WESSEX WANDERER RAILWAY WALKS
WESSEX WANDERER RAILWAY WALKS

ADVANCED NOTICES

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

06/2017

WALK 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

FESTIVALS

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.

http://walkbradfordonavon.org/bradford-on-avon-walking-festival/

 

SPECIAL SCHEMES

Want discounted travel?

Please see the following section regarding this

http://www.wessexrailwaywalks.org.uk/frequently-asked-questions/rail-cards-discounts/

includes all rail cards and the discount scheme between Westbury and Weymouth

 

OR Plus Bus details can be found on

http://www.wessexrailwaywalks.org.uk/frequently-asked-questions/plus-bus-details/

Bus companies in the area and timetables for possible walks during the season

Just the ticket
Bristol Ominbus Company bus

These are the websites if you wish to check connections to and from train stations.

 

Buses indicated further on in this page, will generally be buses used to and from walks or as an option to the trains.  These lists are not fully comprehensive, and if anyone knows of any more details please use the contact button on the final page of this website, and the webmaster will ensure that details are up to date as soon as possible. 

 

Some places like Bath and Bristol have too many options, please check the relevant local bus company for routes, times etc, which can change on a rapid basis.

 

Some leaders may find this section useful, for options for making walks shorter, but again please check the relevant websites for up-to-date information

 

First Group - operate buses in various areas throughout Avon, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire

Website -: http://www.firstgroup.com/

 

Bristol Ferry Boat Company (operates from Temple Quay - close to Bristol Temple Meads railway station and may provide an alternative to buses in central Bristol)

http://www.bristolferry.com/index.php

 

Severnside Transport Ltd (North Bristol)

http://www.severnsidetransport.co.uk/index.html

 

Wessex Buses (previously known as Wessex Connect)

http://www.wessexbus.com/

Covers Bristol and Bath areas as well as UWE and Bristol University

 

The ABus Company (provide buses in Bristol, Keynsham, Bath etc) Look at website for confirmation where and when they go and useful as an extra means of getting to and from a walk)

http://www.abus.co.uk/

 

Bugler coaches - service 18B Bath only

http://www.buglercoaches.co.uk/

The operate a couple of other buses but not related to walks or getting to a train station 

 

South West Coaches -  Based in the heart of Somerset with depots in Wincanton, Yeovil and Portland

http://www.southwestcoaches.co.uk/

 

The Nippy Bus Company

http://www.nippybus.co.uk/

Covers the Taunton, Castle Cary, Bruton and many of the surrounding villages

 

Damory coaches - based in Blandford Forum

http://www.damory.co.uk/

 

Wilts & Dorset Bus company

http://morebus.co.uk/

 

Sureline buses - Sureline - blue buses from Portland to Weymouth and Dorchester http://www.countrybus.co.uk/sureline.htm

 

CT Plus - http://ctplusbristol.org/

 

Kings Ferry - http://www.thekingsferry.co.uk/north-bristol/home  Primarily from North Somerset

 

Fare Saver  - based in Chippenham, Wiltshire http://faresaver.co.uk/index.php

 

Brisstol Ferry boat company - an alternative to buses in central Bristol

Trowbridge - Bath Bus No 94 - Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays (no Sunday service or Bank Holidays)

Trowbridge to Bath - Libra Trael - Valid from now (04/16) until further notice.

Trowbridge - Wingfield - Westwood - Freshford - Monkton Combe - Bath

Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays

No Sunday service or Bank holidays

Trowbridge to Bath from now (04/2016)
No Sunday service
Trowbridge94.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [143.3 KB]

Weymouth to Portland Service - Bus No 1

This bus service appears to change on a regular basis - please check the website for further details at www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/dorset/ and put in route Number 1

