GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Yate Walks

10 miles (16 km)

This town in South Gloucestershire is well served by several waymarked footpaths. There's also some nice trails along the river Frome and several interesting old villages to visit nearby. The town is positioned close to the Cotswolds Hills where there are miles of great walking trails.
This circular walk from the town visits the River Frome, the market town of Chipping Sodbury, the historic village of Old Sodbury and the old quarries at Yate Rocks. The route uses sections of the Monarch's Way, the Cotswold Way and the Frome Valley Walkway. These waymarked long distance trails all run past the town and provide an opportunity to explore the surrounding area.

Yate OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Yate Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Other walking highlights near the town include the splendid Westonbirt Arboretum with its fine collection of specimen trees.
The Badminton House and Estate is a few miles east of the town. There's some lovely scenery here around the site of the famous Badminton Horse Trials.
Just south of Old Sodbury you could follow the Cotswold Way to Dodington Park. The estate comprises some 300 acres of landscaped park with woods, lakes, lodges, a dower house, an orangery, a church, and a walled kitchen garden. Continue south and you will soon come to the noteworthy Dyrham Park. The 270 acre park includes beautiful gardens and a herd of resident deer.
A few miles to the west you can visit the worthy village of Almondsbury. Here you can enjoy a climb to the excellent viewpoint at Almondsbury hill and visit the notable 12th century church and fine 16th century pub.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cotswolds Walks and Gloucestershire Walks pages.

Photos

Westerleigh Common - geograph.org.uk - 485249

Westerleigh Common. A piece of common land almost landlocked by the urban sprawl of Yate; itself a dormitory town north of Bristol.

The ford at Yate Rocks - geograph.org.uk - 102236

The ford at Yate Rocks

Chipping Sodbury, Broad Street - geograph.org.uk - 1415590

Chipping Sodbury, Broad Street. The former market place is a long and wide street lined by many pubs and shops. Chipping comes from the Old English for market.

Old Sodbury Church (Saint John the Baptist) (32378138727)

Old Sodbury Church (Saint John the Baptist). 12th Century Transitional Norman nave, aisles and chancel with 13th Century Early English transepts and 15th Century Perpendicular tower. Heavily restored in 1858 by T H Wyatt. Pictured is the approach to the church through the churchyard - note sign on tree warning of snakes!

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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