Horton, Ilminster, Somerset



Horton Ramblers are an informal group who meet once per month for a walk around the local countryside. The walks last between 2 and 4 hours and are suitable for all ages and abilities. The walks will always be on the third Sunday in the month but may not coincide with the Sunday breakfasts being served at the Horton Village Hall.


All walkers make a donation of £2.00 (not including breakfast) and whoever leads the route, donates the money to a charity of their choice or to the Village Hall Charity Fund.


Walks start as advertised in the Post Office, via email to regular ramblers or on this web site.


We pride ourselves on our ability to finish most walks with the same number of ramblers as we started and have a very low injury rate. Each ramble is usually organised by a different member of the group so be prepared to organise a walk some time in the future.


To view photographs of previous walks click here.


For further information please contact:  


Gill (01460 52033) or Ann & Glynn (01460 54622)



Next Walk:  Walk Sunday 21st July 10.20 meet 10.30 start.


The walk starts at Oakland's Car Park adjacent to Touches lane. The car park is accessed via the A30 nr Chard signposted Chard Reservoir Nature Reserve from A30. The walk covers just over 5 miles.


Proceeds down Touches Lane, takes the footpath to Paintmoor lane, following the track to Avishayes House, through the grounds of the house, clock tower, taking the footpath to Lydmarsh and passing through Lydmarsh Farm, crossing over two fields of Maize, through the Youngs Copse woodland to enter the Chard Golf Club course. Taking Knapps Lane down to Chaffcombe, view waterwheel renovated, walk through village to the entrance of the Chard Reservoir walk to the Bird Hide and return to car park at Touches Lane.


Nine stiles, 2 gentle hills, no dogs.


Grid Ref ST337093   ( It is believed the post code is TA20 1 HN).



For more information and images please click this link to my website




Rambling Group adopts Bidu-Bidu a young Orangutan in Borneo


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