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Event Reports from Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Group


Merely a walk 6 May 2018

14 May 2018 | Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Group

A cloudless sky and temperatures indecently high for early May welcomed a dozen cheerful souls (and two dogs) to the panoramic delights of south west Wiltshire.

Starting with a steep ascent from Mere to the site of its castle, the walk followed field paths and by-ways via the Stourhead estate before rising to Whitesheet hill. This is an area of downland beyond the south west corner of Salisbury plain, affording fine (if hazy) views in all directions. The return to Mere was a leisurely descent, finishing with a fascinating stroll through the town itself....
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Keynsham and Queen Charlton 15 April 2018

16 Apr 2018 | Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Group

In spite of the ominous weather forecast ten walkers assembled outside St John the Baptist Church in Keynsham. In the event, there was some drizzle at times during the walk, but the temperatures were very pleasant and the views of the surrounding countryside quite extensive. Before commencing the main walk, we visited the nearby roman ruins and site of Keynsham Abbey.

Once outside Keynsham, just after passing almshouses built for the widows of soldiers killed in the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685, we followed tracks and paths to Queen Charlton, a pretty village green surrounded by stone cottages and an imposing parish church....
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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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Christmas lunch at the Avon Valley Railway

3 Dec 2017 | Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Group

18 hungry guys arrived at the Avon Valley Railway looking forward to another of Bridget's tasty Christmas menu's. We were also treated to a surprise tour of the railway yard where we saw some superb vintage locos having a makeover! Many of our group were surprisingly knowledgeable about old boilers, rusty chains & axle grease. We hope to do it all again next year.
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