– 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
Sat 5th – No walk today
Sun 6th – Widcombe and Hinton Blewett.
Meet at 2.00pm at Herriotts Bridge lay-by on the A368 at the south end of Chew Valley Lake (BS40 6HN). A 6.5 mile walk that starts with a stiff climb. Hard
Contact: Peter 01761 221995 ST 570 580
Sat 12th – Wellow and Hinton Charterhouse
Meet at 2.00pm at the Station Road car park, Wellow (BA2 8QB). A 6.5 mile walk that includes two hills. Hard
Contact Martin: 01249 720809 ST 738 581
Wed 16th – Wells and Beryl Wood
Meet at 2.00pm by the west door of the Cathedral (BA5 2UA). A 4 mile walk through Beryl Wood. Moderate
Contact: Peter 01761 221995 ST 550 458
Sat 19th – Westbury Quarry (Note: new start time)
Meet at 9.30 am at the Quarry at Broad Lane / Stancombe Lane, Westbury Sub Mendip (BA5 1HT). Nigel Taylor will lead walk around this Site of Special Scientific Interest. (Assistance dogs only) Easy
Contact Richard: 01275 472797 ST 504 503
Wed 23rd – Special Interest visit - Ham Wall RSPB Reserve
Meet at 9.00am in the Ham Wall Car Park, Ashcott Road, Meare (BA6 9SX) close to the Railway Inn (£3 charge for all day, free to RSPB members) for a guided walk (finish about midday) with a member of staff to see and hear the huge numbers of birds, some rare, that
now are breeding here. The cost of £4 is payable on the day. Easy
Contact: Judy 01749 672196 ST 449 397
This event will be limited to 20 Mendip Society members. Bring binoculars. Please reserve your place by using the RESERVE button below.
Sat 26th – Congresbury, Ball Wood and the River Yeo
Meet at 2.00pm in the car park off Gooseham Mead beside the A370 bridge (BS49 5BX).
A 5 mile woodland and riverside with some climbing. Moderate
Contact: Richard 01275 852786 ST 438 639
Sat 2nd – Priddy Ponds
Meet at 2.00pm outside the New Inn (closed) by Priddy Green (BA5 3BB). A 4.5 mile walk around Priddy including Priddy Ponds. Moderate
Contact: Clive 01275 848053 ST 527 509
Wed 6th – Special
Interest Wild flower walk at Chancellors Farm, Priddy
Meet at 2.00pm
at the farm which is on the B3135 and 1 mile to the west of the Miners Arms B3134 crossroads.
ST 525 525
This still working farm was bought by the Somerset Wildlife Trust many years ago and has an unspoilt historic landscape.
A walk round the ‘Coronation Meadow’ led by Kate Lawrence.
If it’s possible on the day we will explore the rough natural landscape of the adjacent firing range. No charge but donations to the SWT welcome. Numbers will be limited to 20 members only so please book with Judith on 01275 874284.
For overflow numbers we can also go on Sat 23rd June
Sat 9th - No Walk Today
Sat 16th – Around Paulton.
Meet at 2.00pm in the High Street car park (Free) opposite the Red Lion Pub (BS39 7NW). A walk of 6 miles, with no major hills for Members only Moderate
Beryl 01761 412045 ST 651 566
Sat 23rd – Special Interest visit to Chancellors Farm
(Overflow if June 6th overbooked). Book with Judith on 01275 874284.
Sat 30th – Ubley and Compton Martin
Meet at 2.00pm in the Ubley Sawmills
car park (BS40 6PE).
A 5 mile
walk with a steep hill. Hard
Contact Martin: 01761 462528 ST 528 578
Sat 7th – King Castle Fort, Lyatt and Dinder
Meet at 2.00pm at east end of Ash Lane, Well (BA5 2LW). A 5 mile walk on East Mendip Way over Tor Hill to Dinder and visit to the iron age fort. Moderate
Contact Brian: 01749 672457 ST 549 464
Wed 11th – Wookey Hole & Ebbor Gorge
Meet at 10.30am in the NT Deer Leap Car Park, Ebbor (BA5 1EL). A 7 mile walk for Members only. Hard
Clive: 01275 848053 ST 521 485
Sat 14th – Around Saltford with an optional visit to Saltford Brass Mill
Meet at 2.00pm in the free car park in the Shallows, Saltford (BS31 3EX). A 4 to 5 mile walk exploring some of the history of the village, then along the banks of the River Avon passing locks and weirs with scenic views to Kelston. Easy Contact: Roger 01225 872777 ST 687 672
In the morning walkers may wish to make an optional visit to Saltford Brass Mill, about 100 yards from the car park,
lunch at one of Saltford’s riverside pubs.
The mill, which is being restored by volunteers, dates back to the 1720s. It contains displays and working exhibits.
It will be open to the public from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Entrance is free. However donations towards the restoration would be appreciated. Allow at least 45 minutes
Wed 8th – Holford (in the Quantocks)
Meet 11.00am in the layby on the left as you approach Holford on the A39 (TA5 1SE). A 7 mile walk and bring a picnic. Members only. Hard
Contact: Clive Burton 01275 848053 ST 157 407
Sat 25th to Mon 27th – Mendip Ramblers Bank Holiday Walking Festival
Starting at 10.00am each day there will be 3 walks of 3 to 12 miles and starting at 1.30pm 1 short walk of 3 to 4 miles. All walks will start from Ditcheat Jubilee Hall, Wraxall Road, Ditcheat BA4 6RB ST 625 363
For detailed information please go to www.mendipramblers.co.uk 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
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