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Dead Woman's Ditch walk

Hi all and a warm welcome to our new members.  We now have 50 members in our group so we should be having some great walks in 2014.

OK.....  the Monday / Tuesday walk hasn't happened so hope you can make the Sunday walk.  I haven't decided the exact route yet, but we will start at Dead Woman's Ditch and head towards Holford.  If the weather is clement there are some good views over the Bristol Channel and across to Wales.  Around about 6 - 7 miles.  DIRECTIONS:  Drive along the A39 from Bridgwater to Minehead.  When you pass Nether Stowey traffic lights you will need to take the third turning on the left (probably signposted Crowcombe).  The road is quite steep and includes a very sharp right hand bend.  At the top you will meet the road that goes from Stowey to Crowcombe.  The car park is right there opposite you.  I drive a blue VW Passat estate.  My mobile:  07855 698057.

Please bring sandwiches and a flask and we will stop for a lunch break.

I hope we have a few walkers - including some 'newbies'.  Don't forget you are welcome to bring friends and partners.  Please do let me know about dogs so I can keep an eye on numbers.  Most of you know that I have two.  There will be wild horses and sheep up on the hills.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Jo xx

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  • Barbara k.

    Sorry I've been decorating and have not finished I will not be able to make it today, totally gutted Barbara

    January 5, 2014

  • Jo P.

    Hi. The weather isn't looking too bad from my windows, but the met office are still declaring heavy rain. I'm still up for the walk! Bring waterproofs! Possibly we can stop for coffee in the Plough if they aren't too bothered about the muddy boots.

    Directions again for those who might have missed them:

    Past Nether Stowey, third turning on the left, heading over the hills to Crowcombe. When you get to the top of the hill, at the t-junction, the parking is directly opposite.

    I have a blue VW Passat. My mobile: 07855 698057. Restricted signal up on the hills.

    See you all soon!

    Jo

    January 5, 2014

  • mo o.

    im guessing this is still happening despite bad weather warnings? I am suddenly without a car at the moment No keys..)so unless anyone is driving down the B3227 past the milverton turn off, or i can persuade a friend of mine to come (she had been interested a few days ago), I wont be able to make it again )-:

    January 4, 2014

    • Jo P.

      Hi Mo, I've no plans to cancel at the moment. The weather here isn't too bad right now and I really need that walk! If there are severe weather warnings and the threat of trees coming down then I'll post tomorrow. Not sure who is coming from where, but if anyone sees your post I would ask that they contact you directly. Jo xx

      January 4, 2014

    • mo o.

      Yes thanks Jo; my friend has backed out...the weather also isnt too bad here, so if it stays the same i may be interested.

      January 4, 2014

  • Fenella P.

    Hi Jo, I'll be there too, looking forward to it.

    December 31, 2013

    • Hilary B.

      Hi Fenella. I met a Fenella during a walk some time ago and promised to send her my Tiramisu recipe but then lost her address. Was that you? If so, let me know if you still want it and I'll bring it along on Sunday. Will be nice to see you again.

      January 3, 2014

    • Fenella P.

      Hi Hillary. Yes, I think it was me, would be great if you could bring your recipe along on Sunday. See you then. :)

      1 · January 3, 2014

  • Karen

    happy new year to you all even though i have not actually met any one yet! i am nursing a broken arm but hope to join the walks as soon as i can. I want to bring along my german shepherd dog who is very friendly to people and dogs but i am very aware that not all people or their dogs are comfortable with german shepherds; any one out there not comfortable with me bringing my dog along?

    December 31, 2013

    • Jo P.

      Hi Karen, welcome to our little group. We can give it a go with the dogs! Generally German Shepherds don't like Tibetans..... dogs being dogs there are always exceptions! Let me know if you are able to make it and I can do a 'dog' count. So far we've not had any issues. Jo

      January 3, 2014

  • Hilary B.

    Happy New Year! Fingers crossed the weather is good to us on Sunday as I could really do with a good walk to blow away the cobwebs after the holidays. I've marked a +1 as a friend of mine might join me, but I'm not 100% sure. Is anyone car sharing to the meeting point?

    January 3, 2014

  • Lucy

    Hi Karen - Happy New Year to you too! I love all friendly dogs and hope your dog and my two enjoy lots of walks in the coming months. Good luck with your arm - I hope it heals quickly

    January 1, 2014

  • mo o.

    Ooh thanks Jo; Ill be there, a perfect day! xx

    December 31, 2013

  • Lucy

    Hi Jo - This will be my first walk with your group, having just moved to Taunton. I have two springer spaniels who are used to these sorts of walks, and (so far) have not proven to be a problem! They tolerate me putting them on the lead, but much prefer a good run around. I am so looking forward to getting out and discovering the walks around Somerset and meeting some new people. Happy New Year to everyone - Lucy

    December 31, 2013

    • Jo P.

      Hi Lucy, so far I think it's just my two and your two, so I'm sure they will get along fine. I've got a grumpy one but he's much better off the lead with other dogs. See you Sunday! Jo

      December 31, 2013

  • Jo P.

    Hi all. Due to popular demand we are going to do this walk on the weekend. Any preference for Saturday or Sunday? I'm happy with either. Let me know ASAP. I've ordered a new Quantock walking book and will hope it arrive before then but if not we will head out from Dead Woman's Ditch this time. Jo xx

    December 29, 2013

  • Jo P.

    Hi all, Monday is better for me, but if there is enough interest I can do both days.... really have to start getting my sluggish body back into walking mode! Shall we say 12 noon on Monday? and the same on Tuesday? Come on..... you know you want to!

    December 29, 2013

  • mo o.

    There is a possibility i can do the Tuesday (31st, if it happens). Well done Jo fo getting this together and if not Tueday i hope to make one again soon! x

    December 29, 2013

  • sue

    Jo, I am free for a walk on the Monday only. I hope Monday is good for everyone else as I am looking forward to seeing you again and hopefully a nice walk like last time. x

    December 29, 2013

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