GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Congresbury River Yeo Walk

4 miles (6.6 km)

This pretty village in the Mendip Hills has some lovely riverside trails, large areas of local woodland and a hill climb to an old fort above the settlement.
This walk from the village takes you along the River Yeo to nearby Wrington, using a section of the Two Rivers Way. You can start of at Congresbury Bridge and follow the waymarked trail east for about 2.5 miles, passing Urchinwood Manor and the picturesque waterwheel at Iwood on the way.
You could also head north west along the river to visit Hewish if you prefer.

Postcode

BS49 5JA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Congresbury OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Congresbury Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Plough Inn is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. The lovely old pub dates back to the 1800s and includes a homely interior with a real log fire. Outside there's a nice sunny garden for warmer days. They serve good quality food and can easily be found on the High Street at postcode BS49 5JA for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The riverside trails make for a fine dog walk. There's also miles of woodland trails to the north in King's Wood if you'd like to turn it into a circular walk. The Plough mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The popular Strawberry Line runs through the village. This shared walking and cycling path runs from Yatton to Cheddar along a disused railway line. You can see the remains of the old station in the village and pick up the trail here. At the end of the route you can visit Cheddar Reservoir and the famous Cheddar Gorge.
Just to the north of the village you can enjoy a climb to Cadbury Camp Hill Fort where there are some fine views over the area. Near here there's also the popular Goblin Combe. The nature reserve includes hundreds of acres of woodland, large areas of open grassland, limestone cliffs and some moderate climbs with great views towards the Mendip Hills.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Mendip Hills Walks page.

Photos

Congresbury Bridge on the A370 - geograph.org.uk - 98544

A dog poses for a photo on Congresbury Bridge. Looking eastwards along the river Yeo. Millennium bridge just visible in the distance and the millennium green on the left bank.

River Yeo - geograph.org.uk - 1392415

River Yeo. The river flowing through Millennium Green just east of Congresbury.

The Congresbury Yeo flows through the hamlet of Iwood - geograph.org.uk - 99214

The Congresbury Yeo flows through the hamlet of Iwood

Waterwheel at Iwood Manor - geograph.org.uk - 1412217

Waterwheel at Iwood Manor

Post Office and Broad Street, Wrington. - geograph.org.uk - 1143107

Post Office and Broad Street, Wrington.

Congresbury Cross - geograph.org.uk - 98481

Congresbury Cross. View from outside the Ship & Castle pub looking across Brinsea Road down Broad Street.

The old station at Congresbury (geograph 2950611)

The old station. Among the weeds we can just see the old railway station platforms at the former G W R station which is now part of a very popular cycle route that brings bikers and walkers from a large surrounding area. You will note the station sign though not original is more or less a faithful copy.

Post Office and Broad Street, Wrington. - geograph.org.uk - 1143107

Post Office and Broad Street, Wrington.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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