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.
Saturday March 17th 2018
Meet: Croft Way Car Park at 10am for car share to the National Trust car park for Dunster Castle, accessed from the A39, drive up through the parkland to the car park at the top. There is a charge for non members, so if you are a NT member, have a car park sticker in your car, and are willing to give some other walkers a lift, that would be appreciated.
The 7 mile walk takes in Grabbist Hill, Avill Farm & Bats Castle. Some steep ascents and 1 steep descent but great views if weather permits. May be muddy.
We are meeting the leader, Woody Tickner, near the main National Trust ticket office at the top of the NT car park, she will be wearing a lime green jacket to help recognition.
Wednesday 4th April 2018
Meet: The Square at 10am for a 7-8 mile local walk.
Saturday 21st April 2018 COUNTRY and COAST
Meet: Croft Way Car Park at 10am for car share to park and start at the Donkey Sanctuary, Salcombe Regis, Sidmouth overflow car park GR 159 892 EX10 0NU
Walking on lanes and fields via Edge Farm, Branscombe, Branscombe Mouth and South West Coast Path
8/9 Miles, moderate, with 1 hill. Bring picnic
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 their own safety on these walks and must have signed the disclaimer before walking.