? Weston Walking Group Programme

Walking in Somerset

Weston Walking Group Programme
Please remember walkers are responsible for their own safety on walks

Wednesday 1st November
6.5 - 7miles Ivy Thorn Hill - Hood Monument - Millfield School
Leader: Pat M-H (01278 792419/07902 210705). Meet: 10:30am Youth Hostel CP Ivy Thorn Hill. GR: 481 346. Route: A39 towards Glastonbury, through Ashcott, turn right in front of Pipers Inn on road for Somerton. After approx. 2.5miles, CP is on left. Grade: Easy/moderate with 2 short ups. Good views over Somerset levels and across to Glastonbury Tor. Picnic.

Saturday 4th November
3.5 + 3.5 miles Brent Knoll levels - East Brent
Leader: Allan Rayner (07833 921334). Meet: 10:30am at Woodlands House, formerly Woodlands Country House Hotel, parking with permission in grounds of house. GR: ST 334 510 (TA9 4DF). Route: Your usual one or A38/M5 Jn22, right onto A38 then first left into Brent Knoll. Once past Village Hall, turn right on bend and then left into Hill Lane, entrance to Woodlands on right. Grade: SHORT WALK - 3½ easy miles across levels towards Burnham returning to Woodlands House (one short ascent). LONG WALK - A further 3½ miles to East Brent then returning over The Knoll (very steep climb). Picnic. *We warmly welcome Allan as a new member and Walks Leader - please support him*

Wednesday 8th November
8 miles Butleigh Cross - Kingweston - Charlton Adam
Leader: Ken (01278 793453/07770 721954). Meet: 10:30am Farm CP. Permission given (50p per car donation please). GR: 509 317. Route: A39 towards Street, turn right in front of Pipers Inn signposted Somerton. At crossroads at end of hill go straight across. After approx. 2 miles turn right into a private driveway. (I will be there). Grade: Moderate - interesting walk with pretty farmland, villages and splendid views. Picnic.

Saturday 11th November
7.5 - 8 miles Shipham - Tynings - Quarry
Leader: Alan Jones (07486 981111). Meet: 10:30am Village Hall, Shipham. GR: 444 578 (BS25 1SG). Route: Your usual route - Shipham signed off A38. Grade: Moderate. Picnic. *We warmly welcome Alan as one of our Walks Leaders - please support him*

Wednesday 15th November
7.5 - 8 miles West Pennard - Pennard Hill - Withial
Leader: Briggitte (01278 685089/07960 575832). Meet: 10:30am West Pennard Village Hall CP (50p donation per car please). Please park at the back of the hall. GR: 548 381. Route: From Glastonbury take A361 towards Shepton Mallet. Turn right to West Pennard village just before Red Lion pub. The village hall is on the right and is signposted. Grade: Moderate with several ups and downs. Probably muddy in places. Picnic.

Saturday 18th November
Leader: Allan R (once again offered to lead a walk) Details to follow later.

Wednesday 22nd November
7.6 miles 950 ft Wells - Dulcote - North Wootton.
Leader: John H (01934 633139/07799 307171). Meet: 10:30am at Woodbury Ave (Cathedral end). GR: ST 555 460. (BA5 2XX). Route: A371 to Wells then follow A39 Bath, at New St Junction follow B3139 The Horringtons. At Fountain Inn turn left. After BP Petrol Station take the first right, Woodbury Ave, park as near far end as possible. Please car share as parking limited. Grade: Moderate with some steep ups and downs. Picnic.

Saturday 25th November No walk offered

Wednesday 29th November
7.5 miles approx Yatton - King's Wood and River Yeo
Leader: Tony (01934 834786/07891 218373). Meet: 10:30am Henley Lane CP, Yatton. GR: 437 652. Route: Take A370 to Congresbury turn left at second set of lights, pass Cadbury Garden Centre and DoubleTree Hilton Country Club. Take next right and park in second CP in Henley Lane. Grade: Moderate walk mainly through woods, could be muddy so gaiters and poles advised. Picnic.

Saturday 2nd December No walk offered

Wednesday 6th December
6 - 8 miles (depending on conditions)3 - 4 miles
LONG WALK - Combe Hill Wood (near Butleigh) - Hurcot Hill Leader: Phillip Carmen (01934 708840/07890 724323). Meet: 10:30am Combe Hill Wood CP (No charge). GR: 502 332 (BA6 5TP). Route: A39 towards Glastonbury, through Ashcott, turn right in front of Pipers Inn on road to Somerton. At crossroads at end of hill go straight across. The CP is a further 1.8 miles on the right (opposite Bolster Lane). Grade: Moderate with a few short ups and downs. The views are magnificent and the woods invigorating with some lovely bridge crossings. Picnic. *We warmly welcome Phillip as another new member and Walks Leader - please support him*

SHORT WALK - Around Cheddar Leader: Irene (01934 843030/07815 007956). Meet: 10:30am at the Catholic Church in Tweentown. GR: 457 538. Route: Coming in from the Axbridge by-pass to the roundabout take the left hand bendy road into the village and as you turn left at Tweentown the church is on the left and you turn immediately left into Upper North St to the CP. Grade: A figure of 8 walk with a long slow easy incline upwards to the woods and down again back into the older parts of the village. Coffee stop only.

Saturday 9th December No walk offered

Wednesday 13th December
6.5 miles Around Portbury
Leaders: Barbara (01934 624138/07934 197780) and Sally. Meet: 10:30am at the Priory pub, Portbury. GR: 498 754. Route: M5 to Jn19 (Gordano), select A369 Bristol then immediate right to Portbury. Continue towards the village and turn right into Station Road. Roadside parking. Grade: Moderate with some gentle climbs, could be muddy if wet. Picnic.

Saturday 16th December No walk offered

Wednesday 20th December
3.5 - 4 miles CHRISTMAS LUNCH & WALK - Around Churchill
Leaders: Mike & Irene (01934 843030/07815 007956). Meet: 10:30am Stag & Hounds, Bristol Road, Churchill. GR: 453 602. Route: A38 north from Churchill traffic lights. Pub on left just after the Churchill Inn. Grade: Easy. Lunch at the Stag & Hounds at 1:00pm. Non-walkers welcome to join us for lunch. Full details and booking slip to follow. Permission given to park at Stag & Hounds.

Saturday 23rd December No walk offered

Wednesday 27th December No walk - continue to enjoy Christmas break!!

Saturday 30th December No walk offered

2018 Monday 1st January
7.5 miles New Year's Day Walk - Leigh Woods - River Avon - Nightingale Valley
Leader: Ken (01278 793453/07770 721954). Meet: 10:30am Leigh Woods CP. GR: 552 741. Route: From A370 Ashton-by-pass turn left onto A369 towards Abbots Leigh. Turn first right after Beggar Bush Lane B3129 by 'The Gateway' onto Coronation Avenue and follow to the end CP. Grade: Moderate/easy with one uphill stretch. Picnic.

Walks Leaders offering to lead walks for the coming programme can book dates at any time

Walks details for the next programme need to be with Jennie by 10th October 2017 at the latest please (westonwalkers@talktalk.net)

Dates for your Diary

Wednesday 20th December Christmas Lunch at Stag & Hounds, Churchill
Book this date! - Full details to follow with the next programme

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