Churchill & Congresbury Thursday Walkers

After the last National 3 Peaks Challenge ended a few of the participants decided it would be a good idea to continue walking on Thursday evenings. Apart from training for the 3 Peaks we had all enjoyed the conversation and fellowship in the group. The first of the new Thursday walks was on the 7th July 2016 and the group has been meeting every fortnight to walk since then - alternating between Churchill and Congresbury.

For a Churchiil walk we meet outside the Crown Pub in The Batch (if the car park is busy/ full please park at Churchill Methodist Church and walk up to the Crown). When we are walking form Congresbury we all meet in the car park at St Andrews (access via the A370).

We gather at 7:30 pm and usually start walking at about 7:40 pm. There are a variety of routes of different length and we always make the walk fit those who are walking rather than the other way around. The walks tend to be between 3 and 5 miles and normally complete between 9 and 9:30 pm. Those who wish to can then take refreshment in either The Crown, Churchill or the Old Inn, Congresbury. During the autumn and winter months a torch is essential but between May and September its usually possible to get by without. Stout shoes or boots are also a must and the ground can be muddy as we follow cross country footpaths. 

Starting from the 18th May we have  gone over to walking weekly. In order not to rewrite the whole schedule there will be a walk from Churchill for each of two weeks and then a walk from Congresbury for the next two weeks, and so on.At the end of Septermber we will revert to walking every fortnight. In order to try and open up the walking to as manyu as possible we have decided that one of the walks form each venue will be a "standard" walk and one a more gentle walk.As always though we fit the walk to those who come along so please feel free t joins us at any time for exercise, conversation and some fantastic views of the Somerset countryside.

We hope that we might be able to go further afield at some stage, perhaps to the Brecon Beacons or Dartmoor. 

The walk schedule is shown below (if you have any questions or queries please contact Stuart Seel sms04@tiscali.co.uk)  

DATE WALK START OR AREA WALK TYPE
11/01/2018 ST  ANDREWS, CONGRESBURY -  CAR PARK  
08/02/2018 CROWN PUB, THE BATCH , CHURCHILL  - CAR PARK  
22/02/2018 ST  ANDREWS, CONGRESBURY -  CAR PARK  
8/03/2018 CROWN PUB, THE BATCH , CHURCHILL  - CAR PARK  
22/03/2018 ST  ANDREWS, CONGRESBURY -  CAR PARK  
5/04/2018 CROWN PUB, THE BATCH , CHURCHILL  - CAR PARK  
19/04/2018 ST  ANDREWS, CONGRESBURY -  CAR PARK  
3/05/2018 CROWN PUB, THE BATCH , CHURCHILL  - CAR PARK  
10/05/2018 ST  ANDREWS, CONGRESBURY -  CAR PARK  
17/05/2018 CROWN PUB, THE BATCH , CHURCHILL  - CAR PARK Standard
24/5/2018 CROWN PUB, THE BATCH , CHURCHILL  - CAR PARK Easier
31/05/2018 ST  ANDREWS, CONGRESBURY -  CAR PARK Standard
7/6/2018 ST  ANDREWS, CONGRESBURY -  CAR PARK Easier
14/06/2018 CROWN PUB, THE BATCH , CHURCHILL  - CAR PARK Standard
21/6/2018 CROWN PUB, THE BATCH , CHURCHILL  - CAR PARK Easier
28/06/2018 ST  ANDREWS, CONGRESBURY -  CAR PARK Standard
5/7/2018 ST  ANDREWS, CONGRESBURY -  CAR PARK Easier
14/07/2018 CROWN PUB, THE BATCH , CHURCHILL  - CAR PARK Standard
19/7/2018 CROWN PUB, THE BATCH , CHURCHILL  - CAR PARK Easier
26/07/2018 CANCELLED  
2/8/2018 CANCELLED  
9/08/2018 CANCELLED  
16/8/2018 CROWN PUB, THE BATCH , CHURCHILL  - CAR PARK Easier
23/08/2018 ST  ANDREWS, CONGRESBURY -  CAR PARK Standard
30/8/2018 ST  ANDREWS, CONGRESBURY -  CAR PARK Easier
6/09/2018 CROWN PUB, THE BATCH , CHURCHILL  - CAR PARK Standard
13/9/2018 CROWN PUB, THE BATCH , CHURCHILL  - CAR PARK Easier
20/09/2018 ST  ANDREWS, CONGRESBURY -  CAR PARK Standard
27/9/2018 ST  ANDREWS, CONGRESBURY -  CAR PARK Easier
4/10/2018 CROWN PUB, THE BATCH , CHURCHILL  - CAR PARK  
18/10/2018 ST  ANDREWS, CONGRESBURY -  CAR PARK  
1/11/2018 CROWN PUB, THE BATCH , CHURCHILL  - CAR PARK  
15/11/2018 ST  ANDREWS, CONGRESBURY -  CAR PARK  
29/11/2018 CROWN PUB, THE BATCH , CHURCHILL  - CAR PARK  
6/12/2018 ST  ANDREWS, CONGRESBURY -  CAR PARK  
20/12/2018 CROWN PUB, THE BATCH , CHURCHILL  - CAR PARK