GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Winterbourne Walk

4 miles (7 km)

This riverside village is located just north of Bristol and east of Yate in Gloucestershire. It's an interesting place for a stroll with a picturesque fishing pond, a noteworthy 12th century church, a 14th century Tithe Barn and Huckford Quarry, a public nature reserve popular with dog walkers.
This walk from the village takes you south along a section of the Frome Valley Walkway to the historic Snuff Mills and Oldbury Court Estate. It's a very pleasant stretch of the river passing the interesting villages of Hambrook and Frenchay on the way.
The route starts on the eastern side of the village where you can cross the river near the Viaducton a footbridge. You can then follow the waymarked footpath south along the river passing Winterbourne Down, Damsons Bridge, Hambrook and Frenchay. Here you can explore the Woodland Trust's Frenchay Moor where there's some pleasant trails next to the historic village and Frenchay Common.
From here it is a short walk to Snuff Mills where you will find a picturesque 19th century mill and some nice trails around the parkland on the Oldbury Court Estate.

Winterbourne OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Winterbourne Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Community Forest Path runs through the village. The long distance trail takes you on a tour of some of the walking highlights surrounding the city of Bristol.
Just west of Yate there's the worthy village of Iron Acton. Here you'll find an historic church, riverside walks, a lovely garden centre and a noteworthy pub dating back to the 17th century.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Winterbourne railway station (site), Gloucestershire (geograph 5724364)

Winterbourne railway station (site), Gloucestershire Opened in 1903 by the Great Western Railway on the line from Swindon to the Severn Tunnel, this station closed in 1963. View east towards Coalpit Heath and Swindon, as the electrification masts were going up.

Viaduct - - 376733

Viaduct over the Frome. The footbridge is, however, clearly in the next square to the north. The viaduct carries the trains on the line between London and Wales via Bristol Parkway 3 km away to the west.

Damsons Bridge Winterbourne Down (geograph 4302812)

Damsons Bridge

River Frome at Frenchay - - 307939

River Frome at Frenchay. The River Frome flows for 18 miles to join the Avon in the centre of Bristol. It powered a number of mills along its length

Weir on River Frome-Oldbury Court - - 1216819

Weir on River Frome-Oldbury Court

Bridge over the River Frome - - 3212070

Bridge over the River Frome

Snuff Mills restored mill

Snuff Mills restored mill

2011 , River Frome from Damsons Bridge - - 2335143

River Frome from Damsons Bridge


GPS Files

GPX File

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