Swansea Ramblers Walk
Wells to Wookey Hole
A 5-mile walk
9th April 2022
Leader: Clive Scott
Swansea Ramblers went to Wells for the weekend and stayed at the Best Western Swan Hotel in the centre of Wells.
On the Saturday and the Sunday we had two walks, one long and one short so our members would have a choice of walk.
The weather was good and we all enjoyed the walks.
We had our meals together in the hotel then went to a local pub with atmosphere where we entertained the locals with some impromtu recitals of Welsh hymns and other songs which went down well with the locals!
Swansea Ramblers usually have two weekends away, so if you've missed Wells, book up for the next one!
Swansea Ramblers offer a range of walks for most abilities.
Try an easy walk of 2-3 hours or our longer strenuous mountain walks for the experienced walker.
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If you'd like to try a Swansea walk then do come along and find out what the great outdoors is all about.
It won't cost you anything to come along and see if walking is for you.
You'll be very welcome to join us for three free walks.
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Leader Clive Scott
Group photograph of the short walk participants
Copyright Sandy Sandman
The hotel looked out onto the Cathedral
Setting off through the city
Passing one of the cathedral entrances
What is Clive pointing out
Surely not Waitrose?
Ah! The Tor at Glastonbury
A landmark from miles away
Ascending out of the city
Meeting the Monarch's Way
Underwood Quarry has completely cut through the hillsdie
Giving us a convenient way through without climbing
Ascending Milton Hill
Sign says Wookey Hole - We must be on the right path!
Clive looks out over the view from Milton Hill
And the view is superb so we stopped for coffee
The long walk today went to the top of that ridge
Waiting for the back of the group to reach the coffee stop
Then it's downhill to Wookey Hole
Clive waits for the group to catch up
See the Glastonbury Tor in the distance?
The Tor commands the area
We continue down to Wookey
Finally arrived in Wookey but what have they spotted?
A bronze Totem Pole?
Not far to the lunch stop
(We won't actually be going into the tourist attraction today)
We had lunch by a church then set off again
And re-joined The Monarch's Way (And The West Mendip Way)
Plenty of flowers to see
Then into farmland
Heading to the farm by the road
Then after a short distance, we left the road again
And descended not just with a view of Wells Cathedral but with the bells ringing us back!
Back in Wells we found this mosaic
Which was next to the Bishop's Palace
With its own moat
Right next to our path
So we turned the corner and headed for the city centre
The Cathedral from the other side
Through the gates of the Bishop's Palace
Into the Market Square. Time for some shopping!
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan 2022
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