Walk 3 Brassknocker Basin to Odd Down

Starting gently this leg first follows the Midford Brook, and then the disused Somersetshire Coal Canal passing the site of the historic Combe Hay Locks. It then climbs up to rewarding views from the Millennium view point over the Southern Bathscape. Five miles with some flat sections.

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Start: Brassknocker Basin car park, off Lower Stoke. (Gates locked at 9pm in summer and 6pm in winter). W3W – punk.moods.split
Finish: Odd Down Park & Ride
Distance: 5 miles / 8km with an up of 702 ft/214m and down of 240 ft / 73m
Terrain: Mix of surfaced and unsurfaced paths. Can get VERY muddy in the winter months.
Transport: Visit travelinesw.com. Buses run to Brassknocker Hill and Warminster Road. Pay and display parking available at Brassknocker Basin car park. Odd Down Park & Ride for buses and free parking at the end.
Public toilets: Canal visitor centre at Brassknocker Basin, Odd Down Park & Ride (20p)
Refreshments: Angelfish Café at Brassknocker Basin, The Hope & Anchor Pub, Midford & The Packhorse, South Stoke.