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
Tuesday 18th February 2014
The annual Wessex Wanderers Railway Walks get together took place at the market town of Castle Cary and was very well organised by Sylvia (a leader from the Avon Area of the Ramblers Association).
A good start to the day as the trains arrived on time in both directions at around 10.00 am. Sylvia then described where the walk was due to go – in all 15 people came on the walk, whilst the others ether went to find a cup of coffee somewhere in Caste Cary or arrived later.
The walk was about 4 miles long and in glorious weather, with some mud in places with the torrential rain fall that has occurred over the last few weeks and months. The walk went uphill from the station following the Monarchs Way to Lower Ansford and the outskirts of Castle Cary to South Cary and the Macmillan Way West to Cockhill and to Abbey Cottages and up to the view point at Lodge Hill (a height of 154 metres above sea level) before dropping downhill back to Castel Cary for lunch at 1 pm.
Lunch was provided at the White Hart pub, and there were around 28 in all for lunch, and whilst we were waiting for lunch to be served there was a quiz, and this was to see how observant people were on stations up and down the line – questions such as, how many stations are request stops and list them in order of either North to South or South to North and there were about 30 questions.
Lunch was then served and the main course was a nut roast or roast beef and vegetables and a choice of deserts, of apple crumble with custard or cream, rice pudding, or sticky toffee pudding. A very nice lunch was had by all.
Answers to the quiz were given and prizes given out for this (Norman from Yeovil with 27 points) and for the work during the previous season of 2014.
The rest of the afternoon was left free until the trains’ home t just after 4 pm (16.09 to Weymouth and 16.10 towards Bristol Temple Meads) so the timings for going home were brilliant and again the trains were on time.
A very well organised day and thanks goes to Sylvia for all her hard work in organising the day and for those who enjoyed the day an excellent start to the New Year (rather belated but of course it is always a good start to what is a dull time of year) and of course a leader is always responsible for organising the weather too, however good or bad, even though some things are beyond peoples control.
The link for the photographs for the day are below
Ramblers' Association, 2nd Floor, Camelford House, 87 -90 Embankment Road, LONDON SE1 7TW
Tel -: 020 7339 8500
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