St. Bartholomew’s Walking Group

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


Prospect Stile

(Click or double click on the pictures to enlarge)

Report to follow in due course

The new decade started with a hilly walk from Box to Kingsdown to Colerne but then levelled out 10 days later with a route from Corsham to Lacock, a total of 34 walkers enjoying 19.22 miles with quite pleasant conditions overhead though challenging underfoot. On both occasions we undertook appropriate post-walk recovery procedures in local hostelries.

Our December walk started at The Bell, Lacock and after following a route to Bewley Green, Bowden Hill, Naish Hill, the Wilts and Berks canal and Reybridge, 15 of us returned to the pub for a good lunch.

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