Below is our summer walks programme, with walks ranging from 4 - 10 miles on the Quantock Hills, Exmoor, Somerset Levels, Mendips and Blackdown Hills.
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.
The following icons indicate the difficulty of the walk and the type of event:
|28th May 10.30am||
Bath: from sub-Terra to Skyline
This is a circular walk from Bath taking in a section of the Kennet & Avon Canal, travelling below ground and on high ground along the way. The walk crosses Bathwick Green with great views over the city before continuing along part of the National Trust's Skyline route and then dropping down to the canal. After 4 miles of the canal, we return to the centre of Bath via the Two Tunnels Greenway which includes the longest cycling tunnel in Britain.
13 Miles Moderate
|4th June 10.30am||
A moderate walk beginning through ye olde Shepton Mallet then following in the footsteps of the Romans on the Fosse Way, onto Ham Woods, the viaduct and returning via Windsor Hill Tunnels.
|11th June 10.30am||
Ash Priors, Combe Florey and Lydeard St Lawrence
A pleasant ramble through woods and fields with some fine views over towards the Quantocks.
8 Miles Moderate
|Friday 16th June 6.30pm||
Circular walk around Norton Fitzwarren & Bishops Hull
A lovely evening stroll around the villages of Norton Fitzwarren and Bishops Hull - through fields and quiet lanes.
|18th June 10.30am||
We will follow the south west coast path from Countisbury to Lynmouth, taking in the breath taking scenery of the Exmoor coast. We'll then have a wander through pretty town of Lynmouth. Before following the Lyn Valley to Watersmeet National Trust tea room and stopping for a well earned cream tea. Then we will ascend to Countisbury through the stunning and coastal sessile oak woodlands for a drink at the Blue Ball pub.
|25th June 10.30am||
Mells & Nunney
A walk through Woodland and along rivers, passing through delightful villages. Free car park in Nunney on Castle hill road, near to castle.
8 Miles Moderate
|2nd July 10.30am||
Staple Fitzpaine Herepath
This is a circular walk in the Blackdown Hills with spectacular views. The Herepath follows trails through woods, fields, off road tracks, and quiet country lanes. We will stop during the walk for drinks at The Farmers Arms in West Hatch.
|9th July 10.30am||
Haddon Hill Circular Walk
Starting Haddon Hill car park passing Wimbleball dam, following the river Haddeo to the village of Bury, returning through Haddon lane to the top of Haddon Hill.
|16th July 10.30am||
South West Taunton Circuit
A ramble up Cotlake Hill, passing through Trull, Rumwell and returning via the West Deane Way through Longrun Meadow.
|Friday 21st July 6.30pm||
Croscombe to Dinder
A steep rise out of Croscombe to join the East Mendip Way, back through the pretty village of Dinder. There is an opportunity for a drink in The George Inn afterwards.
|23rd July 10.30am||
Mostly a woodland walk, passing through diverse Woodland with many points of interest.
8 Miles Moderate
|Saturday 29th July 10.30am||
Bristol and Clifton
On this walk we will walk past, and over, a number of Bristol landmarks such as the ss Great Britain and Cabot Tower. We will have our picnic lunches on the green overlooking the Clifton Suspension Bridge. After the walk, we can enjoy refreshments at one of the many cafes on the Bristol Harbourside.
7 Miles Easy
|Friday 4th Aug 6.30pm||
A summer evening walk up Glastonbury Tor. Returning through lanes and fields for post-walk Fish & Chips at Knights Restaurant, 5, Northload Street. All members welcome to walk, but numbers for Fish and Chips limited to 15. Please let us know in advance to reserve a plaice.