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 wildflowers during 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 an Iron Age hill fort, which is a Scheduled 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 81 m (266 ft) 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.
PostcodeBS40 5QA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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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 the Mendip Hills and was designated a conservation area in 1978
- Burrington Combe - Explore this fascinating carboniferous limestone gorge 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.
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 and back gardens and a Boules Pitch. You can find them on the High Street at postcode BS40 5QA for your sat navs.
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.