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West Somerset Ramblers

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                          WEST SOMERSET RAMBLERS

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GENERAL INFORMATION 

Walks Programme

The areas regularly walked by this Group include Exmoor, the Brendon and Quantock Hills occassionally
the Blackdown Hills.  Full details of the West Somerset Group can be found on this website.

The five "Latest Walks" are in a box on the top left; click on the drop down menu "Walks Programme" at
the top then select "Future Walks" and you have details for all published walks. If you need specific
details of a particular walk then contact the walk leader.

Visitors

Our walks are open to anyone interested, and newcomers are welcome to join us for two or three walks
without commitment to becoming a member. If you would like to know more about walks or
The Ramblers, please ask the Membership Secretary Pam Shambrook (01643 8211370) or contact any
member of the committee through this website via "Contacts" clicking their name and sending them
a message. One important point is that we do not normally cater for unaccompanied young people less
than16 years of age.

 Walk times, pace and distances

The normal custom for West Somerset group walks is that actual start times are 15 minutes after
the times shown on the programme to make allowance for latecomers and remote places that are
difficult to find. Many of the West Somerset ramblers are retired and the speed of walks rarely exceeds
2 miles per hour with the Wednesday walks usually slower than this.

Saturday walks are normally between 8 to11 miles but occasional could be longer, usually starting
at 10.15am.

Wednesday walks are always shorter, 4 to 7 miles with the start time varying.

Leaders do have discretion to vary the length or route of a walk, but this is always explained at the start.
Remember Leaders set a pace to suit the conditions and capability of the party so please do not force
a faster pace. Walkers should stay with or behind the Leader at all times.


Dogs   We regret we cannot allow dogs on our walks with the exception of registered assistance dogs

under close control

 Terrain The mileage for each walk is indicated in the programme and often the terms ‘hilly’ and ‘muddy’ are
included. It should be noted that the majority of walks in West Somerset will include some ascents and
will be muddy after a period of rain.

 Clothing   Most walks cover rough country, so it is essential to wear stout footwear even in summer, and to
carry windproof and waterproof clothing.

 Refreshments   Always bring a packed lunch on Saturday walks and most important an adequate supply
of fluids. Some of the Wednesday short walks also state ‘bring lunch’.

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 June 2017 08:46
 

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