Taunton Deane Ramblers

  Taunton Deane Ramblers
Home page How to join Current programme Late news Notice board Long distance walks Publications Walk reports Favourite walks Contacts Odds & sods



RA logo

If you can't find what you're looking for, see site map, and it will probably be there.





Contributions and comments to the webmaster
Current walks programme (till end November, with some gaps).

Explanation: CP: Car park; VH: village hall parking. NT: National Trust. PH: pub.
All mileages are approximate. 9.30*am: (note the asterisk) means meet at Crescent Car Park, Taunton to car share.
A contribution towards the driver’s expenses is advised, at the rate of 28p/mile - suggests RA HQ - shared between all occupants.
Medium walks:
The letters (MED) denote walks of seven to nine miles in length led at a more relaxed pace. Rendezvous: The figure below the date/time of walks is the grid or map reference for the location of the walk’s starting point. To learn how to read a grid reference, please click here.

Telephone numbers for walk leaders: unless otherwise indicated all numbers are preceded by 01823 when calling from outside the Taunton area.
Walks with the headline in green denote
linear walks (ie walk in one direction, transport to return or occasionally the reverse) and may involve advance booking via the leader to book coach or train transport. Be warned that dogs (or even hounds, amazingly) may not be permitted on hired coaches.

Holidaymakers (RA members): please join us if you're in our area so we can show you a bit of beautiful Somerset (and Dorset and Devon, sometimes).

Note the colour coded blocks to enable you to swiftly pick out your preferred days.

Colour code key Wednesday afternoon walks: 4˝ - 6 miles, with varying degrees of difficulty (see walk details) Friday evening walks: 4 - 5 miles, always followed by an optional meal Sunday all day walks: 10 - 12 miles, occasionally more: expect hills. Sunday afternoon walks: 4˝ - 6 miles, with varying degrees of difficulty (see walk details)

Dog walkers please note: Taunton Deane is one of the few RA groups that even allow dogs to accompany their owners. If you do bring along Man's Best Friend (no, that's not The Wife) please act responsibly by keeping your dog under close control. The walk leader has the right to insist that any difficult dogs are kept on a lead. Thank you.

If you rely on a SatNav to find the start then you will need to convert the grid reference to a Latitude/Longitude that can be inputted. There are several websites that will do this for you: one is here.

Late alterations to the printed programme are shown in red (also listed on the Late News page) If you want to print off a paper copy, you can download October as a pdf here. November Walk programme download here.
See Ramblers guidance for safe walking here

Sun 25 Oct
Webber’s Post to Nutscale Reservoir and back on Dicky’s Path below Dunkery Beacon. Hilly and across open moorland. 11 miles
Meet at Webber’s Post Car Park. Limited to 10 people. Please confirm place with leader.
Sue C-B
07811 731278
Sun 25 Oct
A Walk from Trull
4 – 4.5 miles, moderate
Meet at Trull Memorial Hall CP Note earlier start time due to clock change
Mike W
01823 252733
Wed 28 Oct
ST552458, BA5 2PD.
Wells to Dinder, returning via Dulcote and the Strawberry Line. 4 miles, easy. Almost level on an even track with no stiles. Lovely views of Wells Cathedral on the return journey.
Meet at entrance to the Bishop’s Palace. Please telephone Liz to book a place. NB Wells outdoor market takes place on a Wednesday, why not make a day of it?
Liz H
01823 490828 or 07876031910
Fri 30 Oct
Sun 1 Nov
ST075374 TA4 4JE
Monksilver, Nettlecombe, Roadwater circuit 10 miles, some hills.
Meet at EMN Community Hall, Monksilver, parking donation please. Limited to 10 people, booking by landline by 9pm Fri 30 October please.
Carol A
01823 619914
07999 770039
Sun 1 Nov
Wed 4 Nov
ST429 371 TA7 9PW (near)
Polden Ridge & Moor
4.5 miles, moderate
Meet at CP at Ashcott Playing Field, Kings Lane, Ashcott. Access to Kings Lane is near the Primary School.
Peter R
01458 210583
07813 324997
Sun 8 Nov
ST128323 TA4 3SF

Lydeard St Lawrence circular via Tolland
11 miles, moderate
Meet at Lydeard St Lawrence VH CP: parking donation please.
Limited to 10 people, booking by phone by 9pm Fri 6th November please

Jane L
01984 618354

Sun 8 Nov
Wiveliscombe, Whitfield, Langley Marsh
4.2 miles, moderate
Meet in or near North Street Car Park
John O
01984 624477
Wed 11 Nov
East Quantoxhead to Kilve circular 3.2 miles, coastal walk. Easy with no stiles, slight hill up and good views Meet at East Quantoxhead Church CP (honesty box £1.50 to park) Gill L
01823 331474
Sun 15 Nov
ST477014 DT8 3AU
Beaminster, Mapperton & Stoke Abbot
Another varied scenic walk around North Dorset. May contain hills. An honest 11 miles. See here for route.
Meet and park in The Square or if full in nearby car park (fee)
Dave P
01823 490782
(Please ring to secure a place)
Sun 15 Nov
ST137133 EX15 3RA
Hemyock Circular via Whitehall
5.5 miles, moderate / hilly
Meet at the Catherine Wheel Pub (local car park or roadside parking in the village)
Phil B
01823 275348
Wed 18 Nov
ST 137343
North Curry, Knapp and the Tone
4.5 miles, easy though some stiles!
Meet near North Curry Church
John O
01984 624477
Sun 22 Nov
Sun 22 Nov
ST 086417 TA4 4RJ
Williton to WatchetCircular
4½ miles easy/moderaste. Walk to Watchet for tea or ice crea; ammonite hunt on beach (low tide)
Meet at Williton station car park, line currently closed.
Judi T
01823 336288
Wed 25 Nov

Langport to Drayton along the old railway line. About 4 miles, level. The final section may be muddy.
Meet at the main car park in Langport

Liz H
01823 490828
Or 07876031910

Sun 29 Nov
Sun 29 Nov
Walks for the next programme. If you’d like to offer a walk for the next programme, please contact the relevant Assistant Programme Secretary and pick your preferred date.
"Ask not what disease the person has, but rather what person the disease has,"
Dr Oliver Sacks, author, professor of neurology
Join our Facebook group Join our group and you will be able to post pictures, items for discussion and simply chat about anything to do with walking! Andy N