Past Meetup

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

This Meetup is past

12 people went


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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