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)
Bookings have now been closed
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
End of season leaders meeting to be held on Friday 20th November 2015 - this has now taken place
Ann, the current Wessex Wanderer Ralway walks coordiantor is finishing at the end of this current season (2015) after 5 enjoyable and rewarding years. This is a vountary role with a difference,which not only includes the walks BUT has the added interest of the Heart of Wessex Railway line as well, which runs between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth. We are now in the 21st season, and the walks have gone from strength to strength, with a wide and varied programme. The walks cover the 4 areas that the line covers of Avon, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, so leaders and walkers come from those areas.
Call Ann for further details and use the following link for further details of what is involved.
Wessex Walks Webmaster
7th December 2015
PS This has been taken up by Joy Harrison and can be contacted on 0117 933 4998 for any queries - Ann can still take any general queries regarding leading and both Joy and Ann can be contacted through this website on the contact page, the job description is found below and is for reference
If you are interested in the role of Wessex Walks Coordinator, here are a few of the things that are involved and if you wish to pursue it further thenpleasse contact Ann (the current coordinator) on 0117 979 8628
We currently produce one programme from mid-May to mid-October the organisation and can be done around work schedules etc with some deadlines. The usual things apply to this role, interest in walking and train travel, enjoy communicating with people over the 4 areas of Avon, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire.
Most of the work can be done by e-mail but some of our leaders are not, so versalatilty and adaptability are key. This role is not just another walking programme and involves lone working but the support is there for the right person.
Apart from the two posts of Treasurer and Walk Coordinator, the other posts are appointed for the purposes of the meeting only.
This role will suit someone who is a people person and has some understanding of how the Ramblers Association works at a local group and also at area level, as well as understanding how the train system works.
Sorting out dates for the following season and encouraging leaders to put themselves forward for walks. Checking train times and walks details and getting the programme ready for printing. Helping with publicity, and programme distribution. Getting the statistics for the walks over the season. Time scales are involved
With the job is organising the end of season meeting (venue, agenda etc)
This is not a fully comprehensive list and is open to suggestions
I am happy to maintain the website and get the printing done for the programmes, and most of the distribution
Call Ann L (0117 979 8628) no later than mid-September so that a meeting can be arranged to discuss the final details and it is hoped that the new coordinator will be available for the end of season leaders meeting which will be held on Friday 20th November 2015 at Maiden Newton, Dorset (using the village hall and lunch will provided at a nominal cost) - it would be useful if the new coordinator can come to this meeting
Lunch costs on Friday 20th November 2015 - £8.50 - this is provided by the cafe in Maiden Newton - coffee/tea and bisucits provided on arrival of the 08.41 train at Maiden Newton at 10.37
Wessex Walks Coordinator (to Friday 20th November 2015)
Tel -: 0117 979 8628
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