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


Cotswold walking - bluebird coaches

A Wessex Rambler has already booked on this for August 2016 - plenty of twin/double rooms available

If you are interested  book direct with Bluebird coaches - details below


Walks instructions are given and thus self-guided and plenty of time to look at town  after





Detailed itinerary.........


Morning departure from Dorset to Gloucester with time for lunch in the city centre. Meet at the cathedral during the afternoon for a guided tour of one of the most magnificent gothic buildings in the world - spectacular and serene, a real treat! Later check-in to our hotel just a few miles outside of the city and after settling in enjoy dinner.



"Walk: Broadway and the Tower". An enchanting 4 mile walk through the picturesque Cotswold high street of Broadway, along historic tracks and up to the intriguing Broadway Tower with spectacular views across the Severn Vale and into Wales. Some steep sections and stiles - average walk time about 2½ hours with stops for the views. There will be time to enjoy the sights, galleries, museum and gift shops in the village before returning to the hotel.

B, L, D


"Walk: The Selsey Circuit". Winding its way along the Cotswold Way from the village of King's Stanley, this 5 mile walk should take no more than 3 hours. From sheltered beech woodlands to wide open grassland, it covers the areas industrial past that shaped the landscape we love today. Wander the grandeur of Victorian mills alongside the sleepy beauty of the Stroudwater Canal - yet another face of the timeless Cotswolds. Some hills and stiles involved.
This afternoon visit Painswick Rococo Garden, a unique 18th century 6 acre garden set in a hidden Cotswold valley, with an introductory talk from the owner.

B, L, D


"Walk: The Leckhampton Loop". One of the most beautiful and varied stretches of the Cotswold Way. From rich grassland to peaceful woodland, from Iron Age remains to Victorian quarries, this walk offers a taste of the entire Cotswold landscape in 4½ miles. Average walk duration 2½ hours - fairly easy, some steep sections, no stiles. Spend some time in Cheltenham this afternoon, the most complete Regency spa town in England - handsome buildings, fine parks, broad avenues and an elegant atmosphere.

B, L, D


From hotel after breakfast we drive southwards through the hills and stop short of Bath.
"Walk: The walk into Bath". Discover a true sense of pilgrimage with this wonderful walk into the heart of Bath. Follow the Cotswold Way as it slides from open hill top into historic city, winding its way through farmland and down bustling alleyways to its crescendo at the majestic Bath Abbey. 6 mile moderate walk - some steep sections, one stile - about 3½ hours. Coach will leave Bath at 4:00pm to drive back to Dorset - home late afternoon.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


This is not a formal Wessex Wanderer Railway Walk event, but poeple can book and go if they wish and have a pleasureable week away  with  self guided  walks  and sightseeing included -


Bluebird Coaches (Weymouth) Ltd

88 The Esplanade





Website www.bluebirdcoaches.com


Tel  01305 782353


This is a Weymouth based event

Broadway tower - which is visited Tuesday

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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