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Restarting walks - some walks listed below
The Committee has decided initially to limit the number of walkers on each walk to a maximum of 20 and this will require walkers to book a place with the walk leader prior to the walk. A register of walkers is required for NHS contact tracing. Please contact the relevant walk secretary shown below.

Wednesday afternoon walks: 4½ - 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: 4½ - 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

Fri 11 June
ST 216221 TA3 7JZ
South from Trull
4 miles, easy with pub option afterwards.
Meet / park at the Trull Memorial Hall opposite the church. Limited to 20 people – please phone Phil to book
Phil B
01823 275348
Sun 13 June
8.45* 10:00
SS792478 EX35 6NU
Doone Valley along the Badgworthy and back via the Coleridge Way Exmoor, expect hills and open moorland. 11 miles.
Meet at Malmsmead NT CP (Lorna Doone Farm). Fee or NT membership card. Limited to 20 people – please phone Kathy to book
Kathy R
07967 907117
or 01984 656353
Wed 16 June
ST 223297 TA2 8HR
Kingston St Mary Circular
About 5 miles, moderate. From Kingston St Mary via Happy Valley to Upper Cheddon, Dodhill and Nailsbourne. An uphill start then easy.
Meet and park at Kingston St Mary’s Church CP Limited to 20 people – please phone Dave to book
Dave G
01823 451275
Sun 20 June
*9:10 / 10:00
ST 075374 TA4 4JE
Nettlecombe / Roadwater Circuit, back along Coleridge Way About 10 miles, some hills.
Meet at EMN Village Hall, Monksilver (donations please). *Or at Crescent CP for car share. Limited to 20 people – please phone Carol to book
Carol A
07999 770039
01823 619914
Wed 23 June
ST425311 TA10 9BZ
High Ham to Low Ham
4 miles. Easy/moderate. Walk to Low Ham to see the “church in a field”, pass roman remains; back past Stembridge Mill, orchards and nature reserve. Mostly on quiet roads. One downhill, one uphill.
Meet by St Andrews Church, High Ham. Limited to 20 people – please phone/text to book
Liz H 01823 490828 or 07876 031910
Sun 27 June
*9:15 / 10:00
ST 143167 Nr TA21 9PB
Culm Valley Circular Walk from Wellington Monument touching Hemyock and Culmstock About 11 miles. Moderate walk on lanes and footpaths with some steep slopes, lots of stiles and some rough surfaces.
Meet at Wellington Monument CP (NT, non-members £3) *or 9:15 at Crescent CP to car share Limited to 20 people – please phone or text Colin to book
Colin A
07909 102533
Wed 30 Jun
ST 246160 Nr TA20 3RA
A Blackdowns Walk
5½ to 6 miles, moderate. Walk across Mount Fancy Nature Reserve, down to Bow Green, over to Curland, up towards Castle Neroche and back across Britty Common. Downhill to start and uphill later. Gentle pace.
Meet at Staple Hill CP Limited to 20 people – please phone Michael to book
Michael B
01823 274827
Sun 4 July
*9:15 / 10:00
ST 099370 Nr TA4 3TQ
Stogumber Wildflower Meadow.
Donations for St Margaret’s Hospice. Approx 10 mile walk along footpaths and lanes around Stogumber including a visit to a wildflower meadow.
Meet at Stogumer CP, Station Rd which is near the school (signposted) *or at Crescent CP to car share. Limited to 20 people – please contact Kathy to book
Kathy R
07967 907117
01984 656353
Sun 11 July
*9:15 / 10:00
SY 117923 EX11 1QB
Up and Down in Devon, on tracks, lanes and paths 11.5 miles from White Cross through Ottery St Mary, Southerton, Harpford Common and Beacon Hill. Moderate with hills.
Meet at White Cross CP *or at Crescent CP to car share. Limited to 20 people – please phone Jan F / Wendy C to book
Jan F and Wendy C 01823 270018
Wed 14 July
ST 021434 TA24 6LD
Blue Anchor / Dunster Beach Circular
4½ miles, easy. Walk across fields and along lanes to Dunster beach. Tea or ice cream break. Back along beach path to Blue Anchor.
Meet at Driftwood café on Blue Anchor sea front. Limited to 20 people – please phone or text Judi to book
Judi T
07870 871057
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