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Event Reports from Somerset Group


Holford and the Quantock Moors

23 Apr 2018 | Somerset Group

We were especially lucky with the weather which was fine and sunny with a mild breeze. After a short walk through the village of Holford and having crossed a delightful wooded dell we began a slow climb up the hill along the edge of the Alfoxton estate. At the top, on the moors, there were fine views of the estuary and, beyond, the barely perceptible Welsh mountains. We eventually reached the trig point where the views become truly panoramic and the westerly stretch of coastline including Minehead was visible....
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A Walk at Sand Bay and Weston Woods

25 Feb 2018 | Somerset Group

A group of ten assembled at the start point at Sand Bay on a very welcome sunny day. Despite some concerns from the walk leader as to whether we may be able to begin the walk up to Sand Point due to a "Tough Ten" running race taking place in the area at the same time all worked out well, and after sharing the track upwards with some of the runners ( we were walking, they were running ) we were soon at the top of Sand Point with fine views over Sand Bay and the welsh coastline in the further distance....
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A Winter Walk in East Somerset

28 Jan 2018 | Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Groups

Walk from Nunney.

Fourteen walkers of fortitude and courage and one very well behaved dog turned up at the car park in Nunney in cloudy conditions with some drizzle. After a brief visit to the remains of Nunney Castle, sadly sacked during the Civil War, we set off through the village and followed a path which ended up alongside Nunney Brook, which was in full spate following heavy rainfall over the last week or two. Banks of snowdrops and well-developed catkins on the trees indicated that Spring is not far away....
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The Montacute Day

27 Nov 2017 | Dorset, Somerset Groups

On a cold but dry start to the day a group of fifteen of us humans and Wolfie the dog started The Montacute Day from Ham Hill Car Park for an initial two mile walk to Montacute. On the way we were shown the woodland community at Tinkers Hill and then on through a valley and woodland walk finally dropping down to Montacute.

One of our Group, Michael, had kindly offered a comfortable and warm sanctuary with tea provided for us to have our lunch stop. Some stopped at Michael's and some went on into Montacute House to the Cafe....
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