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. Add your email address if you would like to be kept up to date about walks.
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 July 4th 2018
Meet: Wiveliscombe Square at 10am for 7-8 mile walk. Pyncombe Lane down to Pyncombe Farm then through a peaceful valley to Quarthill Lane, on to Sminhay Bridge and Screedy. Returning to Wivey across fields and on quiet country lanes, across Slape Moor. Manor Garage, Castle Hill. Can be shortened. Parts can be quite overgrown with vegetation.
Saturday July 21st 2018
Meet: Croft Way Car Park (CWCP) at 10am for car share to Winsford. 9 mile circular walk, starting west along the Exe Valley, across Staddon Hill before descending to the river where we will stop for lunch. Returning via the Samaritans Way along the valley and over Bye Common. Varied walk, great views, mainly moderate with two steady climbs. Tea garden in Winsford.
Wednesday August 1st 2018 Evening walk
Meet: Wiveliscombe Square at 6pm for local walk. 1 ½ - 2 hours, returning to Northgate for food in the garden (orders taken and paid for before we set off).
Wednesday September 5th 2018
Meet: Wiveliscombe Square at 10am for local walk. See website for details.
Saturday September 15th 2018
Short family walk locally to celebrate 100 year anniversary of women’s right to vote. More details later.
See www.wiveliscombe.com/wiveywalkers for up-to-date details and contact email.
Walks subject to weather conditions, terrain (and cattle!) and route may change. Wear boots or strong shoes on all walks. Advisable to bring food as there is usually a stop for picnic lunch. Dogs welcome if under control. Everyone is responsible for own safety on all walks and must have signed the disclaimer before walking (please print off and complete form on website).
Look forward to seeing you.
Colin, Margaret, Neil, Brenda, Mike