BEYOND BRISTOL 2 - 24 MORE COUNTRY WALKS

Volume 2. First published September 2019. 1st reprint March 2021. 2nd reprint February 2023.

EXTRACT FROM WALK NO.23 (PAGES 132 - 133)

GALLERY FROM WALK NO.23

These photographs were all taken by the author.

WALK UPDATES

Each of the updates listed below remains current (to the author’s knowledge).

July 2024. Walk 24 – Alternative Route up Knowle Hill 

On 01.07.24 author found the recommended (lesser) route up Knowle Hill in section G-H more overgrown than ever seen before.  Do not let this put you off from making the climb!  Instead, follow the main path straight uphill, bear left around the hillside and then take successive right-hand turns – to arrive at the seat at the very top. From the seat, return downhill and continue entirely as originally described. 

July 2024.  Walk 7 – Change to Road Access to the Starting Point

The recommended access road to the starting point, on the edge of the village of Queen Charlton, is now permanently closed to motor traffic.  From the A37, still take the Keynsham road but continue further along it.  Take the (third and clearly signed) lefthand turning into Queen Charlton.  On reaching the village centre, follow left along the lane signed to Whitchurch, to reach the parking area immediately beyond the village perimeter.

June 2024. Walk 3 – Minor Temporary Diversion

On 12.06.24 author found a temporary diversion on section E-F, along Cheddar Gorge. At the bottom of the series of downhill steps the path ahead of ‘the gate in the wall’ is closed for ‘the summer season’ (until September?) to enable repair/ enhancement by the National Trust. The clearly-marked diversion is down the right-hand track and on to the main road below, where you turn left and up the road (for only 200 metres) to Black Rock Gate (point F) – where you rejoin the Walk 3 route by turning right and up the hillside.  All in all, this diversion is only a minor inconvenience.   

November 2023. Walk 2 – Very long field

Author re-checked 03.11.23. The route through very long field’ between A and B, near to the start, is now easily passable, although the precise route of the path seems to vary from time to time. Simply keep all the way along the field until reaching the river – and you can’t be wrong!

October 2022. Walk 11 – Simplification

Author re-checked 06.10.22. Following changes in and around ‘the sloping field’ referred to immediately prior to point F. At F (check on map), opposite to the bridge, take the waymarked route through the gate and up the hillside. Cross the stile and proceed up the field past ‘the large tree’. Continue through ‘the field gate in the top left-hand corner’.

January 2021. Walk 1 – Diversion (Amended in March 2021 reprint et seq)

08.01.21. Update on changes to the footpath network around Park Farm, between points F and G, following report of 02.01.21 and author visit. You can still access Park Farm but you should now divert; and approach it from a different direction. From point F, keep straight-ahead along the Monarch’s Way. Beyond the first bridge, turn sharp left and then straight through fields to reach the Park Farm driveway. From here, now follow the new footpath around the outer edge of the garden, as waymarked. Exit into the field as per the originally published route and resume; to reach point G

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