Distances given are approximate. Leaders have discretion to vary routes according to conditions on the day. Picnic lunches should be carried on full day walks and water on all walks.
BOOKING WALKS: Although the number of walkers in a group is no longer limited by government regulations, we are asking that you continue to book with the walk leader by the Saturday evening. This is helpful if changes are needed because of weather, adjustments to Covid regulations or other unforeseen circumstances.
DOGS ON WALKS: Dogs may not be brought on walks unless the owner/member has contacted the walk leader and obtained permission PRIOR to the walk.
Walking Programme January – April 2022
|Saturday 1 January New Year’s Day 10:30||START THE NEW YEAR ON A HIGH! Dunkery Beacon and around. Leaders Cherry & John (01984 641052). Meet at Webber’s Post (GR.903438). About 10 miles, hilly.|
|Sunday 2 January 10:00||ASH PRIORS AND COMBE FLOREY. Leader Margaret Palmer (01823 337570). Meet at Ash Priors Common, east end CP (GR.156288) 5 ¼ miles, undulating, muddy.|
|Sunday 9 January 10:00||THE NAKED BOY AND DUN’S STONE. Leader Margaret Palmer (01823 337570). Meet at Clatworthy Reservoir CP (GR.043312). Moderate hills, some mud. 10 miles.|
|Sunday 16 January 12:00||CORFE TO BLAGDON HILL. Leader Sheree (01823 322481). Meet alongside Corfe Church (GR.232197). Up to 5 miles. Fields, tracks and roads with several stiles. Likely to be muddy.|
|Sunday 23 January 10:30||STEART POINT AND BRIDGWATER BAY. Leader Anna Morris (07833 025650). Meet at Bridgwater Bay Nature Reserve CP, after Quantock View Farm (GR.274459). 9 miles, easy flat walking. Ideal time for bird watching as birds flock from the Arctic.|
|Sunday 30 January 10:00||QUANTOCK HILLS AND COMBES. Dowsborough hill fort, Holford combe and Somerton combe, back along the ridge. Leaders Michael Benison and Joyce Leonhardt (01823 274827). Meet at Dead Woman’s Ditch CP (GR.162382). 5 miles, hilly.|
|Sunday 6 February 10:30||LUXBOROUGH, KENNISHAM HILL, OLD STOWEY. Leaders Cherry & John (01984 641052). Meet at Luxborough Village hall CP (GR.985377) honesty box. About 9 miles.|
|Sunday 13 February 10:00||BROOMFIELD AND SNOWDROPS. Leader Margaret Palmer (01823 337570). Meet at Fyne Court NT CP (GR.222321) fee for non-members. 5 ½ miles, two climbs, muddy.|
|Sunday 20 February 10:00||CULMSTOCK BEACON AND THE CULM VALLEY – Blackdown Common, Culmstock, Owleycombe Common, Culmstock Beacon. Leader Sue Hay (07909 970833). Meet at the junction of bridleway and road east of Crossways Farm (GR.125166), south of Wrangway. Roadside parking between Wrangway corner (GR.128167) and Crossways Farm. 10 miles, muddy in places.|
|Sunday 27 February 10:30||BLACKDOWN HILLS – STAPLEY, BURNWORTHY, CLAYHIDON, GRAY’S HILL. Leaders Allen & Linda Holway (01823 681522). Meet at Clayhidon village hall lower CP, Battle Street (GR.165143). 7 ½ to 8 miles, moderate, on fields, woods and lanes.|
|Sunday 6 March 10:00||HOLFORD BOWLING GREEN TO BICKNOLLER POST down Holford Combe past Alfoxden House and deer park. Leader Anna Morris (07833 025650). Meet at Holford Bowling Green CP (GR.154412). 6 miles.|
|Sunday 13 March 10:30||AROUND CHURCHINGFORD. Leader Steve Richards (01823 680912). Meet at Churchingford, street parking, Honiton side of village (GR.213126, TA3 7RF). 8 miles Moderate.|
|Sunday 20 March 10:00||WILLITON TO SAMPFORD BRETT. Leader Sheree (01823 322481). Meet at Williton Station, roadside parking at entrance to station road (GR.086416) not station CP. Up to 5 miles. Fields, tracks and lanes.|
|Sunday 27 March 10:30||British Summertime starts – clocks go forward one hour HORNER ESTATE TO SELWORTHY AND THE BEACON, Bossington hill returning via watch tower to East Lynch. Leader Woody (01643 841668). Meet at Horner CP (GR.897455) fee for non-NT members. Approx. 9 miles with some climbing, good views.|
|Sunday 3 April 10:30||HOCKWORTHY, STRADDLING TWO COUNTIES. Leaders Joy & Tony (07951 348299). Meet at Hockworthy village hall (TA21 0NW), parking in VH CP behind church (GR.039195) or roadside. Around 6 miles with some steep climbs but excellent views.|
|Saturday 9 April 10:00||DARTMOOR WAY SECTION 1: Ashburton to Bovey Tracey, linear walk. Leaders Cherry & John (01984 641052). 12 ¼ miles, hilly. Contact leaders for details.|
|Sunday 10 April 10:00 1000||DARTMOOR WAY SECTION 2: Bovey Tracey to Moretonhampstead, linear walk. Leader Margaret Palmer (01823 337570). 10 ½ miles, hilly. Contact leader for details. Alternative shorter walk option: COUNTRY AND COAST. Leaders Allen & Linda Holway (01823 681522). Meet at Uplyme Village Hall overflow CP (GR.323934, DT7 3UY) donation. Dragon’s Hill, Lyme Regis, Coast Path, Ware, Horseman’s Hill. Moderate, 8 miles. Fields, lanes, woods. Good views.|
|Sunday 17 April Easter Sunday 10:00||WIVELISCOMBE DOWN TO WASHBATTLE BRIDGE AND UP TO MAUNDOWN HILL. Leader Sheree (01823 322481). Meet at North Street CP, Wiveliscombe (GR.080279). Approximately 6 miles.|
|Monday 18 April Easter Monday 10:00||QUANTOCK ROLLERCOASTER. Alfoxton, Hare Knap, Somerton Combe, Halsway Post. Leader Annabel (contact Cherry 01984 641052 to book). Meet at Bicknoller Village Hall CP (GR.111396) £1 donation. 10 miles, hilly.|
|Sunday 24 April 10:30||CULM VALLEY AND EDGE OF BLACKDOWN HILLS. Leader Sue Hay (07909 970833). Meet at Magelake playing fields CP, Uffculme (GR.071125). 10 miles, tracks and quiet lanes. Lots of hedgerow flowers to enjoy.|
The Somerset Walking Club Constitution Item 16: Neither the Club nor any individual member thereof shall be held responsible for any loss or injury sustained by a member or guest arising from participation in Club activities. A copy of the Club Advice on Walking Safely is available on the website or from the Secretary.
Celia Tickner 2021