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BRISTOL ACTUARIES’ WALKING CLUB MEETS

(25 years of walks and dinners)



Meet no. Date  Location  Distance (Km) Height climbed (m)


 1980            

(– 4) Oct 26 Westonbirt 3 0   


 1983            

(– 3) June 25 Brecon Beacons 12 700


 1984            

(– 2) July 14 Mendip Hills 21 670


 1986            

(– 1) July 12 The Black Mountains 26 1,010


 1987            

(   0) June 20 Brecon Beacons 25 1,290

1 Oct 31 The Black Mountains 22¾ 700


 1988            

2 Feb 20 Forest of Dean 19¼ 480

3 April 16 Quantock Hills 22 420

4 June 25 Malvern Hills 21 1,220  

5 Oct 8 Mendip Hills west 21½ 760

6 Dec 10 Naunton 8¾ 140


 1989            

7 Feb 25 Meet cancelled! –    –   

8.1 April 21 Craig y Llyn 14½ 800

8.2 April 22 Cader Idris 17 1,050

8.3 April 23 Maesglasau 14¼ 750

9 May 6 The Ridgeway  – Ogbourne St George to Hackpen Hill 23½ 350

10 July 1 The Black Mountains 27¼ 900

11 Sept 30 Dartmoor 20¾ 550

12 Nov 4 Cotswold Way 1  – Chipping Campden to Wood Stanway 21¾ 420

12a Nov 18 Cotswold Way 1 rpt 24½ 590


 1990            

13 Jan 20 Foss Way 16 100

14 Feb 17 Radnor Forest 15½ 480

15 Mar 17 Cotswold Way 2  – Wood Stanway to Whittington 28½ 590

15a Mar 31 Cotswold Way 2 rpt 24 590

16 April 7 Exmoor 25 720

17.1 May 11 Swirl How 7¼ 530  

17.2 May 12 Jack’s Rake & Bowfell 15½ 1,280

17.3 May 13 Fairfield 16 1,030

17.4 May 14 Stony Cove Pike 8½ 620

18 June 30 The Black Mountain 18½ 780

19 Sept 29 Cotswold Way 3  – Ham Hill to Cooper's Hill 25½ 450

20 Oct 27 Wye Valley 24¼ 850

21 Nov 24 Cranborne Chase 19 240


 1991            

22 Jan 26 Wellow & Camerton 16½ 410

23 Feb 23 Ystradfellte waterfalls 14 360

24 Mar 23 Mendip Hills east 20¾ 300

25 April 20 Cotswold Way 4 – Cooper’s Hill to Coaley Peak 24 620  

26.1 May 10 Seat Sandal 4½ 500

26.2 May 10 Pike o’Blisco 9 620

26.3 May 11 Scafell Pike 12¾ 1,130

26.4 May 12 High Street 18¾ 960

26.5 May 13 Loughrigg Fell 4½ 310

26a July 1 West Mendip Way  – Uphill to Wells 44¼ 1,260

27 July 6 The Black Mountains 26¼ 720

28 Sept 21 Cotswold Way 5  – Coaley Peak to Alderley 25½ 750  

29 Oct 26 Wylye Valley 19¼ 400

30 Nov 16 The Wansdyke 23¼ 330


 1992            

31 Jan 25 Box & South Wraxall 17 200

32 Feb 15 Portishead & Clevedon 28 240

33 Mar 14 Cotswold Way 6  – Alderley to Dyrham 21¾ 330  

34 April 11 Cotswold Way 7  – Dyrham to Bath 21 420

35.1 May 1 Place Fell 5¾ 510

35.2 May 2 Helvellyn 19¼ 1,410

35.3 May 3 Old Man of Coniston 15¾ 1,150

35.4 May 4 Lang How 6¼ 380

35.5 May 4 Lingmoor Fell 3½ 270

36 June 27 Malvern Hills 20 900

36a July 20 West Mendip Way  – Wells to Shipham 26½ 890

37 Sept 26 Offa’s Dyke Path 1  – Chepstow to Kymin 24¾ 990

38 Oct 24 Cadbury Castle 20 240

39 Nov 21 Kennet & Avon Canal 1  – Hanham to Bath 22¼ 40


 1993            

40 Jan 16 Bourton & Naunton 20 180

39a Jan 23 K&A Canal 1 rpt  – Hanham to Bath 22¼ 40

41 Feb 20 K&A Canal 2  – Bath to Semington 20 10

42 Mar 20 Offa’s Dyke Path 2  – Kymin to Pandy 28 540

43.1 April 30 Brown Crag 5½ 400

43.2 May 1 Esk Pike 20 1,250

