What we're about
'There is simply nothing else quite like it on Meet Up!'
A Walk in the Past is a friendly group where regulars and newcomers are always welcome. Our aim is to combine a good walk with pleasant company in historic landscapes.
My name is Steve Mynard and I lead journeys of exploration and discovery into the landscapes of our past. I set up A Walk in the Past to give me an opportunity to share my passion for walking and for history with like minded people. I have lived in the West Country for nearly forty years since moving here from Essex in 1982. During that time I have wandered all over Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset as well as the Bristol and Bath area and further afield into South Wales and the Southwest Peninsular. There is just so much history around here! I really enjoy the research that goes into each of my walks.
I am a qualified Lowland Walk Leader with the national organisation Mountain Training. I am also a qualified Outdoor First Aid Provider.
Since we started out in October 2016 I have put on over 300 events and the feedback is pretty good! People who join A Walk in the Past like a good walk with interesting people and they like learning more about the history of our region. We always stop off somewhere for refreshments.
Our walks are between three and six miles in length and of varying levels of challenge, but generally the term 'amble' covers most of them.
A set of historical notes is sent out after each walk.
Come along and meet us. New members are always most welcome.