Walks

Programme 2018

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Date

Description & Distance

Start

Leader

April 7 Saturday

A circular walk from Broad Chalke via Church Bottom, the Ox Drove, Croucheston Drove, Bishopstone Hollow and Knighton Hill Farm. Either meet at the Nadder Close car park at 9.30am to share cars to the start or go straight to the start for departure at 10.00am.

6.5 miles

All Saints church
car park, The
Causeway, Broad
Chalke

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Elizabeth-Anne Kent

 

Spring Outing

April 21 Saturday

A 9.00am departure from Nadder Close car park and a walk start time of 10.30am.
Walks of 10.5 miles/7.0 miles/5.3 miles. Fairly level below the Downs and on the Downs. Long steady climb up to Downs (5.3 miles walk), shorter steepish climb up to Downs (7.0m and 10.5 mile walks)
A mix of gravel/chalk tracks, grass tracks, pastures, access land, woodland paths.

Toilets, café and pub at Avebury.

Things to do after walking:

Explore the ancient Stone Circle, visit Avebury Manor & Garden (NT), visit
Alexander Keiller Museum, NT Shop, cream tea.

Avebury National
Trust car park. Car
parking free for
Member of NT and
English Heritage,
Charge £7.00 per
day for non-
Members

If you intend to join the Spring Outing, please contact us.

 

1) Roger Walker
2) Anne & Judith
3) Pam Chave

 

Wednesday
2 May

An evening walk from Tisbury via Tisbury Mill, Upper Chicksgrove, Lady Down, Vicarage Barn and the Tythe Barn. Meet at the start, junction of The Avenue & Cuffs Lane for a 6.30pm start.

3.5 miles

Tisbury. Junction
of The Avenue and
Cuffs Lane

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Tim Martin

Saturday
12 May

From Win Green taking Wessex Ridgeway to Tollard Royal and returning via Berwick Down. Either meet at the Nadder Close car park at 9.30am to share cars to the start or go direct to the start for a 10.00am start.

5.5 miles

Win Green NT car
park

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Andy Jameson

Monday
21 May

An evening walk from Tisbury via Wallmead Farm and towards Old Wardour, Pheasants Copse, Tisbury Row. Meet in The Square in Tisbury for a 6.30pm start.

3.75 miles

The Square Tisbury

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SP3 6JP

 

Jill Sutton/ Anne
Martin

Monday
4 June

An evening walk via Paddock Wood, Fonthill Lake and Duck Street. Meet in The Square in Tisbury for a 6.30pm start.

3.5 miles

The Square Tisbury

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SP3 6JP

 

Gill Hill

 

Sunday
10 June

A circular walk from Sherborne via Oborne and Sherborne Park. Bring a packed lunch and drink. Option for cream tea/refreshments later. There will be a shortcut. Either meet at the Nadder Close car park at 10.00am to share cars to
the start or go direct to the start for
an 11.00am start.

6.5 miles

Sherborne, Culverhayes Car Park (Free on
Sundays).

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Stephen Moody

 

Monday
18 June

An evening walk taking in Tuckingmill, Manor Farm, East Hatch and Wick. Meet in The Square in Tisbury for a 6.30pm start.

3 miles

The Square Tisbury

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SP3 6JP

 

David Lacey

 

Monday
2 July

A walk from Hindon. Either meet at
the Nadder Close car park at 6.15pm to share cars to the start or go direct for a 6.30pm start.

3 miles

Bus stop, opposite
Angel Inn. Hindon

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John Lindley

 

Summer
Outing

Saturday
7 July

Summer Outing
Coach departs Nadder Close car park at 9.00am and returning at approx 6.00pm.

Long walk: West Bay to Lyme Regis (10.5 miles)
Middle Walk: Chideock to Lyme Regis (7 miles)
Short Walk: Charmouth to Lyme Regis (5 miles)

Walkers to bring packed lunch and drink.
Toilets at West Bay and Charmouth
A day's visit to Lyme Regis for non walkers will be available, subject to seating availability on coach. Book seats through Pam Chave 01747 871838

The Square Tisbury

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SP3 6JP

 

If you intend to join the Summer Outing, please contact us.

