Footpath Group

Message from Susan:

Dear all, I hope you are keeping home and well! There is plenty of help out there if you need it.
As we are now being told to stay at home, even socially distanced walks are a no-no, we must all do our bit. BUT this will pass and we have an itinerary of walks still to do later in the year!

So…….Keep your chins up and think of new walks to send me!
Keep safe and well x

Susan


Please find below the WG itinerary for 2020. Although it has been overtaken by events and is now incorrect, it gives an indication of our subsequent schedule to those who may be thinking of joining us when the present chaos abates!

Further information will follow.

Everybody is welcome to join any of the walks. I recommend walkers to bring a drink & a snack for the walks & to wear appropriate clothing and footwear; the going can be muddy and uneven. P ease remember to bring some money if the walk involves bus journeys and pub visits; well behaved dogs are always welcome to come along too! Please call me, Susan Barnhurst-Davies, for further information on 01725 512963 or 07875 036879. Walks will be cancelled in bad weather.

Planned Walks

DayDateWalk toDistanceNotes
Sat30 May 20Walk led by Jean
Sat20 Jun 20SBD
Sat4 Jul 20Hengistbury Head - led by David
Sat18 Jul 20SBD
Sat8 Aug 20Led by Lynn & George
Sat22 Aug 20SBD
Sat5 Sep 20Keyhaven - led by David
Sat19 Sep 20Led by Jean
Sat3 Oct 20SBD
Sat17 Oct 20Abbotswell - led by Janette
Sat31 Oct 20Led by Lynn & George
Sat21 Nov 20SBD
Sat19 Dec 20SBD - Mince Pie Walk


For details of the Circular Walk, click here for the route instructions, and here for the map.


At the Parish Council Amenities meeting of the 26/9/2016, it was agreed unanimously to delegate the promotion of use and any footpath maintenance issues to the Downton Society Footpath Group. The Footpath Group will report back any issues, raise working parties and work in partnership with the Parish Council Amenities committee. The Footpath Group has walked the Parish paths and beyond for over 10 years; members have worked together with the Parish Council to obtain grants for kissing gates, and to help Wiltshire Council install them over the Southern Wiltshire area.

​ If you would like to raise any issues about the state of stiles or any parish path issues, please contact:
Susan Barnhurst-Davies
The Downton Society
Tel: 01725 512 963 Mob: 07875 036879 E: susankirsten@btinternet.com