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Ray Woolfe will lead the next walk –  ‘A wander down the Cam from Hinton Blewett’ on Sunday 20th May.

This is a beautiful walk through some dreamy Somerset countryside. There are a number of kissing gates for those who dream of romance; a walk along the River Cam for those who dream of long gone days among the dreaming spires; and a view of a yellow submarine for those who dream of the days when the Beatles were king.

The Walk

The walk is along the northern slopes of the Mendip Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It takes in a gem of a church in Cameley and one of the best viewpoints in the area at Prospect Style. The wild flowers will be out in the meadows. There is one steady hill of about 10 minutes duration and only two stiles. The total distance is 4.4 miles, about 2.5 hours walking. This could be reduced to 3.3 miles (2 hours walking). Inevitably there will be some some mud so decent footwear is recommended. The walk will be led by Ray and Sarah. For further information: Ray 07871 588994 Sarah 07742 909995.

Getting to Hinton Blewett

A38 out of Bristol – B3130 signposted Chew Valley – Turn right at roundabout signposted Chew Stoke – Go through Chew Stoke and take the B3114 to West Harptree – Continue on B3114 through East Harptree and shortly afterwards take left turn signposted Coley and Hinton Blewett.

Park around the green by the Ring O’Bells.

OS Explorer 141 Cheddar Gorge and Mendip Hills West. grid ref. 594.569


Meet at St. Andrews Park by 10.00am to share lifts or meet in Hinton Blewett at 10.45am at the Ring O’ Bells at 10.45. We can have lunch at The Ring O’ Bells (excellent food) or bring a packed lunch to eat outside. Please let Gordon know by Friday evening if you would like to come on the walk and whether you would like or can offer a lift from Bristol, or whether you will meet us at Hinton Blewett. or 0779 6087351.


Sangha walks are an opportunity to socialise with other sangha members, ground ourselves in our natural environment, take gentle exercise and to practice mindful walking.

Please contact Gordon if you would like to lead a walk in the months ahead – using links above.