A beautiful flat walk through the countryside of south Bath along the babbling Midford Brook. One side offers woodland and shade and the other meadows and views up to Midford Castle.
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Start & Finish: Brassknocker Basin car park * W3W – w3w.co/boil.spot.gear
Distance: 4 miles / 6.4 km with an up and down of 769 ft / 2354 m
Steps & stiles: Steps through Monkton School, other steps on walk, no stiles
Terrain: Unpaved paths and minor roads. Can be VERY muddy in the winter. Best avoided after wet weather.
Transport: Visit travelinesw.com. Bus stops on Brassknocker Hill and Warminster Road. Look for the pedestrian gate to safely navigate down to the start rather than walking on the road. There are also bus stops in Monkton Combe village. Pay and display car parking. Note car park is locked in the evenings.
Public toilets: The Canal Centre
Refreshments: The Angelfish Café, Wheelwrights Arms in Monkton Combe, The Hope & Anchor Pub at Midford
Rest points: No formal stop points.
Dogs welcome: Yes, though livestock can be in the fields and some lane walking so please be prepared to put them on a lead.
Wheel friendly: No
Features on the route: Grade II Listed Building – Monkton Combe Lock-up, The Midford Brook, Midford Castle, Somersetshire Coal Canal, St. Michael’s Church and Sir Harry Patch’s Grave.