This Saturdays walk (4th September) is proposed to be an Exmoor walk in the ancient oak woodland near Porlock, West Somerset. I have mentioned this to a number of the walkers and wish to give sufficient notice for this walk so you can plan ahead.Â
We can meet at the road by Silk Mills Park n Ride (free parking) at 0830 to leave at 0845hrs and either car share or follow each other to the National Trust Horner car park (TA24 8HY, SE of Porlock), approx 30 miles and 1hr drive from central Taunton.Â If you wish to car share as a passenger please offer a donation (suggest Â£4) to your kind driver.Â Note the earlier meeting time, so we have time to drive and get parking spaces. Or if you wish to meet at Horner, meet at 0945hrs.Â Parking is free for NT members and there are public toilets.Â
The walk is through beautiful, and rare, ancient oak woodland, returning via Horner Water river valley and ending up at the NT tea room.Â Bring drinks/snacks as refreshments will be at the end of the walk.Â This walk has a hill climb to begin with, then a terrace walk with views, followed by the beautiful gnarly oak woodland and finally dropping back down into the valley to follow the river back. The route will be 4-5 miles for approx 3 hrs. So note if we stop for lunch we will return to Taunton approx 3-4pm.Â Â
This is one of my favorite walks in the world and I would love to share it with you.Â
Walking is an uncomplicated way of keeping fit, and walking with a group makes it that more enjoyable. Taunton Fitness Club now has an evening group for the summer months and a weekend group that aims to meet year round. The meeting point may change for each walk but a map will always be available on the club website.
Midweek Walking Group During Summer 2021 our midweek group will meet at for an evening walk. The meeting point and day of the week may change often so please check. Our Facebook page will normally have updates for walkers.
Saturday Group ( All Year Weather Permitting ) The emphasis is on enjoying the freedom of walking, and our weekend walk will access Somerset's lovely villages, lanes, public footpaths and byways. Please become a member of the club (it's free) and take a walk with us.
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