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A Dyke, a Brook, a Basin, a disused Canal

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A walk along the Wansdyke, through South Stoke to Midford, following the south bank of the Midford Brook to Brassknocker Basin and return via the Circuit of Bath route to the start. Lunch stop at the Angel Fish café to buy refreshments if needed and to use the facilities. Car Parking charges apply

We start our walk from the Odd Down Park and Ride and take a level route along the Wansdyke before crossing fields to the village of South Stoke from where we descend to Upper Midford before joining the Circuit of Bath route for a short distance. We then stop at Midford Station for a coffee break. We cross the Midford Brook and follow its South Bank crossing the A36 to make our way to the Brassknocker Basin for a lunch stop at the Angel Fish, where there will be a chance to buy refreshments and use the facilities. We then follow the Circuit of Bath route back to the start. Going through Monkton Combe and Tucking Mill before arriving back at Midford. We continue along the Limestone Link following the route of the Somerset Coal Canal before a steep ascent to the Millennium Viewpoint and a return to the start point.

This walk is organised by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens, the voluntary arm of the Cotswolds Conservation Board. These walks offer an interesting and often entertaining way of exploring our wonderful Cotswold countryside and landscape. All walks by the Voluntary Wardens are FREE OF CHARGE however donations are welcome and help us to take care of the countryside.

PLEASE: always remember to wear appropriate footwear because some walks may be steep and muddy in places. Dogs are not allowed on walks, except guide dogs and hearing dogs. It is advisable to check the website or call the Cotswolds Conservation Board (07841 663607) beforehand for details of any changes, particularly during bad weather.

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Difficulty: Strenuous
Date: Thu December 14, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 5.5 hours
Distance: 9 miles
OS Grid Ref: ST 733 616
Map Ref: W3W : curving.glaze.listed
Starting Point: Odd Down Park and Ride – near the toilets.
Stile Free: No
Leader: Steve Holbrow, Richard Darke
Organiser: Cotswold Voluntary Wardens