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Current walks programme (till end November 2018).
(You can download the programme August to November as a pdf here)

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 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).

Late alterations to the printed programme are shown in red (also listed on the Late News page).

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.

“Trump said he'd drain the swamp, but he's swamping the drain,"
Bill Maher, US comedian
Fri 19 Oct
ST107193 TA21 0HB
A Circular Walk From The Beam bridge
3½ - 4 miles, fairly easy. (Bring a Torch)
Meet at The Beambridge PH on A38. (Optional Meal at The Beambridge)
Mike & Chris W
Sun 21 Oct
ST359143 TA19 0EX
Out from Ilminster
5 - 6 miles, moderate
Meet at Canal Way CP, Ilminster
Shirley & Richard W 277234
Sun 21 Oct
SY517962 DT6 3TD
Powerstock, Poorton, Hooke - and Hungry Hill
11 miles of glorious Dorset. This route last walked in 2012.
Meet by the church, not the pub (later) See here
Miss Moppett
Wed 24 Oct
Castle Neroche and Blackwater
4 miles. A forest walk with easy paths and some steep slopes.
Meet at Castle Neroche CP
Lynda S 272405
07942 230453
Fri 26 Oct
ST299310 TA7 0BG
Around North Newton
3½ - 4 mile, fairly easy. (Bring a Torch)
Meet at Harvest Moon PH, North Newton (Optional Meal at Harvest Moon)
Mike & Chris W
Winter start times commence for Wednesday & Sunday afternoons
Sun 28 Oct
ST275255 TA3 5PR
Creech St Michael, Ham & Thornfalcon
4½ miles, easy with optional climb up Thornfalcon Mump
Park at Creech St Michael canal side CP, Vicarage Lane
Pat P
Sun 28 Oct
ST102135 EX15 3JD
Culm Valley and Blackdown Hills
10 miles, moderate.
Start in Culmstock village.
Davina C
Wed 31 Oct
Clavelshay & Burlinch
6 miles, moderate Circular walk on paths and lanes taking in Clavelshay and Burlinch. The Maypole Inn is close by for a bite to eat after if anyone is interested.
Meet & park on lay-by on the A38 opposite Thurloxton fruit farm Note morning start time
Sally C
Fri 2 Nov
ST212238 TA1 5NZ
Out From The Shepherds (Urban Walk)
4 miles, easy. (Bring a Torch)
Meet at The Shepherd's Rest PH, Galmington (Optional Meal at Shepherd's Rest)
Gill L
Sun 4 Nov
ST223246 TA1 4AS
West along the River Tone
4½ miles approx., easy, with tea option.
Meet at Enfield CP on Castle St, Taunton.
Gill L
Sun 4 Nov
ST447535 BS27 3DR
Two Ups, some Downs and a Reservoir
10¼ miles, moderate with 2 steep climbs
Start Cheddar reservoir CP, Sharpham Road. Free parking
Wendy 331058
& Linda 662232
Wed 7 Nov
No walk today. If you wish to offer a walk, please contact Andy N  
Fri 9 Nov
ST031142 EX16 7BJ
Sampford Peverell Urban & Canal
3½ - 4 miles, fairly easy. (Bring a Torch)
Meet at Merriemeade PH, Sampford Peverell (Optional Meal at The Merriemeade)
Richard M
Sun 11 Nov
ST085114 EX15 3NL
Out & about Ashill (Devon)
5 miles, moderate
Meet at Ashill Village Hall, near Uffculme.
Philip B
Sun 11 Nov
SS974319 TA22 9NY
Circling north and east of Wimbleball
9 - 10 miles, moderate Some hills and probably muddy Meet Bessom Bridge Car Park, Wimbleball Lake
Bridget H
01984 623621
Wed 14 Nov
Compton Dundon and Hood Monument
4½ miles, moderate Children In Need walk, collection bucket for CIN.
Parking in lay-by opposite youth hostel
Judi T
07870 871057
Fri 16 Nov
ST139204 TA21 8NR
An Urban Wellington Walk
3½ - 4 miles, easy. (Bring A Torch)
Meet at South Street CP, Wellington (Optional Meal at The Green Dragon PH)
Wendy M
Sun 18 Nov
ST139204 TA21 8NS
Towards Quarts Moor
5 miles approx., moderate with one steep incline. Meet at South Street CP, Wellington.
Richard M
Sun 18 Nov
ST137435 TA5 1EJ
East Quantoxhead and the Quantocks
10½ miles, hilly
Meet at East Quantoxhead CP (fee)
Sue C-B
07811 731278
Wed 21 Nov
ST080279 TA4 2LJ
Wiveliscombe & Oakhampton quarry
5 miles, moderate/hilly with two steep descents. Tea option
Meet North Street CP, Wiveliscombe
John O
01984 624477
Fri 23 Nov Taunton Deane Ramblers AGM. See page 13 of the newsletter section for more details  
Sun 25 Nov
Higher Hare Knap & Somerton Combe
4½ miles, moderate/hilly.
Meet at Crowcombe Park Gate CP
Michael B & Joyce L 274827 or 432182
Sun 25 Nov
SS854384 TA24 7PP
Circular walk from Exford
9 miles, moderate. Staddon Hill, Kitnor Heath and Edgcott.
Meet Exford car park - entry just past the school
Kathy R
01984 656353
07967 907117
Wed 28 Nov
ST223320 TA5 2EQ
Out from Fyne Court
5 miles approx., moderate
Meet near toilets at Fyne Court. Parking free for NT members.
Cath R
Fri 30 Nov
ST224251 TA1 1DQ
A Taunton Stroll From The Kings
3½ - 4 miles, fairly easy. (Bring a Torch)
Meet at The Kings Arms PH, Staplegrove Road (Optional Meal at The King's Arms)
Liz O
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