Botany Walks

Botany Walks 2018

Contact Helena Crouch for more information on any of the walks.

Tel: (01761) 410731 or mobile: 07773037001. Email: helenacrouch@sky.comThis programme and our events programme can be downloaded here as one document

All walks are on Wednesday evenings, meeting at 7.00 pm.

Please lift share whenever possible – parking may be limited. Everyone is welcome.

This programme and our events programme can be downloaded here as one document.

Wed 4 Apr KILMERSDON [6952]

Park in Kilmersdon and meet outside the church (ST695524) for a walk around the village.

Wed 11 Apr TIMSBURY [6658]

Park in Timsbury (e.g. in car park off the High Street, or on street) and meet at the Church gate on west side of The Avenue (ST667586), for a walk around the village.

Wed 18 Apr BROADWAY LANE / LOVERS LANE [6656]

Park and meet on the verge in Broadway Lane (ST668561) for a walk around the lanes and footpaths.

Wed 25 Apr FARRINGTON GURNEY [6355]

Park locally (e.g. Main Street) and meet outside the village hall (ST631556) for a walk around the village and churchyard.

Wed 2 May SILVER STREET NATURE RESERVE [6653]

Meet at the entrance to the reserve, which is off Silver Street, down the footpath north of the restored Midsomer Norton South station (ST664537). Park locally and walk to the site.

Wed 9 May NORTON ST PHILIP [7755]

A walk to the south of the village. Entering Norton St Philip from the west, take first left (Ringwell Lane) and park in Springfield, which is 2nd on the left off Ringwell Lane (ST770558). Please lift share if you can.

Wed 16 May OLD MILLS [6555]

Park locally (e.g. Tesco/Wickes) and meet opposite the entrance to Wickes car park on the north side of A362 (ST652550) for a walk to the north.

Wed 23 May SHORTWOOD COMMON [5955]

Park and meet on Shortwood Common (ST597553) for a walk to the north. Take A39 towards Wells. At crossroads before you reach Chewton Mendip, turn Right. At T-junction turn sharp Right and at the next T-junction turn Right. Follow road round bend then turn Left which brings you to the common. Park on the verge – please lift share.

Wed 30 May FOSSE WAY FROM DUNKERTON [7159, 7160, 7260]

Park and meet in the layby (ST715597) on west side of A367, which is just up the hill from the turning to Dunkerton, for a walk up the Fosse Way.

Wed 6 Jun FOLLY HILL, MIDSOMER NORTON [6553]

Park locally and meet in Clapton Road at the start of the footpath leading up to Folly Hill (ST655539). (Walk led by Peter this week).

Wed 13 Jun CHEW DOWN, CHEWTON MENDIP [6053]

Park and meet at beginning of Cole’s Lane in Chewton Mendip (ST598531). Take A39 to Chewton Mendip and turn left before new houses. The walk is along the ridge at the edge of the CVWG area.

Wed 20 Jun RIVER CAM, N OF PAULTON [6457]

Park and meet in Paulton village car park (ST651566) – entrance is almost opposite the Red Lion pub. A walk to the River Cam and maybe along the disused railway, returning for refreshments in Helena’s garden, weather permitting.

Wed 27 Jun TUNLEY to CARLINGCOTT [6958]

Park in Tunley (e.g. on main street) and meet at the N end of Stoneage Lane (ST692593) for a long walk to Carlingcott and back.

Wed 4 Jul EXCURSION TO BURRINGTON HAM [4858]

Park and meet in layby at the top of Burrington Combe (ST489581). Please lift share if you can. We should see many species which are absent from the Cam & Wellow Valleys.

Wed 11 Jul CLANDOWN BOTTOM [6756]

Park locally and meet by the triangle (ST679561) at the end of the lane to the former church for a walk down Pow’s Hill and up Clandown Bottom. A long circular walk.

Wed 18 Jul FARMBOROUGH [6560]

Park tidily and meet in The Street outside the Primary School (ST658605) for a walk to the north west of the village in a square we visited in 2015 but in the spring.

Wed 25 Jul CAMERTON BATCH (EAST) / MEADGATE [6858]

Park and meet at side of Bridge Place Road (ST684579): go north through Camerton and turn right at the crossroads at the bottom of hill. Cross the bridge and park on the wider open part of the road. Please lift share where possible.

Wed 1 Aug STONY LITTLETON LONG BARROW [7356, 7357]

Park and meet in car park along the track to Greenacres (ST734568) for a walk to the Long Barrow.

Wed 8 Aug TYNING, RADSTOCK [6955]

Park and meet in the car park on Waterloo Road, just past the Miners’ Memorial Garden (ST689549) for a walk to Tyning. (Walk led by Peter this week).

Wed 15 Aug SHOSCOMBE [7156]

Park and meet outside the school (ST717561) for a walk around the village.

Wed 22 Aug CAMELEY AND NANNY HURN’S LANE [6057]

Meet on the verge past Cameley Lodge (ST608575) for a walk along the lane and on the hills north of Cameley. Either park here or by the church.

Wed 29 Aug STON EASTON [6253]

Park and meet on the verge of A37 opposite the Church (ST623534).

Wed 5 Sept SOUTH STOKE [7461]

Park in South Stoke and meet at the seat on the green (ST746613) for a toddle round the village to finish at the Packhorse Inn.

Helena Crouch