2018 walks programme is out now
If you have anny queries about any of the walks, please either contact the leader direct or the walks coordinator on 0117 933 4998
Should you require hard copy, then please call the walks coordinator on the number above
On -: Saturday 12th Janaury 2019
At -:Bradford on Avon (Wiltshire)
Venue The Swan Hotel (The hotel is a short walk from the railway station)
For futher information and a booking form
Contact Sylvia on Tel 0117 979 3828
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date : Saturday 1st December 2018
Saturday 6th October 2018
Bristol Parkway station is closed on the above date - please see message on the programme section - either sue the heading above or use the link to direct you to the appropriate section
Plans are for those between Westbury & Bristol Temple Meads -
For those between Weymouth & Westbury please contact the walks coordiantor on 07985 472844
Currently no other festival dates are known
Want discounted travel?
Please see the following section regarding this
includes all rail cards and the discount scheme between Westbury and Weymouth
OR Plus Bus details can be found on
Welcome to Wessex Wanderer Railway Walks
These are free public guided walks from stations on the Bristol to Weymouth Railway line.
Wessex Wanderer Railway Walks were set up in 1995, by Peter Gould, and are a series of walks running from mid-May to Mid-October each year, and there are between 20 to 35 walks each year.
We try to use all the 20 stations between Bristol & Weymouth and walk distannces can vary from 3 to 18 miles.
Our walking times are coordianted using the up and down trains (down from Bristol and up from Weymouth) for both the staart and end of the walks.
The walks are led by volunteers who are members of the Ramblers Asscociation, and come from the 4 areas of Avon, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire.
Should there be a query regarding a specific walk that you are interested in, please ring the leader direct or the walks coordinator (both of these details can be found on the current programme).
Please note this website has current and correct details, and will be updated on a regular basis and should you have any questions / queries / comments about details of the website that might be of value, please use the CONTACT button.
Please use the following link for a preview glance - http://www.wessexrailwaywalks.org.uk/programme/ - should you require a hard copy of the programme because you are unable to print them, either ask the walk leader on a walk or ring the Walks Coordinator on 0117 933 4998 or use the contact button through this website on the final page and your request will be dealt with as swiftly as possible.
Walks details will be displayed on the left hand side and costings of bus fares will be put on the left hand side too, as well as any ferry costs - it will also tell you whether PlusBus will be available (if you do NOT have a Universal Bus Pass but do have a Rail Card - the rail card will also give you 1/3 off the cost of the bus ticket but this needs to be purchased at the same time as the ticket - please use the ticket office, the train manager or station staff for this ticket.)
As with all walks please bring adequate food and drink, bring waterproofs and wear suitable shoes for the terrain. If appropriate pleas carry any rail cards to purchase tickets, English National Concessionary Bus Pass (if you have one) and some money for any other incidentals. Always endeavour to buy your ticket if you travel by train and retain it for inspection.
Wessex Walks Webmaster
13th October 2016
The Line between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway stations will be shut from Monday 15th September 2018 to Saturday 6th October 2018 inclusive, where buses will replace some trains or diversions will take place
Please check the train times before departure
Wessex Walks Webmaster
Engineering works that affect journeys on the Bristol to Weymouth Line only
No further updates known specifically regarding the line between Bristol & Weymouth
Wessex Walks Webmaster
Ramblers' Association, 2nd Floor, Camelford House, 87 -90 Embankment Road, LONDON SE1 7TW
Tel -: 020 7339 8500
The Ramblers' Association is a company limited by guarentee, registered in England & Wales. Company registration number 4458492. Registered charity in England & Wales number 1093577. Registered charity in Scotland number SC039799. Registered office: 2nd Floor, Camelford House,
87 -90 Albert Embankment, LONDON SE1 7TW