 490 580

Limited places. Book at: www.mendiphillsaonb.org.uk

 Friday 20th  – Charterhouse Lead Mining (Walk in conjunction with the Mendip Rocks Festival)

Meet at 2.00pm in the Blackmoor Reserve Car park, Charterhouse (BS40 7XR). Down the lane to the left of the Charterhouse centre.

A 4 mile walk around the old lead workings.                            Easy

Contact: Richard 01275 472797                                    ST 505 557


Sat 21st – A Tale of Two Quarries – Fairy Cave & Cooks wood (Walk in conjunction with the Mendip Rocks Festival)

Meet at 2.00pm in the Stoke St Michael Recreation Ground car park, Frog Lane (BA3 5JL). A 4 mile walk to explore the afterlives of two abandoned quarries. One of them is being developed as a holiday location.           Easy

Contact: Terry 01749 679128                                       ST 661 472

 

Sat 28th – Farmborough to Hunstrete Lake

Meet at 2.00pm in the car park at the end of Church Lane, Farmborough (BA2 0AN). A 5 mile walk across fields and through woodland.           Moderate 

Contact: Roger 01225 872777                                      ST 661 606

 


November 2017

Sat 4th – Ashton Court over the Suspension Bridge to Clifton

Meet at 1.30pm in the Church Lodge car park (parking £1.20) off the B3128 near to The Ashton (BS41 9LX). A 5 mile walk of parkland, Georgian Clifton, the Downs and the Suspension Bridge.                                                           Moderate

Contact: Gill 01934 742508                                           ST 557 713

 

Sat 11th – Yarley Hill and Fenny Castle

Meet at 1.30pm at Henton Village Hall, on the B3139 (BA5 1PD). A 5 mile walk over Yarley and Bower Hills with views to the Mendips and Poldens. ­                                                     Moderate

Contact: Brian 01749 672457                                      ST 496 453

 

Sat 18th – Blagdon Lake, Nempnett Thrubwell and Butcombe.

Meet at 1.30pm at the north end of Blagdon Lake dam (BS40 7UN). Park beside road. A walk of 5 miles, some hills.    Moderate

Contact: Richard 01275 852786                                   ST 504 603


Sat 25th – Dundry Hill

Meet at 1.30pm in the small car park in Downs Rd (BS41 8LR). If we overflow please park considerately around the village.

A walk of 4.5 miles with some great views.                             Easy

Contact: Clive 01275 848052                                         ST 565 668


December 2017

Sat 2nd – Harptree Combe

Meet at 1.30pm at Herriots Bridge on the A368 on the southern end of Chew Valley Lake (BS40 6HN).

A 5 mile walk past the site of Richmont Castle and a Victorian aqueduct. With a climb, and probably wet and muddy.     Moderate

Contact: Peter 01761 221 995                                       ST 570 581

 

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


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