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
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
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.D
"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.
"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.
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
Tel 01305 782353
This is a Weymouth based event
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