A perfect mix of riverside, ancient woodland and beautiful countryside. A beautiful leafy walk following the amber waters of the River Avon through classic English woodland, starting and finishing in the tranquil village of Loddiswell.
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.
(D/A) Turn left out of car park and left again. Follow the tarmac lane to the left of the church.
(1) At Ham Butts go straight on towards Reads Farm. Just before the farm, bear right onto a public footpath.
(2) Follow the path alongside the stream and cross over on a small wooden bridge and continue to bottom. Turn left to follow the riverside footpath.
(3) Cross the river at the old railway bridge, and turn right along the path which follows both the route of the old railway line and the river.
(4) Turn right at the road, by the old railway station. Pass under the railway bridge then turn right onto public footpath along the river. At the road, turn right over the bridge and follow the lane up hill.
(5) At the second left hand bend turn right into the drive entrance to Cloverwell Farm, then turn left at unmetalled road sign.
(1) At Ham Butts sign turn left back to village, follow the lane past Church, then right at sign for toilets and right again to return to village car park.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 295ft - Loddiswell car park
1 : mi 0.23 - alt. 302ft - Ham Butts
2 : mi 0.6 - alt. 180ft - Stream
3 : mi 1.51 - alt. 92ft - River Avon
4 : mi 2.37 - alt. 75ft - Road
5 : mi 2.83 - alt. 167ft - Bend
D/A : mi 3.4 - alt. 295ft - Loddiswell car park
Start : Loddiswell car park, near the village Hall TQ7 4RJ
Terrain : Surfaced roads and paths, green lane, country and riverside footpaths. Ancient woodland with some fallen trees to navigate and uneven surface.
Parking : Loddiswell car park, near the village Hall TQ7 4RJ
Public transport : Buses to Loddiswell, see www.travelinesw.com
Refreshments : In Loddiswell or Avon Mill garden centre
Toilets : Public toilet in car park.
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