Browne’s Folly – 2.1.22

January 3, 2022 at 9:43 am

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Our regular New Year trek up to Browne’s Folly and through the woods at Bathford. We first did this walk in January 2017 and it has become the traditional first walk of the year for Bath Ramblers.
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Two weeks ago when we pre-walked this route it was damp and foggy
Today it was very mild for January and the views were really clear. Here the sun is shining down on Freezing Hill Lane on the horizon.
Information about the nature reserve is available in several spots
The view of the folly as you climb the steep steps through the woods.
It’s always a happy walk when the goats are about. Today they were in a very friendly mood.
There’s not much growing at this time of year apart from a lot of impressive fungi.
Part of this route is along the outer circle of the BoA wheel.
Remnants of Christmas outside the house in Sally in the Woods
A flock of sheep enjoy the mild weather

Combe Hay – 19.9.21

September 22, 2021 at 7:32 am
A 5 mile walk starting and ending at Odd Down Park & Ride
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Great views on the way out

Browne’s Folly – 5.1.2020

January 7, 2020 at 9:55 am

Happy New Year from Bath Ramblings

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This walk starts and ends at Bathford Church
Walking up the hill towards Browne’s Folly

Nunney – 7.4.19

April 8, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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Although this wasn’t new it is the sort of walk where there is something different to spot each time. The changing seasons really do make a difference and this time the quarry was much more visible without the leaf cover on the trees. The wild garlic was everywhere and the Hart’s Tongue Ferns were looking splendid amongst the mossy growth along the stream. Another difference was a large herd of cows in a field which has not had them in before – fortunately they were more interested in chewing the cud than worrying the walkers.

The satellite view of the map shows the immensity of the quarry

This is a walk we’ve done several times before – you can see previous write-ups here and here

Hinton Blewett – 22.7.18

July 23, 2018 at 11:16 am

A nearly 6 mile walk starting and ending at the Ring O Bells pub in Hinton Blewett.

This circular walk started in Hinton Blewett on a gloriously warm morning. The fields were brown and the mud had solidified which made for interesting walking. Fortunately there were also some shady lanes and wooded paths. The walk went through the lovely little village of Litton where the reservoirs provided a good lunch stop and the opportunity to watch the birds on the water.

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Ebbor Gorge – 22.4.18

April 23, 2018 at 9:20 am

This is a walk we have done before here and here.  It’s 5 miles with lots of hills (and views on a good day) and woodland.

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This walk started from Ebbor Gorge car park and went down to the reserve by a steep flight of steps before levelling out for the walk to Wookey Hole village. At the end of the village a path led across fields to Arthur’s Point – good views in all directions. After a stroll through woods another series of hills gave spectacular views across the Somerset levels before returning to the reserve and back to the car park. A lovely spring day with primroses, anemones, bluebells and lambs aplenty.

Buckland Dinham – 18.2.18

February 20, 2018 at 7:29 am

This walk starts in the village of Buckland Dinham then heads into the Somerset countryside through Great Elm and on towards Mells where the hills above the village give good views of the historic manor house and church. A good variety of walking with open fields and meadows, riverside paths and bridleways thick with mud. Signs of spring everywhere with snowdrops, daffodils in bud and wild garlic starting to appear.

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Doynton – 13.8.17

August 13, 2017 at 4:54 pm

A 5.5 mile walk starting and ending in Doynton

This walk started from the car park of the sadly closed pub in Doynton and went through woods and fields before skirting Dyrham Park and heading back to Doynton. The steep hills were well worth the effort as, combined with glorious weather, the reward was far reaching views stretching as far as the Severn bridge.

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Ebbor Gorge – 30.7.17 *FEATURED WALK*

August 2, 2017 at 9:08 am

Welcome to our third featured walk which is a 4.9 mile circular hike through Ebbor Gorge on the West Mendip Way.  Full instructions are below.

This walk starts from Ebbor Gorge car park and heads down into the reserve before diverting into Wookey Hole village. From there it goes across fields and through woods before returning to the nature reserve and back to the car park. A challenging walk with steep flights of steps and climbs up hills but well worth the effort for the far reaching views across the Somerset countryside. The limekilns and rock formations are an interesting addition.

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Ebbor Gorge – second prewalk 16.7.17

July 17, 2017 at 8:06 am

This is now the offical route for the walk we will be leading on 30.7.17 It’s a 5 mile circular route with quite a bit of climbing (worth it for the spectacular views) and lots of woodland steps.  For more photos of this route see our previous post and if you want to join the walk  see here for details

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