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
In various pages of the website, it is talked about Plus Bus - in certain areas you can have this added to the train ticket at the time of purchase, and this covers Bristol, Bath, Yeovil and Weymouth (including Portland)
The website is www.plusbus.info/
Attached is 4 maps showing the areas that are covered and please note not all walks that we operate are covered by Plus Bus, so either a Universal Bus Pass can be used or the additonal bus fare will have to be paid on the ay.
If this information is available prior to the walk then an endeavour will be found to find the cost of any bus fares for those who have to pay it.
When using Plus Bus, if you do not have a Universal Bus Pass but have a discounted rail card (ie Seniors, Disabled, Young Persons etc) a discount is also available with card on the purchase of a Plus Bus.
The 4 map areas on below
FAQs about PLUSBUS
Q - What is PLUSBUS ?
A Simply, it is a bus pass that you buy with your train ticket. It gives you unlimited bus and tram travel (on participating operators' services) around the whole urban area of the rail served-town.
You can have a PLUSBUS ticket to start your journey (to get to the station) and / or to complete your journey (from station to the final destination).
Q - When can I use it?
A - A PLUSBUS ticket is valid all day from first bus to mid-night. Buy a single, day retrun or period retrun train ticket and you can buy daily PLUSBUS tickets. Commuters can buy a weekly, monthly or an annual PLUSBUS season with their rail season ticket.
Q - Where can I use it?
A - A PLUSBUS ticket gives you the freedon of the urban bus network by participating operators. Check the user-friendly online travel maps and journey planner at -: http://www.plusbus.info/
For PLUSBUS details for a specific town, simply add "/townname" to the website address e.g
1) http://www.plusbus.info/bristol-tm For the Bristol area
2) http://www.plusbus.info/bath For the Bath area
3) http://www.plusbus.info/yeovil for the Yeovil area
4) http://www.plusbus.info/weymouth for the Weymouth and Portland areas
(this is just for the area of our line and walks but please be aware that there are many other areas that are covered with the Bus Plus scheme)
Q - Why bother?
A - PLUSBUS can save you time, money and is just so convenient. You do not need to worry about change for the bus fares, or car parking fees. It is a win-win situation.
Q - Where can I buy the PLUSBUS?
A - Ask for PLUSBUS when buying your train ticket at any rail station (if there is a ticket office please ensure to use this) or when buying online from the various websites.
Q - Are there any discounts?
A - Yes - if you have got any of the following railcards then you get 33% off the price of a PLUSBUS day tickets. (ie 16 - 25 Railcard, Disabled Persons Railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, H M Forces Railcard, Seniors Railcard and Two Together Railcard)
Children (under 16 years old) pay half the adult PLUSBUS fare for day tickets.
Q - Is there a website for any updates or changes?
A Yes - go to http://www.plusbus.info/ and this will give details of all places where PLUSBUS is available
Attached is a Plus Bus Leaflet, whihc was availabe from a main line station in Bristol and is for reference only, further updates are available from www.plusbus.info/ - with all railcards a 1/3 discount can be obtained when purchasing your tickets , with all rail cards mentioend and can be used for PlusBus.
PlusBus is available just one for one day, or weekly, monthly and annual tickets can be bought, this is useful if you have to combine train and bus travel on a regular basis
The one used for Wessex Walks (with the places of Bristol, Bath, Yeovil and Weymouth) is the one above but PlusBus is available all over the United Kingdon (ie England, Scotland and Wales). So if your are going on holiday or a day trip in any other area then you can use PlusBus
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