Botany walks 2016



Contact Helena Crouch for more information on any of the walks

Tel: (01761) 410731 or mobile: 07773037001



All walks are on Wednesday evenings, meeting at 7pm.

Please lift share whenever possible – parking may be limited.  Everyone welcome. This year I have included a few more walks outside the CVWG area, to contribute to the BSBI Atlas 2020 project.



Park and meet at bridge in Riverside estate.  Heading out of Midsomer Norton on Chilcompton Road, turn Left at mini-roundabout into Riverside Gardens.  Follow road and stop on bridge over stream (ST656532).


Wed 13 Apr   RADSTOCK [6855]

Park and meet in the carpark in Waterloo Road (ST689549) for a local walk.


Wed 20 Apr   PEASEDOWN OPEN SPACE [7057, 7157]

Park where you can and meet at the entrance to the Peasedown Open Space (ST710572), at the end of Morgan Way.  Take A367 out of Radstock.  At the Wellow roundabout, turn Left into Orchard Way and Morgan Way is second turning on Right. 


Wed 27 Apr   GREYFIELD WOOD [6358]

Meet at the large tree at the start of the track to Greyfield Wood (ST639585).  There is parking by the tree, or in Greyfield Road, or by the main entrance to the wood. 


Wed 4 May    PRISTON MILL [6961]      

We have been given permission to park at Priston Mill for a walk.  Driving NW out of Priston, turn R then immediately R again, following signs to Priston Mill.  Follow the lane and bear R at next junction.  Continue to the Mill, ignore the first gated car park on your L and continue straight on to reach the far car park (ST695615).


Wed 11 May  PAULTON BASIN [6557]

Meet at Paulton Sewage Works (ST656575), where we can park tidily along the drive, for a walk to explore the Coal Canal restoration and a look at Goosard Batch Reserve.


Wed 18 May  LOOCOMBE WOOD [6651]

                        Park and meet at Holcombe Old Church, at end of lane (ST668506).


Wed 25 May  WOODBOROUGH [6956]

Park and meet in layby on SE side of A367, opposite the lane to Camerton (ST688562).


Wed 1 Jun      LORD’S WOOD [6363]

Meet at the entrance to the wood in Birchwood Lane (ST630632), where there is limited parking.  Taking A37 N towards Bristol, Birchwood Lane is the first on the R after the Chelwood roundabout.  Please lift share.


Wed 8 Jun      COLLIERS WAY, N OF MELLS [7250]

Meet at Conduit Bridge (ST730505) for a walk along the cycle path.  There are places to park along Conduit Hill, but please lift share.


Wed 15 Jun    CHEWTON MENDIP [5953]

Park where you can and meet at the junction of Cole’s Lane and the A39 (ST598531) for a walk around the village.


Wed 22 Jun    SOUTHSTOKE [7460]

Park in village and meet at seat on green (ST747613) for a walk S from the village.  This will be a long summer evening walk (weather permitting).


Wed 29 Jun    CHEWTON WOOD [6155]

Park and meet at the Farrington Gurney end of Pitway Lane (ST627556) for a long walk to Chewton Wood.


Wed 6 Jul       COLLIERS WAY, RADSTOCK [6954]

Park where you can (eg in the car park behind the library) and meet at the end of Meadow View (ST690545) for a walk along the cycle path beyond the railway sidings.



Meet in the car park at Stockhill (ST549513).  An opportunity to see the many rare and special plants of Priddy Mineries, after which we will try to see and hear Nightjars at dusk.  Please phone Helena for directions or to arrange a lift share.


Wed 20 Jul     HEMINGTON [7253]

Park and meet outside the school (ST729533).  To reach Hemington, take A362 from Radstock towards Frome, go straight on at Terry Hill crossroads, take next on L.  Drive through the village to the school.


Wed 27 Jul     FOLLY FARM [6060, 6160]

An excursion to explore more of this Avon Wildlife Trust reserve.  Meet in the reserve car park (ST606604).  To reach Folly Farm, take the A37 N towards Bristol.  At the Chelwood roundabout, turn L on the A368 towards Bishop Sutton.  The turning to Folly Farm is on the L after about 2 miles.  A little way along the lane, turn L into the reserve and follow the road to the car park.



Park and meet in Old Road, alongside recreation ground (ST702544), to N of A362 at the edge of Writhlington, for a walk to Green Parlour.


Wed 10 Aug   ODD DOWN P&R [7361]

                        Meet by the shelter at the Park & Ride car park (ST732614) to record around the site.


Wed 17 Aug   RADFORD MILL FARM [6657, 6757]    

Park and meet at Radford Mill (ST670578) up Mill Lane, which is on the N side of the road through Radford, just W of where the road narrows (not the farm drive).


Wed 24 Aug   FIVE ARCHES CYCLE PATH [6754]

  Park in Wheelers Road and meet at junction with Five Arches Close (ST676546).  Heading from Midsomer Norton to Radstock on the A362, Wheelers Road is on the R, just after the turning on the L to the Waste and Recycling Centre.


Wed 31 Aug   THICKET MEAD AND CYCLE PATH [6554, 6654]

Park locally (eg Sunnymead or Hayes Park Road) and meet at Thicketmead Bridge in Northmead Road (ST657547) for a walk to the east.


Wed 7 Sept    WELLOW [7458]

Park and meet by the church in Wellow (ST742583) for a little village walk and a celebratory drink at the Fox and Badger.