Chew Valley in Summer
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. Our motto is 'Keep Walking'.
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 now 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. We look forward to seeing you!
AUGUST 2017 NEWS
SOMER VALLEY WALKING FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER Kathy will led a Geocaching walk from Peasedown St John. Come along for a type of Pokemon for adults! Meet at Beacon Hall, French Close, Peasedown St John at 2p.m.
This year the Somer Valley Walking Festival will be held over three days with short walks from several villages in the area on Saturday 16th. On Sunday 17th September the walks will be led by the Ramblers. All walks start at 10a.m. from The Working Men's Club, Radstock. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. The public car parks in Radstock have no time limit or fee on Sunday's, but you will need to put a ticket from the machine on your car. Church Street Car Park is the closest to the Working Men's Club.
Walk 1. A 12 mile, (7 hours) walk with some challenging climbs and uneven terrain. Midsomer Norton, Paulton, Timsbury, Clandown and Radstock. Walking through the remains of coal mining in the North Somerset Coa Field; now greened over and inhabited by animals and wild flora and fauna. Walk includes the Somerset Coal Canal, medieval field systems and a tumulus now transformed to a play area. Weather permitting, far reaching views to the River Severn from the hills.
Walk 2. A nine mile walk (5 hours) to Woodborough, Camerton, Withy Mills, Clandown and Radstock. This walk includes a 'hidden gem' of a garden, and a wayside talk by a member of the Somerset Coal Canal restoration team. Some hills and uneven terrain.
Walk 3. A 6.5 mile (3 hours) walk to Ammerdown via Kilmersdon and return through Green Parlour.
Walk 4. A 4 mile (2 hour) walk around the outer edges of Radstock. Led by a local member of Ramblers with extensive knowledge of the area. Some hills walked at a gentle pace. Mixture of hard paths, earth tracks and fields.
New walks are continually added to our walks programme. You can choose any of the walks that fit with your availability. Check the programme in the top left side of this page or click on a date in the calendar. Even more walks can be found on www.avon-rambers.org.uk as well as our own walks there are walks organised by the Groups in Avon. Your membership entitles you to walk with any group, giving you great value for money!