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.
Wednesday October 4th 2017
Meet: Wiveliscombe Square at 10am for circular walk of about 7 miles to Brompton Ralph via Langley Cross, Sandy Lane and Combe Lane. Mainly moderate walking with some steady climbs. Passing through woods, lanes and open pasture with panoramic views, particularly from above Combe Davey.
Saturday October 21st 2017
Meet: Croft Way Car Park (CWCP) at 10am for car share to Skilgate Village Hall for 6½ circular walk with some hills (but nothing too steep!), glorious countryside, some mud.
Wednesday November 1st 2017
Meet: Wiveliscombe Square at 10am for 7 mile circular walk. To Milverton via Manor Garage and Quaking House. Those wanting a shorter walk could return to Wivey from here by bus. The walk continues to Fitzhead via Dean Farm. Return via Cat’s Ash and Croford. Undulating. May be muddy.
Saturday November 18th 2017
Meet: CWCP at 10am for car share to Bicknoller village hall for 7½ circular walk. To Weacombe along edge of Quantocks then gradual climb to top and along to the Beacon. Drop down the hill before Crowcombe returning to Bicknoller mostly on quiet lane through couple of small hamlets. Good views, may be muddy. Donation of £1 for parking, with access to hall for toilets at start and end of walk.
Wednesday December 6th 2017
Meet: Wiveliscombe Square at 10.00am for Birthday Walk! This will be a local walk hopefully finishing somewhere in Wivey for tea and CAKE. Please keep an eye on the website below for details.
Look forward to seeing you.
Colin, Margaret, Neil, Brenda, Mike
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.