43.3 May 2 Blencathra 10½ 720

43.4 May 3 Crag Hill 11½ 1,060

44 June 26 Offa’s Dyke Path 3  – Pandy to Hay 25 710

45 Sept 18 Dartmoor 19¾ 720

46 Oct 9 Offa’s Dyke Path 4  – Hay to Kington 21½ 650

47 Oct 30 Woolley Grange, Bradford-on-Avon –    –   

48 Nov 6 The Ridgeway 21 350

49 Dec 4 K&A Canal 3  – Semington to All Cannings 21¼ 60


 1994            

50 Jan 22 Cirencester Park 19¾ 210

51 Feb 19 Mendip Hills west 24¼ 670

52 Mar 5 K&A Canal 4  – All Cannings to Crofton 21¾ 30

53 April 9 Offa’s Dyke Path 5  – Kington to Knighton 21¼ 600  

54.1 April 29 Helm Crag 6½ 330

54.2 April 30 Bowfell & Crinkle Crags 14 1,200

54.3 May 1 Grisedale Pike 16 1,280

54.4 May 2 Skiddaw 12¼ 870

55 June 25 Three Castles walk, Gwent 29 970

56.1 Sept 24 Offa’s Dyke Path 6  – Knighton to Churchtown 16¾ 760

56.2 Sept 25 Offa’s Dyke Path 7  – … to Salt Bridge 13¾ 210

57  Oct 29 Leigh Woods & Failand 19½ 140

58 Oct 29 Colleys Supper Rooms, Bristol –    –   

59 Nov 19 K&A Canal 5  – Crofton to Kintbury 16¾ 0

60 Dec 10 Cowley, Birdlip & Caudle Green 16½ 250 km


 1995            

61 Jan 21 Combe Hay & Midford 17½ 380

62 Feb 18 Cherhill Down 23½ 410

63 April 1 Castle Combe 19 310

64 April 22 K&A Canal 6  – Kintbury to Tyle Mill 25½ 0

65.1 May 5 Pike o’Stickle 8 620

65.2 May 6 Sca Fell 15¼ 940

65.3 May 7 High Street 15 890

65.4 May 8 Old Man of Coniston 11¼ 730

66 June 3 Radnor Forest 19 620

66a June 26 West Mendip Way  – Wells to Uphill 44¼ 1,270

67 July 1 Brecon Beacons 22½ 1,220

68.1 Sept 23 Offa’s Dyke Path 8  – Salt Bridge to River Vyrnwy 26½ 370  

68.2 Sept 24 Offa’s Dyke Path 9  – … to Oswestry 15 570

69 Oct 28 K&A Canal 7  – Tyle Mill to Reading & on to Purley 22¼ 30

70 Nov 4 The Sign of the Angel, Lacock –    –   

71 Nov 25 Wye Valley 18 610


 1996            

71a Jan 1 Chewstoke 10¾ 180

72 Jan 20 Limestone Link 1  – Cold Ashton to Combe Hay 20½ 90

73 Feb 17 Savernake Forest 18¾ 150

74 Mar 23 Thames Path 1  – Purley to Wallingford 22 40

75 April 20 Cotswold Way  – Haresfield Beacon to Seven Springs 27¼ 640

76.1 May 3 Wansfell 7¼ 550

76.2 May 4 Kentmere Horseshoe 19½ 1,090

76.3 May 5 Blencathra 11 850

76.4 May 6 Black Crag 18 480

77 June 8 Malvern Hills 20¼ 750

78 July 6 The Black Mountain 20½ 910

79 July 20 Limestone Link 2  – Combe Hay to West Harptree 24½ 290  

79a Aug 3 Limestone Link 2 rpt 24½ 290

80.1 Sept 28 Offa’s Dyke Path 10  – Oswestry to World’s End 27 730  

80.2 Sept 29 Offa’s Dyke Path 11  – … to Clwyd Gate 15¾ 400  

81 Oct 19 Thames Path 2  – Wallingford to Abingdon 21¾ 10  

82 Nov 2 Limestone Link 3  – West Harptree to Shipham 20½ 580  

83 Nov 23 Petty France, Hawkesbury Upton –    –   


 1997            

84 Jan 1 Lansdown 16¼ 420

85 Jan 25 “To Hill and Wick  – and Back” 19 350

86 Feb 15 Wardens’ & Windrush Ways east 21¼ 280

87 Mar 8 Thames Path 3  – Abingdon to Thrupp 26 20

88 April 12 East Mendip Way  – Frome to Wells 29½ 430  

89.1 May 2 Mid Craig 6½ 500

89.2 May 3 Hart Fell 17¾ 1,130

89.3 May 4 Hunt Law 12½ 500

90 May 17 Sidmouth 22 730

91 June 28 Avebury & Pewsey 20¼ 280

