HARTCLIFFE & WITHYWOOD AMBLERS
This friendly group meets regularly to enjoy a range of interesting and stimulating walks in both the local countryside and towns.
Our programme of walks are designed to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get and keep a little fitter, whilst enjoying the company of other like minded local people
Once a month we also plan a mid-week walk - to find out more please contact David Walker on 0117 946 5285.
Why not take the first steps to health by joining us on one of our walk? Enjoy wonderful countryside, fresh air and meet others.
Here are details of some of the forthcoming walks:
Saturday 12th April 2014
Walk: Wotton-under-Edge to Dursley Meeting Place: The Gatehouse Centre.
Time to meet: 10am Cost: £4.00 Transport: Booking RequiredDescription: Part 7 of the Cotswolds Way 6.5 miles, maybe some stiles and hills.
For the full programme, please see the Autumn/Winter 2013-14 Programme - available from the Downloads page
Saturday 26th April 2014
Walk: Sculpture Trail Bristol City Centre Meeting Place: The Gatehouse Centre.
Time to meet: 10am Cost: Free Transport: PublicDescription: This walk gives a fascinating tour of some 30 public statues and sculptures, many of them hidden from the public gaze. Approximately 2.5 miles and accessible friendly.
Sunday 18th May 2014
Walk: Priors Wood Meeting Place: The Gatehouse Centre.
Time to meet: 10am Cost: £3.50 Transport: Booking RequiredDescription: Circular walk in rugged Prior's Park wood, otherwise comfortable with 7 stiles with some steep and wooded slopes but mostly open woodland. Approximately 5 miles.
Saturday 21st June 2014
Walk: Summer Solstice White Horse Walk Meeting Place: The Gatehouse Centre.
Time to meet: 10am Cost: £4.00 Transport: Booking RequiredDescription: A circular walk through the chalk hills of Wiltshire. The route takes in the Westbury White Horse and the adjacent Bratton Camp Iron Age hill. Approximately 4 miles.
Sunday 20th July 2014
Walk: Watersmeet / Valley of the Rocks Meeting Place: The Gatehouse Centre.
Time to meet: 9.30am Cost: £4.00 Transport: Booking RequiredDescription: This circular walk follows a well signposted route across varied terrain, along a shady river valley, up through woodland and out onto the South West Coastal Path. Part of the route is on an exposed path on the side of a high cliff so probably not for people with a fear of heights and there are steps in places. Approximately 5.5 miles.
Sunday 17th August 2014
Walk: Chocolate Box & River Wriggle Walk Meeting Place: The Gatehouse Centre.
Time to meet: 10am Cost: £4.00 Transport: Booking RequiredDescription: A gentle stroll along the course of the meandering River Wriggle with pretty villages and ample opportunity for sampling the local brew and food. Approximately 4.5 miles.
For the full programme, please see the Spring/Summer 2014 Programme - available from the Downloads page
Did You Know That Walking Can:
Help you sleep Help reduce stress
Strengthen your heart Reduce blood pressure
Help manage your weight
Hints For Walking
- Dress appropriately for the weather
- Wear suitable, supportive footwear
- Start each walk slowly, gradually building up speed
- Slow the walk down at the end
- Walk to increase breathing, but not to exhaust yourself