FROME & DISTRICT PROBUS WALK
Nunney/with Pub lunch, The George Inn, Nunney, BA11 4LW
Parking in front of The George gets quite congested so I suggest that we park and meet in the Old Quarry Gardens Car Park BA11 4NL (Over the bridge, up the hill and you will see the ‘P’ signs)
Tuesday 5th March 2024– 10.30 am prompt start for long walk – 11.15 am start for short walk
Those of us interested in geology will note the varying layers of limestone in the quarry face at the back of the car park, the seams of which are extensively worked in the neighbouring Whatley Quarry. We now move down the hill towards Nunney Castle. The Castle was built in the 14th century by Sir John Delamare on the profits of his involvement in the Hundred Years War. It is believed that the design of Nunney was heavily influenced by the French castle designs that Delamare would have seen on his military campaigns. The castle is now run by English Heritage as a tourist attraction and is a scheduled monument. The walk follows the stream to Lower Whatley and then returns to Nunney over the fields.
The walk is 3½ miles long. There are no stiles and no steep slopes. However, the route when I walked it was extremely muddy and might be more suited to the ‘hardened’ walkers. Lunch is booked for 1.00 pm
The long walk will be led by Arnold Hodgson. We have yet to find a leader for the short walk of about an hour’s duration on footpaths around Nunney.
Please note: I would like to know who is attending – so please reply specifying long or short walk and your menu choice (see attached Menu) – PUBS ARE NOW REQUIRING US TO PRE-ORDER.
Wives/partners are welcome on the walk and a ‘booking system’ is used.
You need to reply directly to the walk coordinator (Arnold’s contact details below) if you wish to attend.
The deadline for confirming attendance is the Tuesday 27th February
Queries and info – Arnold Hodgson (01373 839060)
Menu: George Inn Nunney 5-3-24