 

1) Roger Walker
2) Stephen Moody
3) Pam Chave

Monday
30 July

An evening walk from Wardour school to The Forester at Donhead St Andrew, via Wardour Castle, Wessex Ridgeway, and return via Park Gate Farm. Either meet at the Nadder Close car park at 6.15pm to share cars to the start or go direct to the start for a 6.30pm start.

3.5 miles

Wardour school

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Paul Naish

 

Monday
6 August

An evening walk via Fonthill Bishop, Berwick St Leonard and Greenwich. Either meet at the Nadder Close car park at 6.15pm to share cars to the start or go direct to the start for a 6.30pm start.

3 miles

Fonthill Park. Park on side lane near cricket field

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Pam Chave

 

Saturday
11 August

A circular walk to Chilmark via Chicksgrove and Ladydown returning via Ridge and Fonthill. A stop at The Black Dog for refreshments. Meet in The Square in Tisbury for a 9.30am start.

6.5 miles

The Square Tisbury

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SP3 6JP

 

David Lacey

 

Monday 20 August

An evening walk from The Square via Nadder Bridge, Tisbury Mill, Tythe Barn, Vicarage Barn and Duck Street. Meet in The Square in Tisbury for a 6.30pm start.

3 miles

The Square Tisbury
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SP3 6JP

 

Paul Sawyer

 

Saturday 15 September

A mixture of fields, paths and quiet country lanes on the borders of Dorset /Wilts taking in Sedgehill and Hugglers Hole. Possibly rough going over some fields. Nine stiles on route. Meet in the Nadder Close car park to share cars to the start of the walk at 10.00am from the Coppleridge Inn car park at Motcombe. It is hoped that on return some walkers will partake of drinks and food as a gesture of our thanks. A self guided short cut, taking off approximately 1 mile is possible.

5.5 miles

Coppleridge Inn
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Tony Longland

 

Sunday 14 October

A circular walk via Pinches Down, Glebe Farm, Ox Drove, Hawkin Down, Two Mile Down and The Dene. Either meet at the Nadder Close car park at 1.45pm to share cars to the start or go straight to the start of the walk at 2pm.

4 miles

Bottom of Hindon High Street
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Pam Chave

 

Saturday 10 November

A mix of woodland paths, farmland tracks and quiet lanes with two short climbs returning along the Shire Rack, an ancient track marking the border between Wiltshire and Dorset. Either meet at the Nadder Close car park to share cars or go direct to the start at Garston Wood car park on the road between Bowerchalke and Sixpenny Handley.

A self guided short cut, taking off approximately 1 mile is possible.

4.5 miles

Garston Wood RSPB car park
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Jenny Morley

 

Saturday
8 December

A circular walk around Sutton Mandeville and Fovant. Either meet at the Nadder Close car park at 9.30am to share cars or go straight to the start of the walk at 9.45am

5 miles

The Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove
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SP3 6NB

 

 

Nick Errington

 

Thursday
27 December

Post Christmas walk around Tisbury. Meet in the Square for an 11.00am start.

No more than 3.5 miles

The Square Tisbury
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SP3 6JP

 

Pam Chave

 

 

Annual subscription
£1 for adults and 50p for children. It is due at the AGM at the end of January. Otherwise, this is payable when you join a walk for the first time during the year.

Transport
It is greatly appreciated if people can share transport from the car park as parking is often limited at the starting point of the walk. Passengers should take a change of shoes to avoid mud in cars and also help with fuel costs. We suggest £1.50 for up to 30 minutes and £2.50 for a longer journey.

Dogs are welcome on walks but have to be on a lead at all times.

As the Club has no insurance, please be aware that if you take part in a walk, you do so at your own risk and that neither the walk leader nor the Club can accept liaibility for any injury or loss whatever.

We always welcome people who are prepared to lead a walk.

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