92.1 Sept 19 Offa’s Dyke Path 12  – Clwyd Gate to Llangwyfan Forest 12½ 560

92.2 Sept 20 Offa’s Dyke Path 13  – … to Prestatyn 26¾ 840

92.3 Sept 21 Moel Famau 5 210

93 Oct 11 Oxfordshire Way 1  – Thrupp to Chadlington 27½ 190  

94 Oct 25 Quantock Hills 17¼ 580

95 Nov 8 Calcot Manor, near Tetbury –    –    

96 Dec 7 Wye Valley 13¾ 350


 1998            

97 Jan 1 West of Englishcombe 14½ 310

98 Jan 24 Woodchester Park 14 240

99 Feb 21 Oxfordshire Way 2  – Chadlington to Bourton-on-the-Water 21¾ 160

100 Mar 28 Stourhead 19¼ 360

101.1 May 1 Mynydd Cwmcelli 10½ 390

101.2 May 2 Rhinog Fawr 12¼ 830

101.3 May 3 Cader Idris 12½ 940

101.4 May 4 Drosgol 10¼ 530

102 July 4 Heart of England Way: Bourton-on-the-Water to Chipping Campden 25¼ 330

103 July 25 Black Mountains 27 1,040

104.1 Sept 19 Two Moors Way 1  – Ivybridge to New Bridge 22½ 670  

104.2 Sept 20 Two Moors Way 2  – … to Bennett’s Cross 15¾ 650

105 Oct 10 Monarch’s Way 1  – Leigh Woods to Breach Hill 17¼ 360

106 Nov 7 The Sign of the Angel, Lacock –    –   

107 Nov 21 Forest of Dean 13½ 330


 1999            

108 Jan 1 “Bath Skyline Walk” 13¼ 420

109 Feb 20 Wardens’ & Windrush Ways west 21½ 400

110 Mar 27 Monarch’s Way 2  – Breach Hill to Wells 21½ 410

111.1 April 30 Claife Heights 7¼ 190

111.2 May 1 Bowfell 17 1,090

111.3 May 2 Hart Crag 12½ 780

111.4 May 3 South-east Lakeland (three walks) 16¾ 650

112 July 3 West of the Malverns 21¼ 400

113.1 Sept 25 Two Moors Way 3  – Bennett’s Cross to Howard Cross 22 400

113.2 Sept 26 Two Moors Way 4  – ... to Morchard Bishop 17½ 360

114 Oct 30 Aldbourne 18 250

115 Nov 13 Lansdown Grove Hotel, Bath –    –

116 Nov 27 Monarch’s Way 3  – Wells to Huxham 15½ 240


  2000            

117 Jan 3 Dyrham & Marshfield 13 280

118 Jan 22 Sapperton 23¼ 220

119 Feb 26 Monarch’s Way 4  – Huxham Green to Cadbury Castle 18¾ 180  

120 Mar 25 Lacock & Derry Hill 16 250

121.1 April 28 Scaw’d Fell 14½ 480

121.2 April 29 Ettrick Ridge 18½ 910

121.3 April 30 White Coomb 14 920

122 July 1 Offa’s Dyke 3 rpt  – Pandy to Hay 25½ 710

123 July 22 Cotswold Way 3 rpt  – Ham Hill to Fiddler’s Elbow 25½ 450

124.1 Sept 16 Two Moors Way 5  – Morchard Bishop to Knowstone 20½ 400

124.2 Sept 17 Two Moors Way 6  – … to Tarr Steps 15 470

125 Oct 28 Monarch’s Way 5  – Cadbury Castle to Ilchester 21¼ 170  

126 Nov 11 Beechfield House Hotel, Beanacre –    –

127 Nov 25 Mendip Hills 12¾ 480


 2001            

128 Jan 27 Morgan’s Hill 23½ 280

129 Feb 24 Waun Fach 24½ 740

130 Mar 31 Meet cancelled! –    –   

131.1 May 5 Crosby Garrett 9½ 100

131.2 May 5 Howgill Lane 14¾ 270

131.3 May 6 Galloway Gate 19 420

131.4 May 7 Killington 8¾ 160

131.5 May 7 Crosby Garrett 7½ 90

132 June 30 Meet cancelled! –    –    

133.1 Sept 15 Two Moors Way 7  – Tarr Steps to Brendon Two Gates 25½ 630

133.2 Sept 16 Two Moors Way 8  – … to Lynmouth 11½ 250

134 Oct 20 Mendip Hills 21 560

135 Nov 10 Lansdown Grove Hotel, Bath –    –   

136 Nov 24 West of the Malverns 16¼ 240


This was the year of the great Foot and Mouth outbreak:  hence the number of cancelled Meets.


