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




Important notice

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



Every year our Areas and Groups organise about 28,000 walks, each led by a volunteer walks leader. To ensure that these walks are safe, walks leaders often carry out a pre-walk ‘recce’, for which they may incur out-of-pocket expenses. Although we would like to be able to reimburse all such expenses, unfortunately we do not have sufficient funds available to do this. In practice, the vast majority of our walks leaders do not claim any expenses incurred in carrying out pre-walk recces, and we are very grateful for this.


However, we recognise that some walks leaders may not be able to afford to pay their own recce costs, and we recommend in this case that Areas and Groups meet any such reasonable expenses where claimed. We would not expect volunteers to have to provide evidence of their financial circumstances and as such, there is an element of trust in the individual concerned.


However, this national Ramblers Asscociation policy has been adapted for use by Wessex Wanderer Railway Walks,  as the national policy is not based on reimbursing public transport costs .  Therefore would leaders and co-leaders please read the A4 documents prior to pre-walking a walk and where appropriate inform the Walks Coordiantor if you wish to make a claim.  Each claim will be dealt with individually and privately.


Leaders and co-leaders would not be expected to provide evidence of their financial circumstances and each claim will be dealt with individually and privately.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Walks Coordinator direct.

Ramblers Treasurers Policy FIN014
Volunteers Expenses - updated August 2012
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Wessex Wanderer Railway Walks - local guidance notes to FIN014 - updated 3rd January 2017
Maximum claim for a leader and co-leader is £18.50 each
Please read all guidance notes
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Claim form for Wessex Wanderer Railway Walks - updated December 2013
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Need a receipt for a claim? Advice from Frist Great Western with additional notes
Receipt Information from FGW.pdf
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