Swansea Ramblers Walk
North Town, Worminster and Dinder
An 8-mile walk
10th April 2022
Leader: Tim Gronow
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!
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The Hotel Garden had a view of the Cathedral and precinct
Some were lucky to have a room overlooking the cathedral
We walked from the hotel alongside the Bishop's Palace Moat
The cathedral dominated the area
And we were going to see it from a number of viewpoints along the way
Spring flowers in the woodland
Crossing the disused railway (now a shared-use path)
Another dominant feature on the landscape is Glastonbury Tor
But behind us is the cathedral
Had to pass through a farm
Still the cathedral is in view
This enclosed path was the only really muddy bit
Now what have they spotted?
Something in the wall?
An Ammonite Fossil set into the wall
Lovely views as we walk through farmland
The ancient cross at Worminster
Then we found some pigs!
Who captivated some of the group!
Lovely countryside to walk through
That first fence line is all that remains of a disused railway
And having safely crossed with no chance of a steam train, we head for our lunch stop
Where nearby, we found some Bluebells
Wells and the cathedral once more come into view
Getting ready to descend to Dinder
Passed through woodland with some wild flowers
Dropping down to the very busy main road
Crossed over the main road and went down a country lane to Dinder
The church at Dinder
Heading west out of Dinder on the last couple of miles
Hmm! Hope that doesn't fall on anybody!
We puzzle why there are water tanks on a pole?
Best we can work out is that they indicate the route of the path?
This lane really pulls you to walk to Glastonbury
But we're not going to the Tor
So we carried on the intended route back to Wells
Nearly back now
Into the market square
And the hotel is around the corner
Some of us went home Sunday night but a lot of us stayed over until Monday
Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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Andrew Morgan 2022
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