Walk 4 Odd Down to Lansdown
This is the longest section, however it can easily be split into two by stopping at Newbridge. To Newbridge the route meanders through farmland and woodland before passing through the picture perfect village of Englishcombe. From Newbridge, after a short climb through Newbridge Slopes nature reserve and into Weston it then ascends towards the famous landmark of Beckford’s Tower offering stunning views all the way up. The full length is eight miles, and overall you’ll climb over 1000ft/300m, but it’s always worth it for the view.
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Start: Odd Down Park and Ride W3W suffice.mason.brave (Newbridge P&R) tender.loads.prefer
Finish: Lansdown (or Newbridge Park & Ride)
Distance: 8 miles / 12.9km (5.3 miles / 8.6km to Newbridge P&R) – with an up of 1,102 ft/336m and down of 951 ft / 290m
Terrain: Mix of pavement, tarmac road and unsurfaced paths. Can get VERY muddy in the winter months.
Transport: Visit travelinesw.com. Odd Down Park & Ride for buses and free parking at the start. Newbridge Park & Ride, or Lansdown Park & Ride for buses and free parking at the end.
Public toilets: Odd Down, Newbridge and Lansdown Park & Rides (20p), The Brook Bar & Bistro, Bath Mill from 8am until close.
Refreshments: The Brook Bar & Bistro, Bath Mill, The Boathouse, Newbridge & shops and cafes in Weston village.