2020 Pathways

Not sure what to ring next? Looking for method variety, or a challenge? Try a 2020 Pathway.

Pathways are routes through a selection of methods. There are three 2020 pathways aimed at ringers of different levels: they are called the blue, red and yellow pathways. We suggest you’re comfortable with the starting point before you step onto the path. The first step shouldn’t be too difficult.

The lines for all pathway methods are in the 2020 Ringing World diary, which can be bought from our online shop. The diary gives simple quarter peal compositions for most.

The pathways are flexible. Go through at your own pace, or in a different order, ringing a performance of each step on the pathway during 2020. We’re anticipating most people will ring quarter peals for each step, but you can ring peals, extents, touches or just plain courses – and log them all here on BellBoard. You might want to conduct a whole pathway, or take the same band through.

Download the Ringing World article explaining pathways for free.

Join the Pathways Facebook group.

Blue pathway

The blue pathway is for ringers looking to develop their ringing beyond Plain Bob Minor by learning some simple new doubles and minor methods.

Red pathway

The red pathway is aimed at ringers who can ring a surprise minor method and who wish to learn more methods on five, six, and optionally seven bells.

Yellow pathway

The yellow pathway takes ringers who can already ring some surprise major methods and expands their repertoire on eight bells with both plain and surprise methods.

Recent performances

Sunday, 17 October 2021 Ringing Room, UK 1260 Buxton Bob Minor
Sunday, 10 October 2021 Battle (St Mary), East Sussex 1260 Buxton Bob Minor
Wednesday, 6 October 2021 Cambridge (Our Lady and the English Martyrs), Cambridgeshire 1280 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Monday, 4 October 2021 Various (Ringing Room), Europe 1260 St Simon's Bob Doubles
Friday, 1 October 2021 Ringing Room (Milborne Port), Somerset 120 Surprise Minor (3m)
Friday, 24 September 2021 Ashbocking (All Saints), Suffolk 1308 St Clement's College Bob Minor
Monday, 20 September 2021 Ringing Room (Preston Plucknett), Somerset 140 Single Oxford Bob Triples
Friday, 17 September 2021 Ringing Room, UK and USA 1260 Spliced Plain Minor (3m)
Wednesday, 8 September 2021 Keele (St John), Staffordshire 120 St Clements Minor
Wednesday, 1 September 2021 Broomfield (St Margaret), Kent 1260 Grandsire Doubles
Monday, 30 August 2021 Bottesford (St Peter), Lincolnshire 1260 Spliced Plain Minor (6m)
Sunday, 29 August 2021 Pocklington (All Saints), East Riding of Yorkshire 1280 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
Saturday, 28 August 2021 Elloughton (St Mary), East Riding of Yorkshire 1320 Spliced Surprise Minor (2m)
Saturday, 28 August 2021 Kirk Ella (St Andrew), East Riding of Yorkshire 1344 Lancashire Surprise Major
Saturday, 28 August 2021 Rise (All Saints), East Riding of Yorkshire 1260 Doubles (10m)
Saturday, 28 August 2021 Roos (All Saints), East Riding of Yorkshire 1280 Edmonton Bob Major
Saturday, 28 August 2021 Sutton (St James), East Riding of Yorkshire 1320 Hull Surprise Minor
Friday, 27 August 2021 Hemsworth (St Helen), West Yorkshire 1296 Baldrick Little Bob Triples
Friday, 27 August 2021 Market Weighton (All Saints), East Riding of Yorkshire 1346 Ealing Surprise Major
Friday, 27 August 2021 Snaith (Priory Church of St Laurence), East Riding of Yorkshire 1312 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Wednesday, 25 August 2021 Broomfield (St Margaret), Kent 1260 Grandsire Doubles
Monday, 23 August 2021 Ringing Room, Dundee 120 Single Oxford Bob Minor
Sunday, 22 August 2021 Warehorne (St Matthew), Kent 1260 Grandsire Doubles
Monday, 16 August 2021 Ringing Room, Dundee 120 St Nicholas Bob Doubles
Wednesday, 4 August 2021 Broomfield (St Margaret), Kent 1260 Grandsire Doubles

See full list.