GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wellow Walks

6 miles (9 km)

This pretty Somerset based village is located just a few miles south of the city of Bath.
It's a lovely place for a stroll with typical village features like the historic 14th century church and a fine local pub. The village is also great for walkers sitting at the south western tip of the Cotswolds AONB and just north of the Mendip Hills.
This 6 mile circular walk takes you into the lovely valley of the Wellow Brook to Midford along the old railway line.
You then pick up the Limestone Link and the old Somerset Coal Canal to visit the delightful village of Combe Hay with its impressive Manor House.

Postcode

BA2 8QG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Wellow OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wellow Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Wellow

  • Norton St Philip - This charming Somerset village includes a historic church and a notable ancient pub which dates back to the 14th century
  • Radstock - This Somerset based town is located on the northern slopes of the Mendip Hills and also close to the Cotswolds Hills AONB
  • Midsomer Norton - This Somerset based town is located near the Mendip Hills where there are plenty of opportunites for walkers
  • Limestone Link - Starting at Cold Ashton in St Catherine's Valley, Gloucestershire follow the Limestone Link from the Cotswolds to the Mendip Hills in Somerset.
    The walk first heads south towards Batheaston where you join the River Avon and the Kennet and Avon Canal for a lovely waterside stretch to Monkton Coombe
  • Greyfield Woods - These pretty woods near the village of High Littleton have some nice woodland trails to try
  • Chew Valley Lake - This walk follows the delightful nature trail which runs along the eastern side of this large lake in Chew Stoke
  • Three Peaks Walk - This is a fairly hilly circular route taking you through some of the most peaceful and attractive countryside in Somerset.
    The walk starts and finishes in the pretty village of Chew Magna and follows the path to Pensford and then back via Clutton.
    You will climb Knowle Hill, Maes Knoll, and Blackberry Hill (three peaks) while enjoying excellent views of the Mendip Hills, Dundry Hill and the surrounding Chew Valley countryside
  • Mells River Walk - Enjoy an easy riverside stroll on this walk from the village of Mells to Frome in Somerset.
    The pretty village is noted for several interesting old buildings including the 16th-century Mells Manor and the Talbot Inn which dates from the 15th century and is Grade II listed.The fine inn was voted Sunday Times Hotel of the Year in 2013.
    Starting from Mells you follow the river east through the Wadbury Valley to Great Elm, passing the Old Iron Works on the way
  • Shepton Mallet - Visit the Charlton viaduct and the village of Doulting on this circular walk in the Somerset town of Shepton Mallet.
    Just to the north of the town you can pick up the East Mendip Way on Barren Down
  • Frome - The Somerset town of Frome has some lovely trails to follow through the surrounding countryside
  • Heaven's Gate Longleat - Enjoy wonderful views over the Longleat Estate and the surrounding Wiltshire countryside on this short walk near Warminster
  • Trowbridge Park and River Walk - A short circular walk through Trowbridge Park and along the River Biss.
    The walk starts in Trowbridge Park, just to the east of the train station
  • Bath Canal Walk - This is a popular walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal from Bath to Bradford on Avon
  • Bath Skyline Walk - Enjoy wonderful views of the city of Bath on this popular circular walk
  • Bradford on Avon Canal and River Walk - The West Wiltshire town of Bradford on Avon is a great place for walkers, officially recognised as a Walkers are Welcome town
  • Bradford on Avon to Devizes Canal Walk - This walk follows a section of the Kennet and Avon Canal from Bradford on Avon to Devizes
  • Kennet and Avon Canal Walk - A splendid waterside walk from the Thames at Reading, through Thatcham, Newbury, Hungerford, Great Bedwyn, Pewsey, Devizes, Bradford on Avon to Bath
  • Litton Reservoir - This circular walk visits the Litton Reservoirs in the village of Litton in the Mendip Hills area of Somerset.
  • Somerset Coal Canal - Follow the Somerset Coal Canal from Tucking Mill to Combe Hay on this easy walk in the Cotswolds

Pubs/Cafes

After your exercise head to the Fox and Badger for some refreshment. There's a charming interior with rustic furniture on stone flagged and wood boarded floors. You can find them at postcode BA2 8QG.

Dog Walking

The country trails are great for dog walking and the Fox and Badger mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Photos

Wellow, ford - geograph.org.uk - 283315

Wellow: ford Looking north-north-west on the lane from Baggeridge Hill, at the foot of Wellow Village. The ford provides a crossing of the Wellow Brook by the old packhorse bridge

Wellow, the Wellow valley - geograph.org.uk - 1443243

Wellow, the Wellow valley

Packhorse bridge at Wellow - geograph.org.uk - 273522

The MedievalPackhorse bridge at Wellow

Wellow signal box - a nod to the past geograph 3864697 by Neil Owen

An old signal box on the former Somerset & Dorset railway, preserved as a private residence. A Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway Type 2 box. After closure in 1962 the box was converted into an artist's studio for Peter Blake, and has since being expanded and adapted into living accommodation.

Hinton Hill Wellow

Hinton Hill Wellow

Midford viaduct, Midford - geograph.org.uk - 422741

Midford viaduct, Midford

Combe Hay (3) (geograph 4847351)

Combe Hay

Midford Aqueduct - geograph.org.uk - 507489

Midford Aqueduct. Once part of the Somerset Coal Canal, by the junction of the canal from Paulton and the tramway from Radstock. The Aqueduct crosses the Cam Brook

Video

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