This circular walk from Newington provides a good way to discover two quiet valleys along Ozleworth and Marlees Brooks.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Park your car close to Newington Barn at the top of the hill.
(D/A) Go down the road a few metres until you find a gate on your left (notice an isolated property on the other side of the road). Go through this gate. Go straight across the field heading to the trees. Go down the slope and walk along the low wall on your left which leads to Lasborough.
(1) Past the gate in the hamlet, take the driveway on your right and follow this way for 650 metres. Before you reach the property, bear left to the track which leads to a gate. Walk this grassy track.
(2) At the fork close to Fishing Pond, bear left to the main track. Past the pond, follow the yellow arrow sign still keeping the left side.
(3) This muddy path finally reaches a junction. Cross over the track and go slightly down the path in front of you. Follow this flat path with yellow arrows which joins a track. Continue this track along Ozleworth Brook leading to a gate (Private right of way on the right).
(4) Past this gate, cross a small footbridge, then, turn right immediately and cross a second footbridge over Marlees Brook. Past this second footbridge, bear left (yellow arrow) following the path along the stream for half a mile until you cross over a track.
(5) Go straight ahead (footpath with yellow arrow) across the open meadow and still along the stream for almost one mile. Then, follow a track for a few meters until you join a signpost with two yellow arrows.
(6) Take the grassy path straight ahead ignoring the arrow leading to the path on your right.
(7) At the next fork, go up to the right until you join a direction signpost with several arrows. Bear right at the right angle heading to a stile after 50 metres. Then, follow a white arrow in a green sign skirting Bagpath by the right side until you reach a track.
(8) At the junction with the property, ascend the driveway in front of you (yellow arrow again). Turn right when you reach the road for 75 metres. Then, head to the "public footpath" signpost on your left walking the grassy track along the low wall for 450 metres.
(9) Go diagonally left across the next field leading to the road. walk the road which goes down on your right for one kilometre, go past Newington Bagpath. After the last ascent, you are back to the start.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 682ft - Newington Barn
1 : mi 0.34 - alt. 577ft - Gate
2 : mi 1.12 - alt. 456ft - Fork
3 : mi 1.69 - alt. 394ft - Muddy path
4 : mi 2.37 - alt. 322ft - First footbridge
5 : mi 2.86 - alt. 374ft - Footpath with yellow arrow
6 : mi 3.46 - alt. 443ft - Grassy path
7 : mi 3.79 - alt. 551ft - Fork
8 : mi 3.97 - alt. 659ft - Junction
9 : mi 4.34 - alt. 696ft - Field
D/A : mi 5.32 - alt. 682ft - Newington Barn
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