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Current programme: All of Somerset has moved into Tier 4 from this morning 31 December 2020. This means that all Ramblers walks in this area will have to be cancelled with immediate effect until further notice.Ignore the walks listed below.
See latest advice from Ramblers HQ 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 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 afternoon walks: easier shorter walks, with no meal after. 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

Fri 1 Jan
ST308298 TA7 0DH
A New Year Walk
3½ miles. Easy. (Towpath & Tracks)
Meet at Maunsel Lock Car Park.
Mike. W
01823 252733
Sun 3 Jan
ST 117411 Near TA4 4EB
Perry Combe, Kilve, Holford
10 -11 miles, moderate.
Meet at Staple Plantation car park. Maximum 12 walkers – please book with walk leader
Peter W
07762 919883
Wed 6th Jan
Ash Priors circular returning via Ash Wood
4.5 miles, moderate, with a couple of hills.
Meet at Ash Priors Common CP at the West Ash end of the Common. Limited to 12 people- please book a place by phone
Lynda K.
01823 480814
Wed 13th Jan
ST321173 TA19 9ND
Out from Ashill.
4 miles, moderate; quiet roads and paths. Could be muddy in places.
Meet outside the Ashill Inn. Please book a place with the walk leader.
Liz H
07876 031910
Fri 15 Jan
ST223297 TA2 8HA
Kingston/Nailsbourne Circular
3 miles. Easy.
Meet at Kingston St Mary Church Car Park. Places Limited. Please Ring Leader to Book.
Liz. O
01823 283563
Wed 20 Jan
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) Limited to 12 people – please text or ring to book
Gill L
07513 873775
Wed 27th Jan
13.30 pm
ST198238 TA1 5JP
Stonegallows circular, over fields and along lanes, 4 miles max; easy/moderate
Meet at stone monument on Stonegallows, Taunton Please ring walk leader to book a place
Judi T
01823 336288
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