St. Bartholomew’s Walking Group

The group is open to all; this church, any church, no church.

Our September walk will be part of the St Bart’s involvement in ‘Ride and Stride’ on Saturday, 14th. See Church News or Corsham’s Weekly Information Sheet for full details and if possible please do support this very worthwhile fund raising event.

Prospect Stile

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AUGUST 2019Our August walk celebrated a century of walks since this august group started in 2011. Eighteen walkers mostly dodged the showers on a five mile walk starting from Neston, then to Whitley, Purlpit and a return to the Neston Country Inn for a very good lunch.

JULY 2019
Our 9 mile walk, on a warm July day, was enjoyed by 10 walkers setting out from Bathford. We climbed to Bannerdown and then Solsbury Hill for lunch with extensive views. After continuing through Bailbrook and Grosvenor, ’25Cafe’ in Bathampton provided us with shade and refreshment before we met the K&A canal to return to Bathford.

MAY 2019
A small but perfectly formed group of 6 walkers left Biddestone on our 8 mile May walk. The weather was perfect for walking and we saw the best of local countryside as we passed through Slaughterford, Colerne Down, Thickwood, Eastrip, Euridge and Weavern. Back in Biddestone post walk refreshment was found at The White Horse.

APRIL 2019
A bright and breezy day greeted 11 bright and breezy walkers on our 10 mile April walk led by Elaine. From The Blaythwayt Arms at Lansdown we visited Prospect Stile, Kelston Round Hill, North Stoke, Battlefields and the scenic Charlecombe Valley, with stunning views all day. Lunch was taken at  the charming church of St Mary, Langridge. Earlier a coffee break at St Martin’s church, North Stoke revealed what must surely be the most apt and amusing ‘Welcome Notice’ on the front door!

MARCH 2019
The Gibb, with it’s reputed grisly history, was the starting point for seventeen walkers on our March walk. Our route took in the two former mills of Gatcombe and Goulter’s, Lugbury Long Barrow, the villages of Nettleton, West Kington, Burton, Littleton Drew and a brief flirtation with the east bound carriageway of the M4 motorway. Most then stayed for reviving vittles at the very obliging  Salutation Inn.

Storm Eric brought high winds and torrential rain to our February walk, making walking inspiring but challenging, thus Eric was a mixed blessing whereas having Rev’d Roger Clifton with us after a long absence was just a blessing. We were grateful to Elaine for leading us on a grand route from Lansdown to Woolley, to Langridge where the beautiful church of St Mary Magdalene afforded some shelter for lunch, then on to the site of the Battle of Lansdown where the Sir Bevil Grenville monument reminded us of  the area’s formidable history. A period of “drying out” then took place at the Blathwayt Arms