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Restarting walks - some walks listed below
There is no longer a requirement to restrict numbers or pre-book walks. However individual walk leaders may choose to do so. So please check each walk to see if numbers are restricted and booking is required.On all walks a register will still be taken of those walking on the day for test and trace purposes. We would welcome offers of walks to help fill our Autumn walk programme, please contact the relevant walk programme co-ordinator listed below for more information and to check available dates. (updated 8th Sept 2021)

Wednesday afternoon walks: 4 - 6 miles, with varying degrees of difficulty.
Contact Richard Welch

Friday afternoon walks: under 4 miles, easy (currently no meals after). Could be a morning or evening walk instead if the walk leader prefers.
Contact Mike Whitmore

Sunday all day walks: 10-12 miles, expect hills.
Contact Colin Adams

Sunday afternoon walks: 4 - 6 miles, with varying degrees of difficulty.
Contact Tim Knowles

Also click here to see advice from the Ramblers Ass. HO.

We hope to see you on a walk soon.

TDR Committee

Explanation: CP: Car park; VH: village hall parking. NT: National Trust. PH: pub.
All mileages are approximate. 9.30*am: (note the asterisk) means meet at Crescent Car Park, Taunton to car share. A contribution towards the driver’s expenses is advised, at the rate of 28p/mile - suggests RA HQ - shared between all occupants.
Medium walks:
The letters (MED) denote walks of seven to nine miles in length led at a more relaxed pace. Rendezvous: The figure below the date/time of walks is the grid or map reference for the location of the walk’s starting point. To learn how to read a grid reference, please click here.

Telephone numbers for walk leaders: unless otherwise indicated all numbers are preceded by 01823 when calling from outside the Taunton area.
Walks with the headline in green denote linear walks (ie walk in one direction, transport to return or occasionally the reverse) and may involve advance booking via the leader to book coach or train transport. Be warned that dogs (or even hounds, amazingly) may not be permitted on hired coaches.

Holidaymakers (RA members): please join us if you're in our area so we can show you a bit of beautiful Somerset (and Dorset and Devon, sometimes).

Note the colour coded blocks to enable you to swiftly pick out your preferred days.

Colour code key Wednesday afternoon walks: 4 - 6 miles, with varying degrees of difficulty (see walk details) Friday afternoon walks: easier shorter walks, with no meal after. Sunday all day walks: 10 - 12 miles, occasionally more: expect hills. Sunday afternoon walks: 4 - 6 miles, with varying degrees of difficulty (see walk details)

Dog walkers please note: Taunton Deane is one of the few RA groups that even allow dogs to accompany their owners. If you do bring along Man's Best Friend (no, that's not The Wife) please act responsibly by keeping your dog under close control. The walk leader has the right to insist that any difficult dogs are kept on a lead. Thank you.

If you rely on a SatNav to find the start then you will need to convert the grid reference to a Latitude/Longitude that can be inputted. There are several websites that will do this for you: one is here.

Late alterations to the printed programme are shown in red (also listed on the Late News page)
See Ramblers guidance for safe walking here

Wed 20 Oct
ST 150378 TA4 4AB
Crowcombe Park Gate to Adscombe
Approximately 5½ miles, some hills but moderate. Calling at Ashley Combe, Dead Women's Ditch and Robin Upright's Combe.
Meet at Crowcombe Park Gate CP
Jane L
01984 618354
Sun 24 Oct
Nr TA4 4AB
Up, Down & Around the Quantocks
About 11 miles, moderate, hilly, stream crossings in the combes.
Hurley Beacon, Thorncombe Barrow, Bicknoller hill, Lady’s Edge, Holford Combe.
Meet Crowcombe Park Gate CP at 10.00 am or at Crescent CP (*9.20 am) to car share.
Peter W
07762 919883
Wed 27 Oct
Amble around Milverton
About 3½ miles, moderate.
Meet in St Michael's Hill opposite the church.
Two car parks in Creedwell Orchard offer limited parking, so car sharing advised.

Liz H
01823 490828
07876 031910
Sun 31 Oct
ST434169 TA13 5BX
Two Hamstone Villages of South Somerset
About 11 miles. Leisurely. No steep hills. On footpaths, tracks and minor roads. From South Petherton to Merriott, then on to Hinton St George and back to South Petherton.
Meet at South Petherton CP at 10.00 am or at Crescent CP (*9.10 am) to car share
Colin A
01823 289677
07909 102533
Wed 3 Nov
ST 974318
Wimbleball Wander
5 miles, moderate. Along the lakeshore, then beside the Pulham River and back across fields. A steep descent and one steady climb.
Meet at Bessom Bridge car park.
Richard W
01823 277234
Sun 7 Nov
SS 886467 TA24 8QJ
Circular walk from Porlock Church
About 11½ miles. Starting at Porlock Church up Hawk Combe to Pittcombe Head and back via Smalla Combe, Culbone Church and Porlock Weir. Moderate and hilly, may be muddy.
Meet by Porlock Church at 10.00 a.m. Park in the long stay CP or on the road, or *meet at Crescent CP by 8.50 a.m. to car share.
Sue C-B
07811 731278
Fri 12 Nov
11:00 (note time)
ST 308297 TA7 0DH
A walk from Maunsel Lock
4 miles (max), easy with option for light lunch etc afterwards at the tea room
Meet at Lower Maunsel Lock car park
Mike W
01823 252733
Wed 17 Nov
ST 337093 TA20 1HR (Nearest)
Chard Reservoir
About 4 miles, easy.
Meet at car park at north end of Oaklands Avenue, which is a turning off Crewkerne Road (A30) about 1km east of town centre.
Val B
01460 67841
Wed 24 Nov
ST 318147 TA19 9QR
Out from Horton
About 5½ miles. Easy/moderate. Via Forest Mill Lane, Ding Drove, Silver Street and Hare Lane.
Meet at Horton Village Hall car park.
Ann W
01460 54622
Friday 26th November 2021 at 4.30pm on Zoom.
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