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



Wednesday 20th September 2017

Leader is now Ann Light

Tel -: 0117 979 8628

Please note that the train time from Bristol Temple Meads at 10.22 and arrives arrives Bradford on Avon at 10.46 calls at Bath Spa only


For those who wish to get on at Keynsham, Oldfield Park, Freshford and Avoncliff please catch the 09.49 from Bristol Temple Meads and arrives at Bradford on Avon at 10.22


Walk details remain the same




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



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
Adobe Acrobat document [107.0 KB]
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
Adobe Acrobat document [100.4 KB]
Claim form for Wessex Wanderer Railway Walks - updated December 2013
Adobe Acrobat document [135.6 KB]
Need a receipt for a claim? Advice from Frist Great Western with additional notes
Receipt Information from FGW.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [178.7 KB]
The Ramblers Logo badges come in different colours Leaders Badges

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

Print Print | Sitemap
© Ann Light