AUGUST BIMBLE: Wednesday 31st August: Saltford

Starting point and parking: at The Crown, Saltford

Terrain: A delightful walk along the river Avon from Saltford to the Jolly Sailor for refreshment, before returning to the Crown for lunch. Further details to follow.

Lunch: at The Crown, Saltford

Walk Leader: Geoff West 01380 870425 or g.west3@pobroadband.co.uk- please contact Geoff if you’d like to join the walk and/or join for lunch.

SEPTEMBER RAMBLE: Wednesday 14th September: 

Septembers ramble will be a delightful 5.5 mile walk through the gentle rolling countryside of the eastern Mendip Hills south of Bath between Norton St Philip (only half an hour’s drive away) and Faulkland. Full details, including which pub we’ll lunch at, to follow once reccy complete, but either way we’ll include a brief drop-in to the Tuckers Grave Inn, one of the oldest traditional cider houses in Somerset, and one of only six pubs left in the country with no actual bar it remains practically unchanged since WW1.

Walk Leader: Sarah Dow, please get in touch if you’d like to join the walk or for lunch: contact callymosh@yahoo.co.uk, 01380 871729 or 07870 909757

SEPTEMBER BIMBLE: Wednesday 28th September: Avoncliff

Starting point and parking: at the Cross Guns, Avoncliff

Terrain: A smashing tow-path walk from Avoncliff into Bradford on Avon and back for lunch at the Cross Guns. Further details to follow.

Lunch: at the Cross Guns, Avoncliff

Walk Leader: Geoff West 01380 870425 or g.west3@pobroadband.co.uk- please contact Geoff if you’d like to join the walk and/or join for lunch.


USEFUL FOOTPATH MAP SYSTEM

See article here from West Wilts Rambling Group about local footpath improvement and maintenance. Also a really useful link to the Wiltshire Council Rights of Way Explorer map


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KEEVIL WALKERS ANNUAL MEETING 2020

Minutes: NOTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE KEEVIL WALKERS HELD ON THURSDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 2020 AT LITTLE MARTINS

BIMBLING NOTE: In 2019 we added some shorter summer walks to the usual schedule; we intended to continue this in 2020, however Covid-19 put paid to activities. These walks are aimed at those of us that find longer rambles and uneven terrain a bit more challenging now, but would still like to get out in the fresh air for a bimble with friends. They are no more than 3 miles, flat, on good tracks and paths, and without stiles. As always, we start and end at at a pub and will stop for a coffee break on the way, either in a cafe if available or bring a flask, ending up at the pub for lunch. There’s no rush, just steady bimbles to relax into and enjoy.

RAMBLES, BIMBLES and walk leaders 2022-23 season

  • MARCH 2022 Bimble – Geoff West 22nd March, Devizes canal walk
  • APRIL Ramble – Isobel Geddes, 26th April, Pear Tree Hill & Erlestoke Wood
  • MAY Ramble – Rachel & Tony Howe 13th May, North Bradley
  • JUNE Ramble – Bob Ayres 15th June Heytesbury
  • JUNE Bimble – Geoff West 29th June, Corton
  • JULY Ramble – Rachel & Tony Howe 6th July Somerset Coal Canal
  • JULY Bimble – Geoff West 27th July, Salisbury
  • AUGUST Ramble – Jan & Steve Ryan 17th August, Erlestoke
  • AUGUST Bimble – Geoff West 31st August, Saltford
  • SEPTEMBER Ramble – Sarah Dow 14th September, Norton St Philip
  • SEPTEMBER Bimble – Geoff West 28th September, Avoncliff
  • OCTOBER Ramble – John Tucker
  • NOVEMBER Ramble – Geoff West
  • DECEMBER Ramble – Sarah Dow
  • JANUARY 2023 Ramble – Colin Dimbylow
  • FEBRUARY 2023 Ramble – Barbara Lewendon
  • MARCH 2023 Ramble – Geoff West

History of the Walking Group

It’s all thanks to Ray Ward who started the group over 25 years ago, ably assisted by David Bodman who together until recently organised numerous fascinating walks throughout the area.

We continue their legacy by meeting once a month for a walk which is always followed by a fabulous pub lunch. Walks vary, usually between 4 – 6 miles, and we pace ourselves to suit the slowest walker, with time to enjoy the countryside views.

A recent introduction are walks known as Bimbles instigated by Geoff West which run mainly in the summer months for those who prefer even shorter walks with easier terrain.

New walkers are always welcome whether to just participate or organise a walk for the group!
Full details of forthcoming walks are published in the Village Magazine and here on the village website (and promoted on the Buzz Roundup).

For more information please contact Tony and Rachel Howe on 01380 870661 or email racheltony19@gmail.com

BIMBLES and RAMBLES

Bimbles are shorter, easy-going walks of around 3-3.5 miles on well-established tracks and without stiles; Rambles are longer walks of 4-6+ miles with more mixed terrains and stiles. Both conclude at a pub for lunch. For further details, particularly if you would like to join us for the first time, or would like to organise and lead a walk, please contact Geoff West (870425) in connection with the Bimbles and for all other walks, Rachel and Tony Howe (870661).

All walks will take into consideration advice given by the Ramblers Association www.ramblers.org.uk whilst we continue with caution during the pandemic.

COVID AWARENESS FOR KEEVIL WALKERS
  1. If you, or any member of your household , have COVID-19 symptoms, you should not take part in any activities with the Walking Group during this time.
  2. If you, or any member of your household, are clinically vulnerable, you should take extra care to minimise contact with others. Taking part in a walk could put you and those around you, at a higher risk.
  3. You do not have to feel obliged to join the walk just because you are a listed member of the Keevil Walkers.
  4. Remember, paths can be slippery in wet weather, steep declines when muddy can be treacherous. Do not put yourself at risk if you feel you might have an accident which might lead to hospitalisation..