Walks & Events Programme:

  • Sunday walks are usually about 10 miles, unless stated otherwise
  • Hill walks involve 500m – 1,000m of ascent, may include rough ground and require appropriate clothing
  • Evening walks are usually followed by pub, including meal option. Summer: 2 hour walk; winter: 90 minute walk – bring torch!
  • Mid-week walks are organised on an ad hoc basis and notified to members by email.

Safety: An EGONS event is like a group of friends going out together. The organiser will co-ordinate the event and roughly plan the route. Each person is responsible for his or her own safety at all times. See our Health and Safety guidelines.  Sometimes there may be a risk of serious injury. If you join in you take the risk upon yourself, so you should assess whether the activity is suitable for you, wear appropriate clothing, and preferably carry a map & compass.   Organisers: consider whether you need EGONS equipment. Cyclists are responsible for safe and legal riding and in choosing whether to wear a helmet and hi-viz clothing.

Date Day Activity Organiser
November 2021
7th Sun Walk: Clevedon and Gordano Valley. Hills to climb, woodland to enjoy, and lovely views. 10 miles Robert H
14th Sun Walk: The delightful Cranbourne Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty straddling Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, 8 – 9 miles Kate P
17th Weds Pop up Walk: Wye Valley from Tintern Abbey, 7 miles Caroline S
19th Fri Walk: to mark the passing of long time EGONS members Bob Quinell and John Harris, there will be a 6.5km circular walk, setting off at 10 a.m., starting and finishing at the Miner’s Rest in Long Ashton, followed by a get together in the pub. All welcome. Julia J
21st Sun Walk: Wiltshire downs, from Knapp Hill taking in historic sights such as Tumuli, Earthworks and a Giant’s grave. 16k John P
28th Sun  Walk: Uley and Nympsfield, to include visiting the eerie Smallpox Hill. 10 miles, beware unexpected contours  Paul C
30th Weds Pop up Walk: Castle Combe 10 miles meet 0900 Anne R
 December 2021
5th Sun Walk: Axbridge Circular, 9 miles Robert H
12th Sun Walk: from Newbridge, Bath, 10 miles Caroline S
19th Sun  Walk: Bradford upon Avon circular Howard G
28th BH Tues Walk: Batheaston Circular taking in Cold Ashton and the scenic St Catherine’s Valley. At 20k, one to blow the cobwebs away.  Julia J
January 2022
2nd Sun Walk: Penpole, Bristol, This Bristol walk follows a series of footpaths along the River Trym and through the delightful Penpole Wood, Kings Weston Down and Blaise Castle Estate with superb views over Bristol and Shirehampton. 9 miles  Judy K
9th Sun Walk: Priddy area 10 miles Jim W
16th Sun Walk: Urchfont & Wedhampton, Wilts, in Vale of Pewsey, following sections of White Horse Trail. 8 miles Malcolm
23rd Sun Walk: Wiltshire Downs taking in Oliver’s Castle 16km John P
30th Sun Walk: Crooks Peak and Axbridge reservoir. 17km. From Cheddar/Axbridge reservoir to the line of hills leading to Crooks Peak, over Wavering down and Compton hill. Back over the Somerset levels.  Aileen
February 2022
6th Sun Walk: North Nibley, 10 miles Karin
13th Sun Bike Ride:  Timsbury to Cranmore Railway Stn, 42 miles Jane H
13th Sun Walk: TBC but likely to be under 10 miles Nigel V
20th Sun Walk: WALES! Llangattock area near Crickhowell Ginny
27th Sun Walk: Quantocks area Kay
Forthcoming 2022
29th April- 3rd May 2022 5 days Dartmoor long weekend camping and walking trip (www.langstonemanor.co.uk) Robert H
Spring Summer 2022 4 separate days Great Stones Way. 80km linear walk from Coate Water (nr Swindon) to Old Sarum (nr Salisbury). Ruth M
May 22nd- 29th 2022 Sun to Sun Scotland: Loch Tay, staying in Morenish near Killin.  Self catering Lodges (lochtay lodges) or camping. www.cruachanfarm.co.uk.   or Morenish House.
Plenty of walks, Munros to bag, cycling or canoeing.
Caroline S
June  11th – 26th 2022 2 weeks, drop in , drop out South West Ireland West: casual multi centre camping trip visiting Dingle Peninsula and Ring of Kerry. To include Ireland’s highest mountain Carrauntoonhil in the Macgillycuddy Reeks. Robert H
September 2022  5th – 20th  Trekking trip to Malawi FULL – reserve list only  John P
September 2022  9th – 13th  Camping trip to Cornwall. Newquay area. Coast path walking. Close enough to come for the weekend Elaine S
October/November 2022 tbc Fri – Sun/Mon Annual Dinner weekend Kate P

Cancellation:   Very occasionally events can be cancelled due to low numbers, weather or illness. Organiser to confer with Programme Secretary or Chair before emailing the group to cancel.

Transport: Lift sharing to be in line with Covid restrictions

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