St. Bartholomew’s Walking Group

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

On Friday 6th December we will be setting off at 10:00hrs on a 6 mile walk from The Bell Inn, The Wharf, Bowden Hill, Lacock, SN15 2PJ and returning there for an optional lunch. Everyone welcome at the lunch including those who, for whatever reason, are unable to walk with us at the moment. Please contact Colin ( or 07570 442307) for menus and further details.

Prospect Stile

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A reasonably lucky 13 walkers set out from Biddestone on our 9 mile November walk, beautiful autumn colours being offset by trying conditions underfoot and a cutting notherly wind. After ploughing a muddy trail to Yatton Keynell we made our way to Castle Combe for lunch alongside the Bybrook, then journeying on through Long Dean, West Yatton and Giddea Hall to The White Horse for refreshment.

October 2019
The fortunate five set out from Marshfield on our 10 mile October walk. Two muddy ploughed fields were dispatched early on as we made our way to West Kington in benign weather. That changed after lunch as we reached West Littleton in driving horizontal rain and fields flooded to ankle depth. Particularly memorable was our crossing of the Broadmead Brook in full spate near its source! Nevertheless morale and humour remained high, boosted by coffee, carbs and calories at ‘Sweetapples’ in Marshfield.

The Lord Lieutenant set our our ‘Ride and Stride’ walk away from St. Bart’s in beautiful sunny weather. Fourteen walkers, led by Charles Todd, enjoyed a six mile route along lanes and country paths, visiting St. Aldhelm’s Corsham, St. Phillip  and St. James’ Neston and the Monk’s Chapel. We finished at St Bart’s in time for lunch and the Corsham Street Fair.  For more R&S pictures please go to RIDE AND STRIDE 2019


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!