Late summer Bank holiday - Wellow Cotswolds Meet Mendips walk 6.6 miles

I am sure this was walk was added to the group a good few months ago. I can no longer find it.

I have now re-adding this walk. If anyone sees the walk on a another date or has any emails from me about this walk which was send out months ago please let me know. 

Paths: Byways, stream sides and some field paths 12 stiles.


A green valley walk, tracing a legacy of abandoned industry and failed technology.


1 Head past church and under viaduct. Immediately after Wellow Trekking, track starts just above road.  Where it becomes unclear, cross to hedge opposite, continue above it. New track runs through wood, then down to valley floor. Where bridleway sign points R, turn L to pass under railway bridge.


2 Just before Lower Twinhoe Farm turn L on to signposted track. At hilltop, track fades into thistly ground. Bear R, before Middle Twinhoe, to small gate. Turn R along farm's driveway to lane. Turn L, then R around farm buildings and L towards Upper Twinhoe. Just before farm, signed track descends to R.


3 After 130yds (118m) turn L through double gate and along field top. Path slants down through woodland towards Combe Hay. From  woodland edge follow lower edge of field to stone bridge into Combe Hay village. Follow main road L, to pass Manor House.


4 After last house of Combe Hay, find gap in wall on L. Bear R, down to Cam Brook; follow to road bridge.  Cross and continue with stream down to R through field and wood.  Follow stream along another field to stile, then along foot of short field to gateway. 


5 Don't go through gateway, but turn up field edge to stile on R. Slant up L across next field to nettled way between thorns. At top bear R on rutted track to lane. Turn uphill to White Ox Mead; follow lane to stile.  Slant up to another stile; turn up tarred track to where it divides near shed without walls.


6 Keep ahead on rutted track along hill crest. Ignore waymarked stile to pass under electric cables. Here small metal gate on R leads to hoof-printed path down beside fence. At foot of field turn L, then L again (uphill), round corner to gate. Turn L across field top and down edge to street leading into Wellow.

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  • Katrina C.

    I'm guessing as we are finishing at the pub we will be having a late pub lunch as there's no mention of food? Claudine What time do they finish serving food?

    August 24

    • Katrina C.

      I had sleep in late afternoon so am not tired when I wrote that..LOL I may struggle to get back home from night out on the bus on my own as can get affected by a lot of people in one area due to cognitive problems.

      August 25

    • Claudine

      If you look at the hiking group the walk ends much later and in the other 4 groups. There was an error on this event sorry.

      August 25

  • marion t.

    very wet and we got lost, but still a good walk

    1 · August 25

    • Elizabeth

      I agree. Fresh air and exercise on a Bank Holiday. Thanks, Claudine et al and see you on another walk soon.

      1 · August 25

  • marion t.

    i assume we are meeting at the pub

    1 · August 24

    • Claudine

      And near by on the street if all 25 turn up.

      August 25

  • Steve

    Just saw the evening tv weather forecast for tomorrow. Wont be risking it...

    1 · August 24

  • Claudine

    Forecast Summary
    Monday
    Unsettled and breezy with outbreaks of rain, which will be heavy at times, affecting most areas. Rain clearing northeastwards through the afternoon to bright spells and showers later.

    1 · August 24

  • Cynthia H.

    sorry having to work!

    August 24

  • Loulou B.

    Sounds delightful, wish I could come but I'm away :-(

    August 23

    • Claudine

      You can aways visit the area later in the year.

      August 24

  • Rosie G

    It's also on Bristol Hiking Meetup Group with 20 going. So does that mean there are 36 going?

    1 · August 24

    • Claudine

      No lol the walk is posted in 6 groups. I need to double check no one has signed up in more than one group. Most walkers do not turn up on the day or even tell you. Take Saturday for example 22 did not turn for the waterfalls walk.

      2 · August 24

    • Claudine

      You also need to take away the host e.g me. I am counted in each group and only needed to be added to the total once. Come and meet me on Monday.

      August 24

  • Rea

    Hi Katrina I can give you a lift this time for this work and we can share the petrol? Thx Rea

    1 · August 19

    • Claudine

      I do not know Katrina and hope the walk is too hard for her.

      1 · August 19

    • Claudine

      Rea Nina needs a pickup from Whitlafies Road in Bristol, can you help?

      August 21

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, is there anyone leaving from Bristol I can get a lift with? I'll contribute to petrol costs. Thanks :-)

    August 20

    • Claudine

      Re 23/8 if you can get a train to Newport there is a pickup from Carol or ask in one of the other 4 groups. Many who are coming from Bristol are full up or leaving from Bath. You should have signed up and asked sonner.

      August 21

    • Claudine

      Rea maybe able to give you a pick up for this walk on Monday. Message her. She is picking two others up. Update me when its sorted.

      August 21

  • Elizabeth

    Sorry, got confused, I commented on the wrong group. Had a sudden changing plans and won't be able to make it. Enjoy your walk.

    1 · August 12

  • Claudine

    For all walks listed by myself, please make sure that you're fit enough to undertake the walk you intend to join. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short and easy walk first. It's much better to find a walk a little too slow or easy than to exhaust yourself.

    Some walks are off-road in rural areas. Please have suitable footwear and clothing for the walk you intend to join and bring some food and drink - even if the walk includes a pub or café break.

    Walk leaders may refuse to accept participants who in their opinion are inadequately equipped or unfit. When in doubt, contact the organiser or leader in advance. For the safety of yourself and others please follow any advice and guidelines issued by the organiser and the instructions of the leader. Although walking is a very low risk activity, no activity is completely without risk and it is your responsibility to behave sensibly and to minimise the potential for accidents.

    Thanks

    2 · May 17

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