Current Walking Programme

WALKS PROGRAMME: September to December 2021

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.

OFFERS OF WALKS for the next programme are always needed: Please send details to the Programme Secretary by 1st November 2021, either by e-mail ( or posting the attached slip. Printable Offers of Walks.

Printable Leaders Risk Assessment Form
Printable Copy of the Current Programme

Sunday 5 September 1030  BROMPTON RALPH, COMBE DAVEY, COMBE BOTTOM. Leader Michael Benison (01823 274827). Meet at Brompton Ralph Village Hall CP (GR.084324), donation. 5 ½ miles, moderate/hilly.  
Sunday 12 September 1000  VALLEYS AND MOOR. Leader Margaret Palmer (01823 337570). Meet at NT CP Malmsmead, £4 for non-NT members (GR.792478). Possibly tea in new NT ‘Buttery’. 11 ½ miles, some hills.
Sunday 19 September 1030  QUANTOCKS – CROWCOMBE. BICKNOLLER, BLACK HILL. Leader Woody (01643 841668). Meet at Dead Woman’s Ditch (GR.162382).  8 ½ miles, some steepish climbing.
Sunday 26 September 1030  BROADHEMBURY, KERSWELL & RHODODENDRON WOOD. Leader Steve Richards (01823 680912). Meet in Broadhembury by Church/Pub (GR.102047). 7 miles. leisurely.  
Sunday 3 October 1030  COAST PATH TRENTISHOE TO COMBE MARTIN, RETURNING VIA OLD SILVERMINES. Leaders Cherry & John (01984 641052). Meet at Trentishoe Down CP (GR.628479). 11 miles, hilly.
Sunday 10 October 1030  UPPER CULM VALLEY. Leaders Allen & Linda (01823 681522). Meet at Hemyock Parish Hall CP (GR.ST138133). 8 miles, fields, lanes and woods, good views. Moderate with hilly bits.  
Sunday 17 October   1000   1200  Club AGM at Roadwater village hall, with two walk options. See newsletter for details.   MONKSILVER AND NETTLECOMBE VIA BIRD HILL. Leaders Cherry & John (01984 641052). Meet at Roadwater village hall CP (GR.033384). 9 miles, with a few hills.   A ROADWATER RAMBLE. Leader Woody (01643 841668). Meet at Roadwater village hall CP (GR.033384). 5 miles.  
Sunday 24 October 1030  WELLINGTON MONUMENT CIRCULAR. Leader Anne Elliott-Day (01823 664386). Meet at South Street CP, Wellington – back of Co-op (GR.139205). 5-6 miles, bit of a climb up to the monument.  
Sunday 31 October 1000  Summertime ends, clocks go back 1 hour HOLFORD COMBES AND THE RIDGE TO BICKNOLLER POST. Leader Anna Morris (01278 651080, Mob: 07833025650). Meet at Holford Green CP (GR.155410). 8 ¾ miles, some ups & downs. Could be wet and muddy in places.   
Sunday 7 November 1030  KINGSTON ST MARY OVER TO NAILSBOURNE AND PINKNEY. Leader Sheree (01823 322481). Park on Greenway (TA2 8JQ) and meet near the school (GR.216296). Approximately 5 ½ miles. Lovely views without having to climb the hills! Leisurely paced. Expect mud – paths could be very wet. Bring refreshments.  
Sunday 14 November 1030  WINSFORD, EXTON, BRIDGETOWN RETURNING VIA YELLOWCOMBE. Leader Woody (01643 841668). Meet in Winsford CP (GR.906348). 9 miles, hilly some steep ascents around the Exe valley.  
Sunday 21 November 1000  BEACON HILL TO HALSWAY RETURNING THROUGH BICKNOLLER. Leader Anna Morris (07833 025650). Meet at Beacon Hill NT CP (GR.117410). About 5 miles, good views.    
Sunday 28 November 0930  BRENDON TOWERS WAY, first half, via Raddington, Chipstable, Huish Champflower. Leader Nicola Ghent (01823 660254). Meet at Croft Way CP, Wiveliscombe (GR.076278). 11 miles, hilly.  
Sunday 5 December 1030  WESTONZOYLAND AND THE BATTLE OF SEDGEMOOR.  Leader Sheree (01823 322481). Park where you safely can and meet at the church (GR.351348). Approx. 6 miles. Level walking, with long stretches along the river. Bring refreshments.   
Sunday 12 December 1000  CHRISTMAS LUNCH WALK. Leader Fiona Thomas (01458 272168). Meet at the Cottage Inn CP, Keenthorne, Nether Stowey (GR.213393; TA5 1HZ). About 5 miles, details TBC. Followed by Christmas lunch at The Cottage Inn. See newsletter for booking information.
Sunday 19 December 1000A RAMBLE AROUND ROADWATER. Leaders Cherry & John (01984 641052). Meet at The Leat House by Roadwater Farm (GR.035388). About 10 miles – bound to be some hills, but there will be mince pies at some point!  
Sunday 26 December 1030  PATHS AND TRACKS AROUND CENTRAL TAUNTON, INCLUDING TOWN PARKS. Leader Sheree (01823 322481). Meet at Castle Street CP (GR.226245).  Bring refreshments. 
Monday 27 December 1000  STEAMING ALONG, PUFFING BACK. Following WS Railway route to Crowcombe, returning over the Quantocks. Leader Annabel (contact Cherry 01984 641052 to book). Meet in Quantock-side layby on A358 (GR.ST106392). 9 ½ miles, long ascent to Halsway Post.  
View to the West of Valley of Rocks: Ian Hart

Celia Tickner 2021

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