GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wrington Walks

7 miles (11 km)

This Somerset based village is in a lovely spot for exploring the surrounding landscape of the Mendip Hills . There's some nice riverside trails, local expansive woodland and a nearby ancient hill fort to explore.
This circular walk from the village visits some of the highlights of the area including Wrington Hill, Goblin Combe, Cadbury Hillfort, Cleeve, the River Yeo and the neighbouring village of Congresbury.
The walk starts in the village and follows lanes north towards Cleeve Woods where there's pretty bluebells to see in the spring months. You continue past Wrington Hill to Goblin Combe where you can pick up footpaths heading west through the Combe. The peaceful wooded valley includes miles of trails with limestone meadows and lots of wildflowersduring the warmer months.
The trails then lead into the village of Cleeve where you turn south west to visit Cadbury Hillfort. Here you'll find a local nature reserve and anIron Agehill fort, which is aScheduled Ancient Monument. The area is great for flora and fauna with green woodpeckers, marsh tit and wood anemone to see. There are also fine views over the area from the 81m (266ft) summit.
You then descend to Congresbury where you pick up the Two Rivers Way and follow the waymarked footpath east along the River Yeo back to Wrington.

Postcode

BS40 5QA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Wrington OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wrington Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Wrington

  • Goblin Combe - Explore this peaceful wooded valley on this lovely circular walk in North Somerset
  • Congresbury - 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.
  • Two Rivers Way - Starting on Congresbury Bridge over the River Yeo follow the Two Rivers Way through Somerset to Keynsham on the River Avon
  • Strawberry Line (Yatton to Cheddar) - This splendid walk and cycle path runs along a former railway line that used to transport strawberries from Cheddar.
    You start by Yatton railway station and head south passing Congresbury and Axbridge before finishing in Cheddar
  • Cheddar Reservoir - Follow the waterside path around this reservoir on this easy circular walk in Somerset
  • Cheddar Gorge -
  • Blagdon Lake - Along the northern end of this large lake you'll find a lovely footpath running along the lake shore and through the lakeside woodland
  • Chew Valley Lake - This walk follows the delightful nature trail which runs along the eastern side of this large lake in Chew Stoke
  • Chew Magna - The pretty village of Chew Magna is located close to the northern edge of theMendip Hillsand was designated aconservation areain 1978
  • Burrington Combe - Explore this fascinating carboniferous limestonegorge on this circular walk in the Mendip Hills AONB
  • Beacon Batch - Enjoy a climb to this lovely viewpoint on this circular walk in the Mendip Hills
  • Litton Reservoir - This circular walk visits the Litton Reservoirs in the village of Litton in the Mendip Hills area of Somerset.

Pubs/Cafes

Back in the village head to the Plough Inn for some post walk refreshments. There's a charming old world interior with oak beams and well stocked bar. Outside there's extensive front andback gardens and a Boules Pitch. You can find them on the High Street at postcode BS40 5QA for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country and woodland trails on the route make for a fine dog walk. The Plough Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the east there's another major local highlight at Blagdon Lake. The expansive lake can be reached by following the Two Rivers Way east from the village.
In Congresbury you could link up with the popular Strawberry Line. 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.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Mendip Hills Walks page.

Photos

Cattle grazing beside Alburys, Wrington - geograph.org.uk - 951093

Cattle grazing beside Alburys, Wrington. The footpath down from West Hay Rd to Ladywell runs alongside the hedge on the left

Cleeve, bluebell wood - geograph.org.uk - 62547

Cleeve, bluebell wood

Outbuildings and wire pig - Walled Garden, Wrington - geograph.org.uk - 1577349

Outbuildings and wire pig - Walled Garden. The restaurant and garden on this site were once part of the large estate in Barley Wood, north of the adjacent road which leads west to Wrington Village. These outbuildings may now be used as artists' studios. The handsome wire sculpture of a pig (or boar?) is one of several art works in the grounds.

Goblin Combe cliffs - geograph.org.uk - 901736

Goblin Combe cliffs. Looking towards King's Wood over Goblin Combe.

Mill leat from the weir, Wrington - geograph.org.uk - 1051967

Mill leat from the weir, Wrington

ST4464 Ancient Hill Fort, Cadbury Hill - geograph.org.uk - 68763

Ancient Hill Fort, Cadbury Hill. This Ancient fort, directly under the flight path from Bristol International Airport, is on top of Cadbury Hill and must have been an easily defendable position. Whilst wooded all around the top is kept clear by occasional grazing. Owned by Yatton Parish Council it provides open access and excellent walks for the public.

Weir - geograph.org.uk - 338123

Weir Congresbury Yeo. Cut back V broad weir causes the flow to be turbulent at the sides with a stilling pool in the central stream, an unusual feature of modern concrete arc supporting an older stone work bridge.

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

The Congresbury Yeo flows through the hamlet of Iwood

GPS Files

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