GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pucklechurch Walks

8 miles (12.5 km)

This large village in South Gloucestershire is located close to Bristol and Bath on the edge of the Cotswolds.
This circular walk from the village visits two of the highlights of the area, heading to the splendid Dyrham Park before following a section of the Monarch's Way to the photogenic Wick Quarry.
The walk starts south of the village where you can pick up the Redford Lane and follow it east to Dyrham Park. Here you'll find a 270 acre deer park surrounding a 17th-century mansion.
You then follow a country lane south west to visit Doynton where there are views of the River Boyd and the 17th century Doynton House.
At Doynton you pick up the Monarch's Way and follow the waymarked footpath south west to visit Wick. There's some nice trails here around the Golden Valley Nature Reserve and the atmospheric quarry.
From Wick you head north to Nashcombe Hill and Clovermead Farm before returning to the outskirts of the village.

Postcode

BS169PS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Pucklechurch OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pucklechurch Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Pucklechurch

  • Dyrham Park - A circular walk through this lovely 270 acre deer park near Bath
  • Wick Quarry - This circular walk explores the Golden Valley and the old Wick Quarry near the village of Wick in the Bristol area of the Cotswolds.
  • Monarch's Way - This incredible 615-mile walk approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester
  • Cotswold Way - This trail takes you through some of the most beautiful countryside in England
  • Marshfield - A lovely circular walk around the Cotswolds town of Marshfield
  • Chipping Sodbury - This market town in South Gloucestershire is surrounded by some lovely Cotswolds countryside
  • Bristol and Bath Railway Path - This lovely cycle or walk takes you along a disused railway line with its series of charming stations
  • Hawkesbury Upton - This pretty village in South Gloucestershire is surrounded by some beautiful rolling Cotswolds countryside

Pubs/Cafes

The Rose and Crown is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. They serve good food and have a nice garden area to sit out in. You can find them on Parkfield Road with a postcode of BS169PS for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a fine dog walk and the Rose and Crown mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the west of the village you could pick up the Bristol and Bath Railway Path. The shared cycling and walking trail is a great way of exploring the area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cotswolds Walks and the Gloucestershire Walks pages.

Photos

News Shop, Shortwood Road, Pucklechurch - geograph.org.uk - 1504287

News Shop, Shortwood Road, Pucklechurch

ChurchatPucklechurch

Grade I listed church in the village.

Dyrham Park (geograph 3922045)

Dyrham Park

River Boyd at Doynton

River Boyd at Doynton

Doynton, South Gloucestershire, "Doynton House" - geograph.org.uk - 96084

Doynton, South Gloucestershire, "Doynton House". The very picturesque late C17 Doynton House. Note the diagonally set chimneys and the Victorian porch.

Pasture between Doynton and Wick - geograph.org.uk - 959708

Pasture between Doynton and Wick. Not sure if it is for cattle or sheep, been unoccupied too long. Freezing Hill is about a mile to the south east with its distinctive row of trees.

Wick Quarry - geograph.org.uk - 1912691

Wick Quarry

Pucklechurch, South Gloucestershire - geograph.org.uk - 96066

Pucklechurch, South Gloucestershire. Since the 1940s the road priorities at this junction have changed. The road to Hinton now goes off left whilst the mainroad rounds the bend to Abson and Wick. The reason is the large number of houses built to the south of the village in the 1960s and 1970s.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Pucklechurch.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)