Summer 2016 in the Cam Valley
We are the Ramblers Group for the Somer Valley and encourage everyone, everywhere to enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk.
Based in the Somer Valley area we have excellent access to Chew Valley, The Mendips, The Cotswolds, Salisbury Plain and The Deverells. We sometimes travel further afield to Exmoor, The Quantocks and Dorset. We walk on Sundays and Wednesdays. By joining Ramblers you can access walks across the country for free, receive a quarterly magazine with info on walks, kit and new intitiatives and join in with footpath maintenance work. The choice is yours.
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Our buddies in Mendip Ramblers are holding their annual walking festival over the August Bank Holiday at Cheddar. The usual three walks on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, of varying length. Short walks options also available. See their web site for details.
Ramblers Festival of Walks is a national festival run by Ramblers volunteers. 3rd to 11th September, with thousands of walks over the country. Norton Radstock Group have two walks, with one being held locally to help you try out a walk. Wednesday 7th September, meeting at the main car park, (below the Chinese Takeaway) in Paulton at 10a.m. There is an option to walk about half of the distance if you think seven and ahalf is too far for you. We will be walking around the boundary of Paulton Village and visitig some interesting features along the way. Check out our walks programme for details.
Somer Valley Walking Festival. The first Somer Valley Walking Festival. Events begin on Saturday 17th September, with a presentation on the industrial heritage of the area at Radstock Museum, 7pm. The main event is on SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2016. Four walks of various length led by Ramblers, a family friendly short walk and an artists stroll. All walks except the Family Walk begin at Victoria Hall, Radstock, 9:30a.m. for 10a.m. start. The Family friendly walk is along the Greenway. Register at the car park entrance of Radco and pick up your treasure hunt clues. Check out the latest news and information at www.tryactive.org/groupactivity/somervalleywalkfestival Make a date in your diary NOW!!
Our Summer Programme runs from June to the end of September. Keep an eye on the web for new walks being addded.
A walk by the river and through pastures
A local circular walk to celebrate Ramblers Festival of Walks. New walkers very welcome on this walk. Give this local walk a try!
If you have been thinking of joining the Ramblers for a walk, try us out today. This is a local walk of an average length for our Wednesday Walk programme. The terrain is varied with some short climbs. Walking in our local countryside, we walk along the tow path of the old Somerset Coal Canal, which is now being unearthed and gradually reinstated. There is an option to return to your car just under half way through the walk, should you find the walk not for you. Lovely views from the tops of the hills. Bring a drink and a light picnic. Wear walking boots/shoes or other stout shoes. Please contact the walk leader if you have any questions about this walk. Our regular walkers will be helping new walkers along. Dogs on leads and one dog only per walker, thank you.
Walking from Nunney around Leighton, Chantry and Whatley
A circular walk of at least twelve miles from Radstock, around the Somer Valley area. The route is through Camerton, Timsbury, High Littleton, Paulton, Midsomer Norton and back to Radstock.
This walk is part of the Somer Valley Walking Festival. It is the longest of the walks, taking in some of the varied countryside of The Somer Valley. You need to have experience of walking longer distances in the countryside.
Please bring fluid and a picnic.
A circular walk from Radstock taking in a short part of the old Fosseway, through Clandown bottom and up to the hill between the Somer and the Cam Valley. Dropping down into the Cam Valley to visit the site of the old Somerset Coal Canal, - now under restoration. Walk along the towpath of the coa canal and the path of The Limestone Link to Camerton, then return to Radstock
This walk is part of the Somer Valley Walking Festival.
You will need to bring a drink and a light picnic. Wear clothing suitable for walking across fields.
A walk along part of the Monarchs Way which was once on old ox drove. Returning through woodland and past sites of ancient interest.
Map Exp 130. Please bring a drink and a light picnic.