Walks Programme

Below is our winter walks programme, with walks ranging from 4 - 10 miles on the Quantock Hills, Exmoor, Somerset Levels, Mendips and Blackdown Hills.

Warning

Unless otherwise stated, all walks are on a Sunday. Please try to arrive 15 minutes early for a prompt start. Please bring a picnic lunch and plenty to drink.

Car

Walk leaders are not responsible for arranging transport to and from the start of walks, please use the Facebook group to arrange lifts. There is no guarantee of a lift-share and members turn up at their own risk of missing out on a walk. Passengers should be prepared to contribute to fuel costs.

The following icons indicate the difficulty of the walk and the type of event:

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Date Walk
26th Nov 10.30am Martock walk & AGM

A 5 mile walk around Martock and surrounding villages, followed at 2pm by the AGM Lunch to be held at The Nag's Head Pub. All walkers welcome to attend the walk and / or the AGM.

Roast dinner is £8, please let us known if are are planning on coming for the meal.

Park and meet at Martock Centre car park, North Street, Martock


Distance  5 Miles Moderate
3rd Dec 10.30am Monacute

Starting from Montacute, walk through National Trust park through Orchards to West Coker, onto East Chinnock, back over Ham Hill with extensive views over surrounding countryside.

Starting at ‘The Borough’ Montacute (Square in the centre of the village) TA15 6XB. Parking in the Borough Montacute or National Trust car park for Montacute House (parking donation.)


Distance  Up to 11 miles depending on weather conditions Moderate / Hard
10th Dec 10.00am Bicknoller and West Quantoxhead

Start and park at Bicknoller Village Hall. One pound donation.

The walk will be followed at 1 o'clock by an optional Christmas carvery meal at the Bicknoller Inn. Cost of carvery £11.95, please let us known if are are planning on coming for the meal by Sunday 26th November.


Distance  5 Miles Moderate
17th Dec 10:30am Ham Hill Country Park

Ham Hill Country Park and around Ham Hill, Stoke Sub Hamdon and Montacute, steep in places but the views are worth it. Please bring a packed lunch to eat during the walk, we will call into The Prince of Wales for drinks at the end.

Park and meet at Ham Hill Country Park, Ham Hill Road, Stoke Sub Hamdon. Park near the ranger station.


Distance  6 Miles Moderate
7th Jan 10:30am Burrington Combe

A varied walk along valleys, ridges and taking in the highest point on the Mendips. Picnic lunch.

Park and meet in lower car park next to The Burrington Inn (but not in the pub car park).


Distance  8 Miles Moderate
14th Jan 10:30am Clatworthy Reservoir

An easy stroll round this picturesque reservoir. No dogs are allowed, by order of the owners.

Meet at Clatworthy Reservoir, at the car park with toilets. I believe the car park is free, it is locked at sunset.


Distance  5 Miles Easy
14th Jan 7.00pm Curry Evening

Curry evening at the Taj Mahal, 3 Staplegrove Road, Taunton. 25 items for £10.95 per person. Taj Mahal specialises in contemporary modern culinary cuisine, using the best selection of fresh ground spices to create mouth-watering flavours for all tastes.

Let us known if you are attending by 7th January.


20th - 21st Jan Lake District Weekend - Coniston

A joint weekend away with the Devon Bootlegs in the Lake District staying at Coniston YHA.
On Saturday we will do a classic route up the ever popular Old Man of Coniston and on Sunday a lower level circular walk via Tarn Hows, Holme Fell and the secret Cathedral Cave.

Please let us know if you are coming or if you have queries.


28th Jan 10:30am Broadhembury and North Hill

A walk in the Blackdowns with good views, and the atmosphere of picturesque Broadhembury.
Refreshments available in the Drewe Arms after the walk. Sunday lunch available, but we need to book in advance. Please let us known if are are planning on coming for the meal by the 15th January.

Park and meet in the village centre (please park considerately).


Distance  4.5 Miles Moderate
25th Feb 7.00pm Curry Evening

Nepalese & Indian curry buffet evening 7pm Gurkha 3, 93-95 Station Road Taunton TA1 1PB. Eat as much as you like for £10.95.

Let us known if you are attending by 18th February.