1 Weymouth - Wyke Regis - Portland

Via Chiswell - Fortuneswell - Easton - Weston - Southwell

Monday to Fridays

No 1 Weymouth to Portland (Monday to Friday) From Sunday 8th May 2016 until further notice (05/2016)
Operator First Bus - Dorset
No1MontoFri08052016ufn.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [16.6 KB]
No 1 Weymouth to Portland (Saturday) From Sunday 8th May 2016 until further notice (05/2016)
Operator - First Bus - Dorset
No1Sat08052016toUFn.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [15.6 KB]
No 1 Weymouth to Portland (Sunday) - from Sunday 8th May 2016 until further notice (05/2016)
Operator - First Bus - Dorset
No1Sun08052016toUFN.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [10.8 KB]

Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach - Timetable no 6 (Central)

Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach Line - Sunday 15th May 2016 to Saturday 10th December 2016 - Central 6 (05/16)
Operator - Great Western Railway
GW1605.C06.A7.490094.00.Web.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [105.9 KB]

Bristol Park and Ride No 902 and 904 CT plus

Use this link for Bristol Park and Ride

http://www.hctgroup.org/

Bus Numbers 902 and 904

A4 Portway Park and Ride (Route 902)

Route Number 902 commencing Monday 4th November 2013 (04/15)
902 timetable 11 13.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [86.8 KB]

A4 Bath Road Park and Ride (Route 904) from Brislington

Route number 904 commencing Monday 4th November 2013 (04/15)
904 timetable 11 13.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [64.0 KB]

Long Ashton Park and Ride - Bus no 903

903 Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays) From Sunday 24th April 2016 until further notice (005/16)
903MtoFexcept PublicHols 24042016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.3 KB]
No 903 Saturday (excpet Public Holidays) from Sunday 26th April 2016 until further notice (04/16)
903SatexceptPH.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.2 KB]
Route map 903 (04/15)
City-Centre-1 903Pand R.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [523.6 KB]

Bath Park and Ride

These 3 routes operate, and the article is 8 pages long and the Bath Park and Ride operates from Lansdown, Newbridge and Odd Down - this includes times, maps etc.  English National Concessionary pass holders travel free EXCEPT before 09.00 am Monday to Friday.  Runs 7 days a week and more restricted services on Public Holidays.  For further information check the website for fares etc http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/bristol_bath/journey_planning/bath_park_ride/

Bath Park and Ride - Lansdown, Newbridge and Odd Down - 8 pages Effective from February 2014 until further notice (04/16)
Bath Park Ride Leaflet 2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [904.1 KB]
Timetable valid from March 2015 until further notice No 21, 31 and 41 - separate timetables on next summary page (04/16)
Bath_Park_Ride_V4a.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.3 MB]
South west coaches

Bath to Frome X34 Faresaver

X34 - Chippenahm, Larkham, Melksham, Trowbridge and Frome wef Monday 7th December 2015 until further notice (04/16)
34mtofpluss0712.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [23.5 KB]

Bath to Frome Service Bus No 267

No 267 (Monday - Friday except Public Holidays) Bath - Frome via Hinton Charterhouse, Norton St Philip, Beckington From Sunday 26th April 2016 until further notice (04/16)
267mtof24062016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.6 KB]
No 267 (Saturdays except Public Holidays) - Bath - Frome via Hinton Charterhouse, Norton St Philip, Beckington from Sunday 26th April 2016 until further notice (04/16)
267sat26042016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.4 KB]
No 267 (Sundays and Public Holidays except Christmas day and Boxing day) - Bath - Frome via Hinton Charterhouse, Norton St Philip, Beckington From Sunday 26th April 2016until further notice (04/16)
267sun24042016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.3 KB]

Bath to Warminster via Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge and Westbury - Bus no 265

Bath to Salsibury via Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury and Warminster - Bus No 265

No 265/265 - Monday to Friday except Public Holidays From Sunday 24th April 2016 until further notice (04/2016)
265mtof26042016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [16.7 KB]
No 265/265 Saturdays except Public Holidays - From Sunday 24th April 2016 until further notice (04/2016)
265sat24042016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [14.2 KB]
No 265/265 Sundays & Public Holidays (except Christmas Day & Boxing Day) - From Sunday 24th April 2016 until further notice (04/2016)
265sun24042016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.7 KB]
First bus livery

Steeple Ashton to Trowbridge - Bus no 77 & 85

Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays - From 29th July 2013 (04/15)
No77SAtoTRW.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [176.2 KB]

