The Somer Valley Walking Festival enters its fourth year in 2019 with another full programme of events in the weekend 13th to 15th September. The Festival celebrates the attractive landscapes and industrial heritage of canals, railways and collieries in the area immediately south of Bath, including Peasedown St.John, Radstock, Timsbury and Paulton.
All events apart from the opening talk are free.
This year the Festival is launched with a presentation at the Radstock Museum on Wildlife in the Somer Valley on the evening of Friday 13th September. The following day sees shorter walks around Paulton, Westfield, and Radstock town centre, together with a walk from Peasedown to the popular Priston folk music festival, allowing time to be spent at the Festival before returning to Peasedown.
On Sunday 15th a Nature Walk is planned together with a walk from Timsbury and some longer walks starting out from the Paulton Rovers ground, in Winterfield Road, Paulton. These will range between six and twelve miles and allow walkers to see the restoration work on the Somerset Coal Canal and walk into the Mendips.