Walking in and around Yate
Our group, formed in 1976, is based in the Yate area of South Gloucestershire. Many of our walks are around the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on our doorstep. We also walk regularly in Wiltshire and parts of Somerset.
We have three walking programmes running throughout the year. Our Wednesday and Saturday walks are typically 6 to 8 miles. On Sundays, walks are usually longer (8 to 12 miles) and may be slightly further afield e.g., the Forest of Dean or South Wales.
Our group help local people enjoy walking and protect the places where we all love to walk. If you like the outdoors, the changing seasons and walking in beautiful surroundings with good company, come and join us - you will be made very welcome.
Our friendly walking community
Our walks are led by experienced local walkers. They offer the opportunity to meet others who enjoy walking, to explore new routes and areas and to discover how walking in the outdoors boosts health and well-being.
We have a variety of walks on our programme from easy and moderate, to a bit more strenuous. Walk leaders carry out pre-walks and will happily provide you with more details such as length, terrain, conditions and even the number of stiles! If you would like to come on a particular walk, please contact the walk leader.
We have an active path maintenance group which works regularly to maintain routes in partnership with the local council and landowners. New volunteers are always welcome.
We aim to arrange social events throughout the year and walking breaks in March and October.