Walks

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by Corinne

Walk for February

Sunday, 25 February at 9.30:  MIDSOMER NORTON TO BUCKLAND DINHAM, CYCLE PATH

This wonderful cycle path allows the walker a chance to stay relatively dry without having to trundle through deep, wet mud as is the case this winter!  Starting early on this walk should prove invaluable as we can hear the many beautiful bird songs as they  make their nests, and appreciate the snowdrops, croci and daffodils, delicately emerging from the hedgerow.  We will pass though Radstock, ‘one of the best preserved former coal-mining towns in all of England and home to the Radstock Mining Museum’ before taking a short 10 minute break at Kilmersdon, without leaving the cycle path.  We will continue on to the end of the path at Great Elm and finally  Buckland Dinham.

This section of the cycle path is just under 10 miles in length and should be completed in well under 4 hours.

As this is a linear route, please meet at Buckland Dinham church at 9.00 am to arrange a lift share,  unless you wish to make your own arrangements.  Please park at the free car parks on South Street, Midsomer Norton:  Post code BA3 2UW.  We will gather at the Car Park entrance.

This is a long walk but the pace will be moderate as there are no hills on the path and just one at the end at Buckland Dinham.

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Completed walks

Friday, 29th December:  Buckland Dinham.   Well, despite the awakening to wind and heavy rain early on this morning, we were treated to sunshine and clear blue skies as the morning progressed.  The going across footpaths and bridle paths  was not as wet as suspected, and the views were greatly enjoyed.  Mince pies and drinks were appreciated at the end of a 3 hour walk of some 7 miles.  Well done to the those that joined me.

Sunday, 12 November:  Hill Deverill.   Though we had sunshine, a fresh breeze and a minimal amount of rain and the going quite wet in places, I think those that joined me this morning will agree it was a testing yet hugely enjoyable walk with fabulous panoramic views.  Well done to everyone.

Sunday, 8 October: Edington.  I could not have asked for a more beautiful morning than this morning.  Sunshine, warmth, clarity and calm.  We all enjoyed a wonderful walk and having completed it with an hour to spare, we enjoyed refreshments in the fabulous farm shop nearby.