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Ramble from Waynes Bistro, West Camel

17th September 2019 (9:15am - 1:00pm)

The September ramble has been organised by Tony and Lesley Nesbitt

Please see below for details

Walk from Wayne’s Bistro, West Camel, 17th September 2019


In unusually fine weather, for this time of the year, around fifty members gathered in the car park at Wayne’s Bistro for a five mile walk organised by Tony and Lesley. This walk was to take us Queen Camel and back.

We left the Bistro and immediately joined a lane that took us to Sunnydene Farm and then, by way of  Slow Court Lane and Chantry Lane, to West Camel Road. Here we turned eastwards to follow West Camel Road to the edge of Queen Camel at it’s junction with the A359.

The main road was followed through the middle of Queen Camel as far as Englands Lane where we turned back westwards to start our return journey.

 Englands Lane was followed almost to it’s end where we turned aside into Green Lane to join Church Path which took us to Wales and then on to West Camel, entering the village by the church.

We walked through the village by way of Back Street and South Street as far as South Street Farm where we again left the road to follow a path that brought us to Chantry Lane, close to the bridge over The River Camel.

From here we retraced our outward journey along Chantry Lane and Slow Court Lane to return to the Bistro for a Carvery Lunch.

Unfortunately, staying south of the A303, it was impossible to have a circular walk, of a reasonable length without using a lot of road. However, the fine weather, the company and the meal made up for this shortcoming.

The October walk is being organised by John Villis and will be from The Carpenters Arms at Sherborne .

Waiting in the car park, for the start of the walk

Ron having a blackberry break

From the look on his face he's wondering

just how far we're going to walk

High Street, Queen Camel

Everybody stopped to look at the sun flower

growing out of a small gap in the pavement

We stopped in the middle of Wales, outside Wales House.

Queuing to climb over a stile by Old Wales Farm House

John, being the gentleman and helping people over the stile

Same place in 2016

Same Job, different person.

Following Church Path towards West Camel

The same place five years back, in August 2014.  

Arriving in West Camel by The Church

The very attractive carved wooden sign at the entrance to the village

Nearly at the end of the walk.

A view over the hedge towards the naval air station