Walks Programme

Below is our summer 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
24th Sept 10.30am Stonebarrow Hill to Seatown via Golden Cap

A varied walk along the coast path to Golden Cap and then down to Seatown and back through woodland.

Park and meet at Stonebarrow car park, Stonebarrow Lane, Charmouth.


Distance  6.5 Miles Hard
8th Oct 10.30am Wells to Wookey Hole - Followed by Wells Food Festival

In the morning we will do a short walk from Wells to Wookey Hole and back.

In the afternoon we can enjoy the Wells Food Festival. This is a free event

You can bring a packed lunch if you want, or you may prefer to get lunch from a Festival stall.

The Festival will feature over 150 of the area’s best artisan food and drink producers. For example Spanish paella, Indian curry, German sausages, cheese, beer, cider and chocolate.

Dogs are welcome on the walk, but the Festival organisers do not encourage dogs and they are not allowed into the marquees.

Park at Tucker Street Car Park, opposite Halfords. Approx. £2.90 for all-day parking. Alternatively, free on-street parking is available nearby.

Meet on the Cathedral Green.


Distance  4 - 5 Miles Moderate
15th Oct 10.30am Clayhidon, Garlandhayes, Burnworthy & Ringdown

An amble in the Upper Culm Valley - some hills and boggy ground. We also cross a number of fields with livestock including horses and pigs, so dogs are very welcome but must be kept under close control at times.

Park and meet at St Andrew's Church Clayhidon car park


Distance  6 Miles Moderate
22nd Oct 1.00pm Sheppy's House of Cider Visit

Visit to Sheppy's House of Cider. The visit shall include a walk, a tour of the cider orchards and cider sampling, culminating in afternoon tea at the Orchard Restaurant.

Please let me know by Sunday 8th October if you wish to attend.


29th Oct 10.30am Tarr Steps to Marsh Bridge along the Barle Valley

We should enjoy lovely views along the valley, with the autumn colours looking their best.

Meet/start at Tarr Steps Car Park, off Winsford Hill, Exmoor. £3 all day. Follow first car park signs, disabled parking only at Tarr Steps itself.

We shall enjoy a cream tea or pint at the Tarr Farm Inn, at the end of the walk.


Distance  8 Miles Moderate