Chairman: Keith Burningham, Braemar, The Ham, Durrington, Salisbury, SP4 8HW.  Tel 01980 653176

Secretary: Peter Denison, 2 Test Cottages, St Mary Bourne, Andover, Hants, SP11 6BX. Tel 01264 738569 or email:

A bit of information about our walks . . . . ..

The majority of our walks are organised as club walks and divided into two Series.  The Wessex Series is held on Sunday mornings, normally with a choice of 10 and 20km [6 and 12 miles] routes.  We usually start from a village hall where we have refreshments and free drinks at the finish.  Starting times for these walks are from 0900 and we aim to finish by 1400.  The Summer Series is held on Saturday evenings, starting from 1700 and with a 10 km [6 mile] route, normally starting from a pub.  Entry fee for our Series walks is £1.

All our walks are strictly non competitive, our only constraint being that we normally only hire the halls until 1400 so trust walkers will be back by then!  Series walks are designed so that they may be completed at your own pace.  We do not all go out together in one big group but each walker has a copy of the route and is able to start at any time and walk at their own pace.  This has the advantage that quicker walkers are not held up by a slower pace and vice-versa.  It does not mean that walkers go off by themselves as there is always a group that will walk at your own pace.  Average attendance at our Series walks is usually between 20-40 walkers.  We normally have an award for walkers completing the Series Walks.  At the moment an award is given for completing 9 out of the 12 walks on the Wessex Series and 5 out of the 7 walks on the Summer Series.

We organise three larger events which attract walkers from all over the country.  The Woodhenge Womble is normally held the last Saturday in January and starts from the Durrington Pavilion.  The Shipton Star is held on a Wednesday usually about the middle of August and starts from the Shipton Bellinger Village Centre.  The Wylye Valley Kanter is normally held in early October from South Newton Village Hall, near Wilton.

We also administer several Permanent Walks of various distances, organised by club members in different parts of the country, which may be walked at any time.  All our walks qualify for the IVV Awards scheme, more details can be found by following the link from our ABOUT US page and going to the British Walking Federation page.

Full details of our Programme and events, together with route descriptions for the Permanent Trails may be found by following links from the WALK button.