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.
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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.
Just to the north of Chipping Sodbury you could pick up the circular Hawkesbury Upton Walk and visit the National Trust's Horton Court. The Grade I listed manor house dates back to the 16th century and is surrounded by some pretty gardens. In the area there's also a historic 400 year old pub and the Somerset Monument to visit.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cotswolds Walks and Gloucestershire Walks pages.