The Wivey Walkers organise two walks each month, and anyone is welcome to come along- there is no membership or charges. On the first Wednesday of each month there is a walk from Wivey Square at 10.00am, or a local walk using the bus to take us to the start, and walking back. A Saturday in the middle of the month sees us going a little further afield, car sharing from Croft Way car park, typically to the Brendon Hills, Exmoor, the Quantocks, and the Blackdowns. Again, we leave at 10.00am.
See the Walks Programme PDF on the left, or the Events section for more information about the walking programme and bus walks. The programme is also displayed on the notice boards in the Square, which also has one complete board showing the footpath network around Wivey, including the 26 mile circular 'Wivey Way'.
We are a friendly, informal group , who generally walk at a moderate pace whilst chatting. Our organised walks are covered by public liability insurance, but we do ask all walkers to sign a form accepting personal responsibility. That form 'Disclaimer' is on the left as a PDF, which you can open and print. Please sign and date it and bring it along the next time you join us for a walk.
If you have a favourite walk you would like to share with others, do get in touch. We're looking for new walks and leaders.
Wivey Walkers Programme May -August 2017
Saturday May 27th 2017
Meet: Croft Way Car Park (CWCP) at 10am for car share to Combe Park (National Trust car park) near Lynmouth for 5-6 mile circular walk, to Watersmeet and Brendon. Undulating woodland walk, following river to open countryside with good views, some steep climbs.
Wednesday June 7th 2017
Meet: Wiveliscombe Square at 10am for 7 mile local circular walk. Pyncombe, Quarthill, Sminhay, Screedy. Undulating. May be muddy.
Saturday June 24th 2017
Meet: CWCP at 10am for car share to the picturesque village of North Curry overlooking the Somerset levels (turn right at West Lyng off the A361 to Glastonbury) for a 4 mile circular walk. The walk starts at the church and is mainly flat along the River Tone across pasture land. There is one hill and several stiles and there will be a drinks break at the lovely old “Rising Sun” in Lower Knapp. On return to North Curry those who want to can look around the church and have tea at the community run café.
Wednesday July 5th 2017
Meet: Wiveliscombe Square at 9.50am to catch 10.00 am bus to Preston Bowyer. Return to Wiveliscombe via Halse, Fitzhead (with snack stop at the church), Knights Farm and Ford Farm. Perhaps back for a picnic in the rec and swim at the Wivey Pool!
Saturday July 15th 2017
Meet: CWCP at 10am for car share to Haddon Hill for 7½ mile walk including shaded woodland and beautiful riverside walk along the Haddeo valley. Followed by steady climb to picnic stop at Duck Cafe where ice creams and additional refreshments can be bought. Return along side of lake, across dam and up zigzag path over open moorland.
Wednesday August 2nd 2017
Meet: Wiveliscombe Square at 6pm for 4 mile circular walk via Whitefield, Maundown and Jews Lane with pizza (from a local supplier) and salad at the end (small charge).
Walks subject to weather conditions, terrain (and cattle!) and route may change. Timings are approximate and exclude major stops. Wear boots or strong shoes on all walks. Advisable to bring food as there is generally a stop for picnic lunch. Dogs welcome if under control. Everyone is responsible for own safety on these walks and must have signed the disclaimer before walking.