Bus No 96 - Bradford on Avon, Monkton Farleigh, South Wraxall, Trwobridge - operated by Libra (Monday to Friday service - not public holidays) From 29 |July 2013 (04/15)

No 96 - Trowbridge, Monkton Farleigh, Bradford on Avon - 29/07/2013 Until further notice (04/15)
No 96 (Libra) Bardford on Avon, Monkton [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [64.4 KB]

Maiden Newton - Bus no 73

No 73 - Maiden Newton to Bridport via Tollerpocorum and Powerstock - Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) From Monday 7th April 2014 (04/15)
73 service - apr 14.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [104.7 KB]

Yeovil to Castle Cary (and Bruton) - Bus no 1

No 1 Yeovil - Castle Cary - Shepton Mallett via Marston Magna, Sparkford, Bruton, Ditcheat, Evercreech - Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) and Saturdays From Monday 18th November 2013 (04/15
South West Coaches
1 service - nov 13.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [69.8 KB]

Yeovil Town service - bus number 68

Bus No 68 - Yeovil Pen Mill to Yeovil Junction via the town centre (Monday to Saturday NOT Public Holidays) From Monday 4th February 2013 (04/15) South West Coaches
68 service - feb 13.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [13.8 KB]

Yeovil - Bus no 81 Yeovil to South Petherton

No 81 - Yeovil to South Petherton - Monday to Saturday (not Public Holidays) From Monday 31st August 2015 (04/2016) - South West Coaches
81 SERVICE - PUBLIC - SEPT 2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [45.0 KB]
Wessex buses in Bristol & Bath

Yeovil to Sherborne and beyond - see timetables (57 Yeovil - Sherborne (South Avenue))

No 57 Monday to Friday - from Sunday 15th March 2015 until further notice
Bus operator - First Bus
57sat15032015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.7 KB]
No 57 Saturdays From Sunday 15th March 2015 until further notice (04/16)
Operator First Bus
57sat15032015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.7 KB]

58 Yeovil - Sherborne - Wincanton

Via Milborne Port - Henstridge - Templecombe

 

58A Yeovil - Sherborne - Stalbridge - Wincanton

Via Milborne Port - Henstridge - Templecombe

Nos 58/58A - Mondays to Fridays - Sunday 15th April 2015 until further notice (04/15)
58plus a montofri.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [9.1 KB]
No 58 and 58A Saturdays From Sunday 15th March 2015 until further notice (04/15)
58etcsat.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.7 KB]
Wessex connect in Bristol

Dorchester to Yeovil via Maiden Newton - bus no 212

212 - Mondays to Fridays except Public Holidays - From Sunday 20th March 2015 (04/2016)
Operator - Damory
Route212 200415.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [187.7 KB]

Dorchester to Broadwindsor - bus number 213

Number 213 Damory coaches From 3rd December 2012 Until further notice (04/2016)
212 Boradwindor.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [22.8 KB]

These services may change on a more regular basis, please check the website for First Group in the Dorset Area -  now the 53/X51/X53  with the X54 separate

 

53 - Bridport to Beaminster via Bradpole - Melplash

 

X51 - Dorchester - Bridport - Axminster

via Poundbury, Chideock, Charmouth, Lyme Regis

 

X53 - Dorchester - Bridport - Axminster

via Portesham, Chideock, Charmouth, Lyme Regis

 

X54 - Weymouth  - Wareham - Poole

via Osmington - Wool - Hamworthy

 

X55 - Littlesa Holiday Park - Weymouth - Lulworth - Wool - Tank Museum via Preston - Osmington - Durdle Door Park Saturdays only (05/2016) though daily from Saturday 28th May 2016 until Sunday 4th September 2016 (updated again 05/2016)

Dorchester/ Weymouth Buses

53/X51/X53 Mondays to Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

53/X51/X53 - Monday to Friday only - from Sunday 8th May 2016 until further notice (05/2016)
Operator - First Bus Dorset
53X51X53MontoFri08052016toUFN.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [27.8 KB]
53/X51/X53 Saturdays - from Sunday 8th May 2016 until further notice
Operator First Bus Dorset
53X51X53Sat08052016to UFN.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [18.8 KB]
53/X51/X53 Sundays - From Sunday 8th May 2016 until further notice (05/2016)
Operator First Bus - Dorset
53x51x53Sun08052016toUFN.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [18.8 KB]

