Walks Archive


Stroud Commons

It had rained overnight and on the drive we experienced some low cloud. We had dry, though overcast weather for the rest of the day. During the walk, we had frequent excellent viewing positions, which would have been enhanced by the sun! We arrived at Rodborough Common to find a large group of…

Bristol - Old Tracks

Bristol - Old TracksA short winter walk

Coaley Peak

 A joint walk with Essex and Herts, and Wiltshire

Roman Way

 Phil led us across fields to the north and then we turned west to cross the A46 to join the Cotswold Way and turn north along good paths and over the impressive fort. This iron age hill fort commands an impressive view. The earth walls enclose an area of 11 acres. The Romans strengthened the fort…

Swineford

The weather forecast was for sunshine. It turned out to be a cloudless day, with only light, cooling breezes at height. We left Swineford at 9.30 am and followed the River Avon down to the Bristol – Bath Railway Path, near the Avon Riverside station, opened in 2004. We used it to cross the river…

Saltford

Despite a freezing artic wind, in the sheltered valleys, it was pleasantly warm. We were led from Saltford to cross the river by the Bristol – Bath Railway Path and across fields and tracks east to Kelstone. We crossed the A431 and took a road which ascended north west and became a track through…

Stroll on the Prom

A good mixed group assembled at Yatton Station - Bristol & West and Wilts group members and new walkers. We welcomed a contingent from Latcham Direct, who had chosen this walk as part of their training for a 40 mile charity walk. We were led north out of Yatton along Moor Road for a short distance,…

Limestone and Gorge

 We set off east, passing houses with excellent views south over the Somerset Levels. The recent, well-needed rain had not been enough to make the paths slippery, and we crossed over fields to the top near the mast, crossing Callow Drove and descending to join the West Mendip Way east. Approaching…

New Kissing Gates

It had been a glorious, hot day. It was just as well that this was an evening walk. We assembled at The Lamb Inn, Iron Acton and welcomed Tony’s diving friend Andy. Phil King farms in this area and knows the landowner on whose land the new gates were fitted by the Southwold (Yate) Ramblers. Phil…

Mendip Varieties

It was forecast to be mostly overcast with rain in the afternoon. Bob led us north and we soon climbed Windmill Hill to enjoy the first of many fine views on the walk. The route curved east, past Ladymeade Farm, north of the A38 and we passed near the impressive, 255 hectare, School of Veterinary…

St Briavels

Twenty-two members met at St Briavels for the walk, while another regular, Toby, was again present to represent the canine fraternity. There was a true carnival atmosphere in evidence as well, albeit that (for most) the annual village festivities that were competing for attention and car parking…

Hawkesbury Upton

It started cold in the morning and we had some showers, but from mid morning the sun began to appear and we were able to enjoy the long views from many vantage points on this walk. We were led westwards and down Church Hill and past Hawkesbury church to pick up a good track north and into…