Wellow Walkers was formed in 1996, by Brian and Mary Messer, with the sole purpose of providing a regular opportunity to enjoy walking in the beautiful countryside in and around Wellow with a band of like minded friends.
The group meet each Tueday evening for 'Summer' walks from late Spring through to early Autumn.The walks range between 3 to 7 miles and are approximately 2 to 21/2 hours in duration. We meet in The Square, Wellow at 7pm and tend to finish by dusk depending on the time of year. The walks could range from easy to medium difficulty and are suitable for any person who would descibe themeselves as reasonably fit. The current age range in the group is between early teens and late 70's, so you can see that we cater for a wide cross-section of people both male and female. You do not have to live in Wellow to join the group as anyone is welcome; some of our members come from Frome, Mells or Saltford to name but a few places. We usually finish off the evening at a local hostelry (The Fox & Badger ) if the walk is around Wellow) for a drink and perhaps a bowl of chips!
The 'Summer' walks are usually organised on an adhoc basis by various members of the group, so nothing is too formal. Walks around Wellow will start and finish at The Square, but every other week or so we will travel further afield, up to 15 miles before we start a walk in new territory. Even if we travel afar we still meet in The Square, Wellow at 7.00pm, so just arrive at that time to come along on the walk. Transport is not usually a problem if we go further afield.
From early Autumn through to the start of the 'Summer' walks in early Spring the group arrange a programme of 'Winter' walks that take place on the 2nd Sunday in each month and on Boxing Day. These walks generally start at 9.45am in The Square, Wellow from where the group drive to the start point of the walk. A packed lunch is advisable as these walk take between 3 to 5 hours. We may drive up to 50 miles from Wellow to the start point of the 'Winter' walk, so, if you prefer to meet the group at the start point check with the organiser before hand.
For more details telephone Mary or Brian Messer on 01225 832732
So if you fancy a bit of exercise, a good chat, a laugh and above all frienships, then Wellow Walkers are the group for you!