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

BIMBLERS AUGUST bimble: Tuesday 20th August – Corsham Park

Meet/park: 10am in the carpark of the Methuen Arms in Corsham, where we’ll be having lunch

Distance/terrain: A very gentle walk around the park and lake of about 2 miles on grassy tracks, no obstacles, but wear sensible footwear, especially if the weather has been wet. We should have plenty of time for a visit to the lovely church and grounds of St Bartholomew, and a meander down the High Street before lunch. Bring a flask if you fancy a cuppa by the lake or in the churchyard.

Lunch: at the Methuen Arms.  Please let Sarah Dow know by this Friday 16th August if you will be lunching as we need to pre-order – menus here: Light Lunch Menu 1 AUG 2019 | Party Menu – A la Carte | Party Menu – Desserts

Contact: Sarah Dow 01380 871729, 07870 909757, or email

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BIMBLING NOTE: In May, June, July and August, we intend to add some shorter walks (bimbles) to the usual schedule. These walks will be aimed at those of us that find longer walks and uneven terrain a bit more challenging now, but would still like to get out in the fresh air for a bimble with friends. We’ll aim to keep them to no more than 3 miles, flat, on good tracks and paths, and without stiles. We will, as always, 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 will be no rush, just steady bimbles to relax into and enjoy.

If you have any ideas about where you would like to go or what days you would like to walk, please let Geoff know, and remember this is open to everybody, not just regular walkers. Geoff West 01380 870425 e-mail (yes only one ‘f’)

Main RAMBLER Walks and Leaders 2019-20 season

  • APRIL – Isobel Geddes: Thursday 25th April, Longleat
  • MAY – Rachel and Tony Howe, cancelled
  • JUNE – Sarah Dow: Weds 12th June, Westwood-Tellisford
  • JULY – Geoff West: Tues 9th July, Marlborough
  • AUGUST – Pete and Grace Gardner
  • SEPTEMBER – Bob Ayres
  • OCTOBER – Paul Lenaerts and John Tucker
  • NOVEMBER – Colin Dimbylow
  • DECEMBER – Pete and Grace Gardner
  • JANUARY 2019 – Sarah Dow
  • FEBRUARY – Barbara Lewendon
  • MARCH – Suzanne Wickham
  • APRIL – Isobel Geddes

History of the Walking Group

Thanks to Ray Ward who started the group almost 10 years ago, and to he and David Bodman who have organised so many walks over the years.

We continue to meet once a month for walks which are always followed by a fabulous pub lunch. Walks vary, usually between 4 – 7 miles, and we pace ourselves to suit the slowest walker, with time to enjoy the views. New members are always welcome!

Full details published in the Village Magazine and here on the village website. For more information contact Tony and Rachel Howe on 01380 870661 or email