Walking Section

Regular countryside walks are organised, normally on the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of each month. They are around 5 miles and conclude with a pub lunch. All Branch members, their partners and friends are welcome to join us.

Reports of previous walks can be found lower down this page.


We are an informal, friendly group and always open to welcoming new members.  If you are considering joining us or would like further information, please contact any member of the walking group or use the CONTACT US page and we will put you in touch with the group. 

Dates have been produced for our 2019 walks below, as usual the dates may be subject to change as the year progresses.  You will note that the list has already been pre-populated with the names of all those who have volunteered to arrange walks for us so far!!  You will note that there are still one or two gaps remaining that need filling please?  If you are considering arranging a walk for us, please check available date slots with Colin or Phil so that we can reserve the date for you? 

And just to remind you, the Walking Group now owns three excellent walk books that were kindly donated to us by Pauline and John should you like to borrow them at any time.  The book titles are: 50 Walks in Wiltshire, Wiltshire Rambles and Short Walks from Wiltshire Pubs.

THE NEXT WALK  – Wednesday 21st August 2019

This is being organised by Phil and Eileen.

Details to follow.


Still looking for volunteers to organise our Christmas walk on 4 December


Monday – Wednesday, 9th – 11th September 2019

Out of County Walk – Devon

Please forgive the harassment but I will need to book accommodation now if we are to secure the rooms we want.  With this in mind, for those who have not already done so, would you kindly reply with an indication as to whether or not you will be attending this event please?

I intend to go ahead and book rooms on Friday 19 April for those who have confirmed they will be attending.  Late comers would still be very welcome but accommodation in the area(s) concerned would not then be guaranteed.

I shall be booking the ‘saver’ rates at the hotels meaning that there will be no refunds available unless you let me know that you would prefer to pay the extra for flexibility?

An itinerary will be produced soon and circulated to those attending.


Colin & Heather organising

Wednesday 16th October 2019
Kate organising

Wednesday 6th November 2019
Dave and Denise organising

Wednesday 4th December 2019
Christmas Lunch
Organiser/s needed


AVEBURY WALK – Wednesday 17th July 2019

Our walk on Wednesday, 17 July was conducted by Kate.  We met at the National Trust car park just outside Avebury and were taken on a four mile circular walk through Avebury and up to Windmill Hill.   The terrain was mostly flat with a gentle uphill section through fields; we also had a few stiles to negotiate, one of which presented some of us (well, all of us!) a slight challenge due to its height!  

The walk provided some lovely views of our beautiful Wiltshire countryside.  The weather was also kind to us, the sky was bright, the temperature comfortable (after our recent very hot days), little wind and it was dry – what more could be asked?

Following the walk we relocated to the Waggon & Horses at Beckhampton for an excellent lunch.  We were delighted that Neil, John and Jane also joined us for the meal.

We are grateful that Kate has stepped forward to conduct our October walk and Dave and Denise will do the November one.

DEVIZES WALK – Wednesday 19th June 2019