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
Thank you to Sylvia Popham, who nominated Wessex Wanderer Railway Walks at the 2013 General Council meeting of the Ramblers Association. This was the first time that the various awards had been given out, the article explains the background of Wessex Wanderer Railway Walks, and the lead up to the successful attainment of the Partnership category of the Awards. Sylvia Popham was presented with the Partnership Award (and certificate) from Kate Asbrook, the President of the Ramblers Association. Sylvia has been leading for Wessex Wanderers Railway walks since they were first set up.
Many thanks go to all the current and previous leaders of the Wessex Wanderer Railway Walks, and these are all volunteer members of the Ramblers Asscociation, who live in the Avon, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire areas that cover the Bristol to Weymouth railway line, and they have made these walks a success over the years. Their contribution has been invaluable and must not be forgotten.
Many thanks go for the support of the train operating company (currently First Great Western) in running the service. We have also had support form the Heart of Wessex Railway Partnership and the Severnside Community Rail Partnership, in terms of financial support for our programme production, advertisements and many other ways that they have supported us. The 4 Areas (Avon, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire) have also helped with financial support and web page advertisements.
Lastly we must not forget the many walkers that have had years of enjoyment on the walks over the years, and hopefully we will be able to recruit many more walkers who will have many a happy day visiting areas that they would not get the opportunity to enjoy with the company of like minded people, and the enjoyment of the great outdoors and enjoying these walks hopefully will make new and lasting friendships.
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