In the autumn of 2008 a walk from Corsham to Lacock led to the founding of the Corsham Wanderers. An invitation to join me on this ramble was placed in Corsham & Box Matters magazine and, much to my surprise, 17 walkers attended! After rambling with groups in Wiltshire and Bath I wanted to see if Corsham could support my ambition of starting a walking group here, in my home town of over 67 years. At this early stage I was the only walk leader and the group walked every two months, giving me time to recce each ramble. After a year a few members kindly volunteered to lead, and to this day we encourage and mentor new walk leaders for our regular monthly walks.
Wanderers on Tour
The group has enjoyed eleven annual holidays in the Lake District. The above photo is of the inaugural party of 3 back in May 2009 (when we were young !)
Our wanderings have included a weekend in the Peak District and day trips to Exmoor, the Brecon Beacons, Lulworth Cove and Studland.
Due to the pandemic the European walking holiday to Portugal in 2020 and subsequently 2021, was cancelled. However in September 2022, 14 of the group enjoyed a wonderful holiday in Praia de Ancora, Portugal with great walking, dining and wining !
We are a very sociable, friendly group and welcome all newcomers to join us on our free monthly walks – normally on the 3rd Sunday of each month in the beautiful countryside near Corsham, and beyond in Wiltshire and Somerset.
All of the walks finish in a pub or café for refreshments and a social chat. A great way to finish the day !
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