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!

September Walk: Wednesday 26th September – the lavender fields at Faulkland

Meet/Park: The walk will commence at 10.15am. Start point and parking is at the Somerset Lavender Fields, Horse Pond Farm, Faulkland, Radstock, BA3 5WA – situated on the A366 Trowbridge to Radstock road.(Approximately 40 minute car ride from Keevil). Map Ordnance Survey Explorer 142. Shepton Mallet & Mendip Hills East, grid ref: 739 545.

Distance: approx. 4.5 miles, walking time about 3 hours.

Terrain: The walk has no major hills but there are some stiles.

This is an opportunity to have a saunter in the fields of Somerset with a real old fashioned feel. Experience the sights and sounds of this glorious part of the world.

Heading from the lavender fields into farming country where there are great views across Somerset and Wiltshire. A visit to three small villages and two country churches en route. One of them is a gorgeous little old church situated in a farm yard.Take in streams and woodland on good paths with a few very quiet lanes. This is indeed a great idyllic walk for all to enjoy and certainly not to be missed.

Lunch: At the Somerset Lavender Garden, Horse Pond Farm, Faulkland BA3 5WA. Please contact Tony or Rachel to select your food choice if you haven’t already seen a menu.

Contact: Walk leaders are Rachel and Tony Howe (870661). Please contact them if you wish to join the walk or require further details by no later than Friday 21st September.

October Walk: Tuesday 23rd October – Poulshot-Rowde-Caen Hill round

Meet/Park: 9.30am at The Raven Pub, Poulshot

Distance: approx. 5.7 miles

Terrain: A circular walk on public footpaths and bridleways, towpath and (briefly) pavement, with a chance to walk through the recently (2012) planted Diamend Jubilee Wood with beautiful views. Mostly flat except through the Jubilee Wood path which climbs gently to the car park at the top of Caen Hill Flight. Five stiles, one of them quite high.

Lunch: At The Raven. Menu will be sent out in early October. Please confirm your attendance and food choices by Friday 19th October.

Contact: Walk leaders John Tucker (871601 email and Paul Lenaerts (870186 email

November Walk: Wednesday 14th November – Bromham

Advance notice from walkleader Colin, who is planning to follow one of the Bromham walks which start and finish at the Greyhound Inn; it should be about 4 miles.

Walks and Leaders 2018-19 season
  • APRIL 2018 – Myra Link and Vic Manning 24th April
  • MAY – Sarah Dow Tuesday 15th May
  • JUNE – Isobel Geddes Wednesday 13th June
  • JULY – Bob Ayres Tuesday 10th July
  • AUGUST – Pete and Grace Gardner Tuesday 7th August
  • SEPTEMBER – Rachel and Tony Howe Wednesday 26th September
  • OCTOBER – Paul Lenaerts and John Tucker Tuesday 23rd October
  • NOVEMBER – Colin Dimbylow Wednesday 14th November
  • DECEMBER – Bryan Banfield
  • JANUARY 2019 – Geoff West
  • FEBRUARY – Barbara Lewendon
  • MARCH – Suzanne Wickham
  • APRIL – Isobel Geddes

Minutes of the Annual Planning meeting 8th February 2018: Walking Group Meeting notes of 8.2.18 and monthly list 2018-2019

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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. For more information contact Tony and Rachel Howe on 01380 870661 or email