For more information on Mendip Rocks Festival held mostly during October, go to the Links Page and use the link to the Mendip Hills AONB Service. The programme leaflet is available on the AONB Website
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
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
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
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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