St. Bartholomew’s Walking Group

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

We will not be walking in June due to the Corsham Walking Festival, book your walks at www.corshamwalkingfestival.org.uk and will then take a break with a view to returning in the autumn.

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Friday 13th May 2022
A bright and breezy May day gave 8 walkers the ideal conditions to enjoy far reaching views along our 9 mile route. Setting out from Marshfield to West Littleton we took lunch near Dyrham with much of Somerset, Avon, Gloucestershire and beyond laid out before us. Reluctantly leaving our vantage point, we took the Cotswold Way to Cold Ashton and returned to Marshfield for calorific replenishment at Sweetapples Teashop.

April 22
For the superstitious among us, 12 walkers and 1 walk leader set out from Bathford on our April walk. A short stretch along the K&A canal led us to a steep climb to Bathford Woods and on to Claverton. Returning to the canal at Dundas we lunched at the Angel Fish cafe, fortuitously sheltered from a passing downpour. Well refreshed, we followed the River Avon before climbing to Sheephouse Farm and Warliegh Woods, arriving back in Bathford 9 miles and 1,275 feet of ascent later for refreshment at The Crown.

March 22
A March day of heavy and occasionally torrential rain, combined with difficult conditions underfoot, gave 9 hardy walkers an exhilarating (this may be the wrong adjective, feel free to choose your own!) 9 mile walk between Corsham, Box and back. An intention to take our usual alfresco lunch in a field was abandoned in favour of coffee and cake in the ever welcoming (and dry) Queen’s Shed at Box.  A solitary soggy snap records the walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 February 2022
The weather forecast had predicted a perfect winter’s day for our nine mile February walk and so it turned out to be, nine walkers enjoying a route from Sherston to Alderton where we shared our lunch space with the resident ducks. We then joined the Macmillan Way to Luckington and back to Sherston for coffee and cake at The Angel cafe.

14 January 2022

We enjoyed two walks in January, starting off on New Year’s Day with an overcast 10 mile jaunt from Box to Colerne, followed two weeks later by a sunny 8 miles from Biddestone to Yatton Keynell.

NEW YEAR’S DAY 2022