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  • Shirehampton Walkie-Talkies

    Free Walks Programme

    Issue 15

    The Walks are led by qualified volunteer walk leaders, who have undergone the

    National Walking for Health training.

    The walks are a mixture of town and country routes and are aimed at those who

    are doing little exercise at the moment, but who would like to become more

    active.

    Sept - Nov 2016

    2 - 3 miles - up to 90 minutes walks

    Photos by Ruth Morris

  • Shirehampton Walkie -Talkies Level 3 Walking Groups autumn programme in

    association with LinkAge and Walking for Health Bristol Partnership.

    If you are looking to join a fun, friendly group of social walks, our group is for you.

    All of our walks are:

     FREE to attend, unless stated otherwise.

     Set at a moderate pace and covers a distance of 2 - 3 miles

     Led by fully trained Walk Leaders

    The walking group is aimed at people aged 55+ and the walks are suitable for anyone

    able to walk for an hour+ without stopping.

    The aim is to walk at a reasonable pace and cover between 2 to 3 miles. The walks

    are varied with some local and further afield. The level and conditions of the walks

    are indicated via a key. We like to stop for refreshments at a café mostly after walks

    when possible. Please bring money for refreshments and travel costs

    The walk leaders will try to set and maintain a pace which they feel is appropriate for

    the group and route. IF YOU FIND IT IS TOO FAST please SLOW DOWN at a pace

    that is comfortable for you.

    As a rough guide you should be able to walk and talk, but feel a bit warm with slightly

    elevated breathing

    Please DO NOT walk in front of the Walk Leader

    Hello and Welcome

  • Double check the start time for the walk you want to attend - start times are varied

    and can be varied again when special events are being held.

    New walkers please arrive 15 minutes before start time to complete the

    Walker registration form (with support if required).

    Please note:

    Key

    The following symbols are used as a guideline only. If you have specific needs

    please phone to find out more detailed information about a particular walk.

    60–90 minutes 2- 3 miles

    Rural terrain Toilets Uneven ground

    Steps Moderate inclines

    Wheelchair accessible

    Scooter Accessible

    Views Rest opportu- nities

    Guided walk (stop/start)

    Train and walk

    Bus and walk

    Car share Café stop Lunch stop

    Hints for Walking

     Dress appropriately for the weather

     Wear suitable supportive footwear

     Start each walk slowly, building up speed

     Slow down towards the end of each walk

     Walk to increase breathing but not to exhaust

     Drink plenty of water - bring a bottle of water and

    any snacks you may need

     Do not walk if you feel unwell

     Remember any necessary medication e.g. inhaler

  • Starts at: 9:30 am (9:20 for new walkers)

    Venue: Park & Ride Bus Stop Station Road

    Train: 902 and X2 return

    Details: From Sheepway follow signs through nature reserve with its lakes, ponds

    rhymes with 3 bird hides and level paths to Portishead for coffee and Bus home.

    Walk Leaders: Barbara, Eileen, John, Sylvia

    Wed 22nd June - River Trym to Blaise Castle Estate

    Wed 14th Sept - Abbots Pool Leigh Woods

    Starts at: 9:30 am (9.20 for new walkers)

    Venue: Park & Ride Bus Stop Station Road

    Buses: 902 and X2 or X3

    Details: The large pool, which is the central feature of the woodland, was part of a

    series of pools used by medieval monks developed for the medieval practice of

    farming for fish. Bring a hot drink and food as there are picnic benches around the

    pool, (but no toilets). Visit Brackenwood Nursery after walk for toilets and cafe.

    Wed 7th Sept - Shirehampton Park Golf Course

    Starts at: 10:00 am (9:50 for new walkers)

    Venue: Tithe Barn

    Buses: N/A

    Details: Starting at Park Road walk around the perimeter of Shirehampton Park and

    Golf course taking in the Panoramic views across the River Avon and Horseshoe

    bend. Then Kingsweston Estate and House for coffee etc.

    Walk Leaders: Barbara, Eileen, John, Sylvia

    Wed 28nd Sept - Avon Wildlife Nature Reserve to Portishead

    Wed 21st Sept - Woodwell Road & Yellow Brick Road

    Starts at: 10.00 am (9.50 for new walkers)

    Venue: Tithe Barn

    Buses: N/A

    Details: Optional Blackberry picking along Yellow Brick Road after pleasant walk

    along Woodwell Road and River Avon stopping at Lamplighters for coffee etc.