X54 Mondays to Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

X54 Mondays to Fridays - from Sunday 22nd May 2016 until further notice (05/2016)
This appears to change on a more regular basis and will check when viably possible
Operator First Bus
X54NontoFri22052016ufn.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.4 KB]
X54 - Saturdays - from Sunday 22nd May 2016 until further notice (05/2016)
Operator First Bus - Dorset
This seems to change on a more regular basis and will check when viable possible
X54Sat22052016ufn.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.9 KB]
Sundays - from Sunday 22nd May 2016 until further notice (05/2016)
Operator - First bus - Dorset
This seems to change at different times and I will check when viably possible
X54Sun22052016ufn.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.9 KB]

X55 - Saturdays only

X55 - Saturdays only - from Sunday 22nd May 2016 to Saturday 7th April 2018 (05/2016)
Operator - First Bus Dorset
X55Satsonly.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.6 KB]
X55 daily - from Satruday 28th May 2016 until Sunday 4th Setpember 2016
Operator First Bus
Dorset X55daily28052016until sun04092016[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [9.3 KB]
No 6 Poundbury bus - all days (Mon to Fri and Sat) 04/16
Damory coaches - Dorchester - Poundbury - Dorchester
No6DorchesterPundbury.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [218.4 KB]

Weymouth Park and Ride (Mount Pleasant Car Park)

WEYMOUTH PARK AND RIDE

Further information on the Park and Ride in Weymouth can be found on the following website

 

http://www.dorsetforyou.com/travel-dorset/roads-and-driving/parking/park-and-ride-services/weymouth-park-and-ride

 

Park and Ride is currently closed - re-opening for the summer season  (04/2016)

DORCHESTER PARK AND RIDE

Use the following website for Dorchester park and ride

https://www.dorsetforyou.com/travel-dorset/roads-and-driving/parking/park-and-ride-services/dorchester-park-and-ride

NB - this service is Monday to Friday only

Market day is on Wednesdays

PRD - Mondays to Fridays only from Monday 5th January 2015 until further notice (04/05)
prdORCCHESTER.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [17.9 KB]

No 502 - Weymouth to Littlesea Haven Holiday Centre via Fiveways - this route could change on a regular basis - please check the website (07/2016)

502 Leaflet from Saturday 12th March 2016 (07/2016)
502 - Leaflet final 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.4 MB]
502 - Mondays to Fridays - From Sunday 17th July 2016 until further notice (07/2016)
Operator - First Bus
502montofri.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.8 KB]
502 - Saturdays - From Sunday 17th July 2016 until further notice (07/2016)
Operator - First Bus
502sat.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.8 KB]
502 - Sundays - From Sunday 27th July 2016 until further notice - (07/2016)
Operator - First Bus
502sun.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.8 KB]

Dorchester to Weymouth OR Weymouth to Dorchester

No  14 Portland - Weymouth - Dorchester Via Easton - Wyke Regis - Preston - Littlemoor

Mondays to Fridays only - From Sunday 8th May 2016 until further notice
First Bus - Dorset
14montofrionly08052016ufn.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.5 KB]

No 101 - Damory coaches Owermoigne, Crossways, Broadmayne

Mondays to Fridays - except public holidays From Sunday 2nd November 2014
damory web_service 101.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [147.6 KB]
Red London Bus

TIMETABLES ARE FOR INFORMATION ONLY AND WILL BE UPDATED ACCORDINGLY AND PLEASE CHECK THE RELEVANT WEBSITES FOR CORRECT AND CURRENT DETAILS

Damory bus

Ramblers' Association, 2nd Floor, Camelford House, 87 -90 Embankment Road, LONDON SE1 7TW

Tel -: 020 7339 8500

E-mail: ramblers@ramblers.org.uk

Web: www.ramblers.org.uk

 

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

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