2017 programme out now
Any queries please call Joy, Walks Coordinator, on 0117 933 4998 (or if you would like a hard copy posted to you direct)
See the programme section
Sat 24 June 2017 - leader change only
See programme section for details
Saturday 24th June 2017
Bring Bus Pass OR Plus Bus is available with your train ticket purchase (for those with a railcard but no bus pass 1/3 off bus fare if bought with a railcard) OR a single fare to Portland Heights at a cost of £2.20 - single only required
NB - Leader is now Sylvia Popham
Tel -: 0117 979 3828
Bradford on Avon
Walkers are Welcome Walking Festival
Friday 1st September 2017 to
Sunday 3rd September 2017
For further details go to the following link - the programme will be put on our website as soon as it is available - see the separate festival page section of this website.
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
Community Rail in the United Kingdom is the support of railway lines and stations by local organisations, usually through Community Rail Partnerships (CRPs) comprising railway operators, local councils, and other community organisations, and rail user groups (RUGs). Community railways are managed to fit local circumstances recognising the need to increase revenue, reduce costs, increase community involvement and support social and economic development.
The Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) supports its fifty or so member CRPs and also offers assistance to voluntary station friends groups that support their local stations through the station adoption scheme. Since 2005 the Department of Transport has formally designated a number of railway lines as community rail schemes in order to recognise the need for different, more appropriate standards than are applied to main line railway routes, and therefore make them more cost effective.
Association of Community Rail Partnerships
The Association of Community Rail Partnerships is funded by the Department for Transport as an umbrella group to support CRPs and station friends groups. The association shares ideas and best practice among its members through various channels including conferences and seminars and a quarterly magazine Train Times, also a monthly electronic newsletter. An annual Community Rail Awards event is held each autumn on a different community railway around the country each year.
ACoRP website is as follows -: http://acorp.uk.com/
There are more than fifty CRPs most supporting just one line but some, such as the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership encompass several nearby routes. The Heart of Wessex line covers the one route from Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth, and the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership covers the line from Swindon to Salisbury. The Severnside Community Rail Partnership covers the area from Gloucester to Taunton and Bath Spa to Pilning and the areas in between.
Severnside Community Rail Partnership website -: http://www.severnside-rail.org.uk/
TransWilts Community Rail Partnerhsip website-: http://www.twcrp.org.uk/
Heart of Wessex Community Rail Partnership website - http://www.heartofwessex.org.uk/
Rail Users Groups (RUG)
Rail User Groups campaign for improvements to services in their particular area. Railfuture provides a forum in which they can exchange ideas and experiences, coordinate rail development priorities, and contribute to the argument for a better rail service nationally. The two groups mentioned below are Rail Users Groups and are open to membership from concerned locals and residents and organisations.
Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - (FOSBR) website -: http://www.fosbr.org.uk/
West Wiltshire Users Rail Group (WWRUG) website -: http://www.wwrug.org.uk/
The Friends of Bruton and Castle Cary website -: http://www.brutoncarytrains.co.uk/
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