 2002            

137 Jan 1 Box & Colerne 9¼ 200

138 Jan 26 Monkton Farleigh 11½ 200

139 Feb 16 Brimpsfield to Bisley 19¾ 430

140 Mar 23 Bath & Wellow 17½ 400

141 April 13 Monarch’s Way 6  –Ilchester to Haselbury Bridge 19 250

142.1 May 3 Baystones 7¾ 550

142.2 May 4 Helvellyn 14½ 1,070

142.3 May 5 Devoke Water 11½ 600

142.4 May 6 Dunnerdale Fells 6¾ 500

143 July 6 Pen y Fan 23¼ 1,160

144.1 Sept 14 SW Coast Path 1  – Lynmouth to Bossington 23 400  

144.2 Sept 15 Macmillan Way W 1  – Bossington to Dunster 14¼ 520  

145 Nov 9 Tortworth Court Hotel –    –  

146 Nov 23 Two Rivers Way 1  – Chew to Keynsham 15¾ 60


 2003            

147 Jan 1 Box & Atworth 13½ 160

148 Feb 15 Bredon Hill 18½ 380

149 Mar 22 Castle Combe 15½ 210

150.1 May 2 Tarrenhendre 10 620

150.2 May 3 Maesglase 14¾ 800

150.3 May 4 Arenig Fawr 15 640

151 June 28 Monarch’s Way 7  – Haselbury Bridge to Hawkchurch 20¼ 370

152 Sept 20 Monarch’s Way 8  – … to Charmouth, and on to Lyme Regis 16½ 370

153 Nov 22 Two Rivers Way 2  – Congresbury to Chew 15½ 190

 

 2004            

154 Jan 24 Hawkesbury Upton 9¼ 200

155 Feb 28 Wye Valley 18¼ 310

156 Mar 20 Macmillan Way W 2  – Dunster to Bicknoller 19 440

157.1 April 30 Birk Fell Man 5¼ 510

157.2 May 1 Great Gable 11½ 1,040

157.3 May 2 Crinkle Crags 12 1,030

157.4 May 3 Kitty Crag 5¾ 360

158 July 3 Macmillan Way W 3  – Bicknoller to North Petherton 24 560

159 Sept 18 SW Coast Path 2  – Lyme Regis to Branscombe Mouth 15½ 400

160 Oct 16 Coaley Peak 20 450

161 Nov 13 Ozleworth 17¼ 320


 2005            

162 Feb 26 Backwell & Felton 15½ 300

163 Mar 12 Mendip Hills 16 530

164 April 9 Samaritans Way 1  – North Petherton to Greinton 22¼ 80

165.1 May 14 Great Shunner Fell 20 500

165.2 May 15 Whernside 12½ 570

166 July 2 Westonbirt & Leighterton 16 120

167 Sept 17 Llanthony & Cwmyoy 14 480


 2006            

168 Jan 21 Cotswold Water Park 13¾ 20

169 Feb 18 Cherhill 14½ 220

170 Mar 11 Box & Bathampton 15¼ 260

171 April 26 Malvern Hills 13 550

172 July 22 Brecon Beacons 17½ 730

173 Sept 30 SW Coast Path 3  – Beer to Sidmouth 14¼ 700  

174 Nov 4 Bradford & Iford 12½ 110

175 Dec 2 Painswick & Cranham 14½ 450


 2007            

176 Mar 10 Marlborough Downs * 16¼ 330

177 Apr 19 SW Coast Path 4  – Sidmouth to Exmouth 17 330

178.1 May 4 Swirl How 5½ 460

178.2 May 5 High Raise 10½ 900

178.3 May 6 St Sunday Crag 10½ 700

178.4 May 7 Little Langdale 8¾ 120


 2008            

179 Mar 1 Ystradfellte 14 380

180 Mar 29 Samaritans Way 2  – Greinton to Godney 19½ 200          

181.1 May 4 Coleridge Way - 1 Nether Stowey to Sampford Brett 17¼ 380

181.2 May 5 Coleridge Way - 2 … to Lype Hill 21½ 780

181.3 May 6 Coleridge Way - 3 … to Porlock 16 370

182 June 6 SW Coast Path 5  – Starcross to Newton Abbot 19¾ 130


 2009              

183 March 21 Samaritan's Way South West 3 17 400

184.1 June 28 Templer Way Newton Abbott to Green Lane 14¾ 280

184.2 June 29 Templer Way Green Lane to Hamel Down 10¼ 380


 2010            

185 May 14 Samaritans Way 4  ‒ Black Rock Gate to Chew Magna 15¼ 210

186 October 4 Samaritans Way 5  – Chew Magna to  Bristol (Great Circle final leg) 14¾ 330


 2012              

187 October 31 25th anniversary walk Llanthony 8½ 100

188 October 31 25th anniversary dinner The Albion, Bristol - -            

* This was a ‘National Trail’ walk led by a qualified leader.