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Via the Corston brook to a planning meeting

20 Nov 2017 | Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Group

An 8 mile stroll among autumn scenery from the western outskirts of Bath via Newton St Looe to Stanton Prior along the Corston brook. The route skirted Bath Spa university campus and its' lakes created for a former capability Brown landscape garden. Lunch was taken in the churchyard at Stanton Prior, a small village nestling at the head of the valley and the return leg followed the opposing valley side to join the former Midland railway line back to Bath.

The planning meeting following the walk resulted in ...
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Burgh Island

14 Nov 2017 | Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset Groups

The last couple of walks were plagued by the weather and one having to be postponed until a future date. This time things turned out for the better and walkers were greeted with a brisk chilly wind and sunshine.

Two dogs and 10 walkers set off towards Burgh Island, famous for being used in various TV programmes including Agatha Christie's "Evil Under the Sun", via fields and a couple of energetic climbs. We came across wonderful views over to Bantham Sands, Burgh Island and Star Point. We descended ...
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Garnswllt near Pontardulais aka The Rainbow walk

14 Nov 2017 | West Wales, Women Groups

Russ and the month of November seem to have some sort of affinity.He has led a walk at this time of year for quite a few years now and we have been blessed with very decent weather given what could be thrown at us at this time of year.Apart from two quite sharp but short showers, which included a little bit of hail for good measure it was sunny but cold, ideal autumn walking weather.

On the drive to the start of the walk the rainbow colours were twinkling down at us from a bright blue sky and they continued on the walk and we were priveledged to glimpse 3 or 4 or more beautifully coloured rainbows high above....
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Welford on Avon, 12th Nov 2017.

13 Nov 2017 | South Midlands Group

At the end of the last report on a South Mids walk their excellent group coordinator Mark Parker denied that he was dictatorial, as the pantomime season approaches I have to say “oh yes he is”. But to be honest he only wants the best for his group. So I was told to do a walk near Stratford upon Avon. The first two routes I reccied were rejected by Mark. 1. Bidford. Being too near the Avon that might flood. 2. Hampton Lucy. Not having a pub stop/toilets at lunch time. At which point a new criteria of avoiding war memorials at 11....
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