Walking Programmes

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.

Printable Leaders Risk Assessment Form

Printable copy of the current programme January – April 2022

Walking Programme January – April 2022

OFFERS OF WALKS for the next programme are always needed: Please send details to the Programme Secretary by 1st March 2022, either by e-mail (cherryebird@gmail.com) or posting the attached slip.

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 10:00WIVELISCOMBE 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 Quantockside layby on A358 (GR 106392), 10.5 miles, hilly. NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE TO THE START POINT.
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.   
Bossington over looking Porlock Marsh: Photo Woody

Click now for a printable version of the Summer walking programme

Sunday 1 May 10:30
BISHOPS LYDEARD, HALSE AND ASH PRIORS. Leader Sheree (01823 322481). Meet at Bishop’s Lydeard Station CP (GR.165287). 5 ½ miles, a flat walk at leisurely pace on a mix of road and footpaths, with a refreshment stop. Please bring snack and drink.
Monday 2 May 10:00
CULM PYNE, OWLEYCOMBE COMMON, CULMSTOCK BEACON. Leader Sue Hay (07909 970833). Meet at 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.
Sunday 8 May 10:30
LOST VILLAGE OF CLICKET. Timberscombe Common, Clicket, Rodhuish Common, Withycombe Hill, Bat’s Castle, Gallox Hill. Leader Annabel (contact Cherry 01984 641052 to book). Meet at Nutcombe Bottom CP (GR. 977423). 10 ½ miles, hilly, stream crossings, muddy in places. Lovely views.
Sunday 15 May 10:30
A CHALLENGING WALK FROM PORLOCK. Leader Woody (01643 841668). Meet at Porlock main CP, fee (GR.886468).  9 miles.  Very hilly, some road walking, good views. 
Sunday 22 May 10:30
YARTY VALLEY, Buckshots Cross, Redscrip, Witch Lane, Grovelands. Leaders Allen & Linda (01823 681522). Meet Yarcombe Village Hall CP (GR.246083) donation. 8 miles, moderate, fields, woods lanes. 
Sunday 29 May 10:30
SWELL WOOD BIRD HIDE. Leader Fiona Thomas (01458 272168). Park and meet at RSPB near Curry Rivel (GR.361238). 5+ miles or 8 miles (can be 2 leaders). Good views, one steep hill, easy tracks, undulating in woods
Saturday 4th JUBILEE WALK. Please note change of date from programme. Leader Woody (01643 841668). Meet at Exford CP (GR.854384). 10 miles, along the river to Kemps, Bye Common, Room Hill returning via Exe Valley walk.
Sunday 5 June 10:30
BLAGDON HILL, HOLMAN CLAVEL, FELTHAM. Leader Steve Richards (01823 680912). Meet at Blagdon Hill lay-by on old road opposite playing fields (GR.212190). 6 ½ miles, one hill.
Sunday 12 June 10:30
AN ENERGETIC EXMOOR WALK taking in Glenthorne, Yenworthy Common, Oare, Malmsmead. Leader Woody (01643 841668). Meet at County Gate (GR.793487). 9 miles, hilly – total over 2500 feet ascent.  
Saturday 18 June 10:00
DARTMOOR WAY SECTION 3: Moretonhampstead to Chagford. linear walk. Leaders Cherry & John (01984 641052) 8 miles, hilly. Contact leaders for details.
Sunday 19 June 10:00
DARTMOOR WAY SECTION 4: Chagford to Oakhampton, linear walk. Leader Margaret Palmer (01823 337570). 12 ¼ miles, hilly. Contact leader for details.

 Alternative shorter walk

CIRCULAR AROUND NYNEHEAD see the legacy of the Sanford family. Leader Sheree (01823 322481). Meet at Nynehead Memorial Hall CP (GR.146229) £1.00 donation. 5 miles, flat, at leisurely pace with a refreshment stop. Please bring snack and drink.  
Sunday 26 June 10:00
BUDLEIGH SALTERTON AND THE RIVER OTTER. Leader Margaret Palmer (01823 Palmer (01823 337570). Meet at East Budleigh Village Hall – fee (GR.067847). 10 ½ miles, easy, gentle inclines. 
Sunday 3 July 10:30
AROUND POLDEN VILLAGES, Catcott, Moorlynch, Sutton Mallet, Stawell. Leader Fiona Thomas (01478 272168) Meet at Edington village hall CP (GR.389393). 8 miles, easy walking on tracks and paths, some roadwork, bit of huff and puff.
Saturday 9 July 10:00
DARTMOOR WAY SECTION 3: Moretonhampstead to Chagford, linear walk. Leaders Cherry & John (01984 641052). 8 miles, hilly. Contact leaders for details.
Sunday 10 July 10:00
QUANTOCK PARK GATE FOLLOWING MACMILLAN WAY OLD DROVE ROAD TO TRISCOMBE STONE skirting woodland paths to Seven Wells. Leader Anna Morris (07933 025650). Meet at Crowcombe Park Gate (GR.150378). 6 miles, moderate.
Sunday 17 July 10:00
SEATON AND A TRAM RIDE. Leader Margaret Palmer (01823 337570). Meet at Colyton Tramway Station CP (GR.251940). Walk to Seaton and return by tram, fare £7.70. 6 ¼ miles, some hills.
Sunday 24 July 10:30
COAST PATH TRENTISHOE TO COMBE MARTIN, returning inland via old silver mines. Leaders Cherry & John (01984 641052). Meet at Trentishoe Down CP (GR.628479). 11 miles, hilly.
Sunday 31 July 10:30
WELLS TO DINDER AND CROSCOME THROUGH A KING’S WOOD. Leader Fiona Thomas (01458 272168). Meet east end of Ash Lane, Wells (GR 549464) North of Wells Blue School. About 8 miles, undulating
Sunday 7 Aug 10:00
NORTHERN QUANTOCKS. Bicknoller Post, Slaughterhouse Combe, Weacombe Hill. Leader Michael Benison (01823 274827). Meet at Staple Plain CP (GR.117411). About 5 miles, hilly.  
Sunday 14 Aug 09:30
BRENDON TOWERS WAY, PART 2. Leader Nicola Ghent (01823 660254). Meet at Croft Way CP, Wiveliscombe (GR.081283). 12 miles, hilly.
Sunday 21 Aug 10:30
WELLINGTON TO LANGFORD BUDVILLE. Leader Anne Elliot-Day (01823 664386). Meet at Wellington Sports Centre CP (GR.131209). 5/6 miles, moderate.
Sunday 28 Aug 10:30
UP AROUND LUPPITT, Greenlands, Hillside, Hartridge, Odle Farm and Trotwood. Leaders Allen & Linda (01823 681522). Meet at Luppitt Village Hall CP (GR.169066) donation.  7/8 miles, moderate, on lanes, common and fields. Good views.
Monday 29 Aug 10:00 
QUANTOCK CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL (crows, rams, bear, hares and a frog crossing!) Leader Annabel (contact Cherry 01984 641052 to book). Meet at Crowcombe village CP (GR.140366). 11 ½ miles, hilly, numerous stream/ford crossings. Rams Combe, Great Bear, Hare Knap, Hodders Combe, Slaughterhouse Combe, Thorncombe Hill, Hurley Hill.  

View to the West of Valley of Rocks: Ian Hart

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

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