Sangha Walks – next one 5 Aug

An opportunity to connect with the countryside, inner experience, and others in the Sangha.

Please let Alison know if you are planning to come on a walk, also whether you can offer / require a lift from Bristol or will join us at the start of the walk.  Lift shares operate on the basis of folk making a contribution towards petrol costs. Children are welcome (supervised by a parent/guardian at all times) as well as dogs. Walk leaders are needed in the months ahead so let Alison know if you’re interested. Thanks

Sunday 5th August – Crook Peak, 6 miles – led by Beate Lippik
This dramatic West Mendip walk, mainly on tracks and paths, focuses on Crook Peak, the only pointed peak in the Mendip Hills. En route it also explores nearby King’s Wood, Wavering Down, Barton Drove and Compton Bishop – all of which are worth visiting in their own right. The walk is 6 miles long, walking time about 3.5 hours, with uphill walking, including two to three steep stretches and one long prolonged descent. However you will be richly rewarded with spectacular vistas covering a very wide panorama (on a bright day). There will be a period of silence during the walk. Start point: free car park at King’s Wood, Winscombe Hill, BS25 1DH (off the A38, near Sidcot). Meet 10am at Bristol Buddhist Centre for lift shares, or 11am at the car park. Bring packed lunch, water, and snacks for picnic.

Saturday 25th August – To Lansdown and beyond (7 miles) – led by Tim Mason
Starting at Swineford, with some ups and downs (no stiles). Great views over Bristol and Bath and some riverside as well. The walk will go via Lansdown Hill, Prospect Stile viewpoint, Kelston Round Hill (maybe a great spot for circular walking meditation?), and down to Bristol-Bath cycle path, the River Avon, and Swineford. Please bring a packed lunch to enjoy at one of the viewpoints along the top. Refreshments available at the Swan Inn at the end. Meet 10am at Bristol Buddhist Centre for lift shares, or 11am at the free public car park behind the Swan Inn, BS30 6LN, on the A431 between Bristol and Bath (NB. not the pub car park, turn down side of Swan Inn, over cattle grid by a farm, and to picnic area). If you would like to come along, please contact Tim (as Alison will be away): for prior notifications and 07789 200685 for last minute messages on the day.