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Event Reports from Somerset Group


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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Dolebury Warren Walk - 22nd October.

23 Oct 2017 | Somerset Group

There were eleven of us altogether. Let it be said at the start that we were lucky with the weather. Except for a short burst of rain as we came down from the hill it was dry, with even a few moments of sunshine.

We had good extensive views at the top by the hill fort, mysteriously grayed by threatening clouds, and found a spot in the lee of the hill fort ramparts for lunch that gave us shelter from the very fresh breezes. Later we came across a trail of strange white arrows on the ground – they gave my uncertain leadership a boost....
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Somerset Levels & Hills in early Autumn

25 Sep 2017 | Somerset Group

Starting just outside the Youth Hostel, which looked rather like a Swiss Chalet, we descended a fairly steep woodland path to reach the base of the Poldens. After passing a typical Somerset orchard we walked along level paths and minor roads, with views along the hills in the distance, until we reached the lovely village of Dundon with some thatched roof cottages and St Andrew’s Church, which has a yew tree outside certified to be 1700 years old and some interesting features inside. We sat around the tree to eat an early lunch as we had received weather reports earlier in the day that there may be rain later in the afternoon....
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