    Walk Leaders: Barbara, Eileen, John, Sylvia

  • Starts at: 9:30 am (9.20 for new walkers)

    Venue: Shirehampton Station

    Train: 9:35 am - return 11:54 am. Ticket £2 return approx.

    Details: A lovely walk along the sea defence walls, under the 2nd Severn crossing

    and through Severn Beach village. Bring your camera/binocular for fab views of

    Wales and seabirds.

    Walk Leaders: Barbara, Eileen, John, Sylvia

    Wed 5th Oct - Severn Beach

    Starts at: 10:00 am (9:50 for new walkers)

    Venue: Tithe Barn

    Buses: 3 or 18

    Details: From Coombe Dingle walking through woods, historic landscapes,

    woodland trails, Lily pond, Tarn Lake, and 18th Century Mill which was re-located

    when its original site was flooded to create Chew Valley reservoir.

    Walk Leaders: Barbara, Eileen, John, Sylvia

    Wed 12th Oct - Coombe Dingle to Blaise Castle

    Starts at: 9:30 am (9:50 for new walkers)

    Venue: Park & Ride

    Buses: 902 and X3

    Details: Alight Bus in pretty Pill Village explore nearby surroundings with panoramic

    views across the River Avon and beyond.

    Walk Leaders: Barbara, Eileen, John, Sylvia

    Wed 19th Oct - Pill Village

  • Starts at: 10:00 am (9:50 for new walkers)

    Venue: Park & Ride Bus Stop Station Road

    Buses: 901 outward X3 and 902 return

    Details: Cross Suspension Bridge to Ashton Court. Visit gardens, house and cafe

    then walk back down to Bower Ashton for X3 or walk back to Merchants Road 902

    bus stop.

    Walk Leader: Barbara, Eileen, John, Sylvia

    Wed 2nd Nov - Suspension Bridge to Ashton Court

    Starts at: 10.00am (9.50 for new walkers)

    Venue: Park & Ride Bus Stop Station Road

    Train: 902 return

    Details: Starting at Merchants Road walk towards centre via the Pump Room

    passing wildlife, birds, plant life etc. Choice whether to finish at Cascade steps or

    carry on walking back to Merchants Road passing M Shed and SS Great Britain.

    Walk Leader: Barbara, Eileen, John, Sylvia

    Wed 9th Nov - Harbourside Circular

    Starts at: 10.00am (9.50 for new walkers)

    Venue: Tithe Barn

    Buses: 18

    Details: from Lake Road entrance an interesting woodland walk with well

    maintained footpaths. Then finding way to Historical Westbury on Trym for coffee

    and Bus home.

    Walk Leader: Barbara, Eileen, John, Sylvia

    Wed 16th Nov - Baddocks Wood to Westbury on Trym

    Starts at: 9:30 am (9:50 for new walkers)

    Venue: Park & Ride Bus Stop Station Road

    Buses: 902 and X39

    Details: Bath City walk with its many places of interest; its buildings; history; and

    parkland. (Possible later than usual arrival back home in Bristol)

    Walk Leader: Barbara, Eileen, John, Sylvia

    Wed 26th Oct - Bath

  • Starts at: 10.00am (9.50 for new walkers)

    Venue: Bus Stop Station Road

    Bus: 902

    Details: After a brisk walk from Temple way and Castle Park finish at Llandoger

    Trow for a pre booked lunch at Llandoger Trow as a pre Xmas get together

    Walk Leader: Barbara, Eileen, John, Sylvia

    Wed 30th Nov - Castle Park to Llandoger Trow for Lunch

    Starts at: 10.00am (9.50 for new walkers)

    Venue: Tithe Barn

    Bus: N/A

    Details: Circular walk around Kingsweston Estate with its many footpaths and

    history finishing at Kingsweston House for coffee etc.

    Walk Leader: Barbara, Eileen, John, Sylvia

    Wed 23rd Nov - Kingsweston Estate

    Photos taken by

    Ruth Morris