A walk along the Wansdyke, through South Stoke to Midford, following the south bank of the Midford Brook to Brassknocker Basin and returning via the Circuit of Bath route to the start.

A 9 mile/14km circular walk that will take 5-6 hours.  Elevation of 950ft with some steep sections.  There are stiles, steps and kissing gates along the route which is mainly on paths.

We start our walk from the Odd Down Park and Ride and take a level route along the Wansdyke before crossing fields to the village of South Stoke from where we descend to Upper Midford before joining the Circuit of Bath route for a short distance. We then stop at Midford Station for a coffee break. At Midford we cross the Midford Brook and follow its South Bank until we cross the A36.

We make our way to the Brassknocker Basin for a lunch stop at the Angel Fish, where there will be a chance to buy refreshments and use the facilities. We then follow the Circuit of Bath route back to the start. Going through Monkton Combe and Tucking Mill before arriving back at Midford. We continue along the Limestone Link following the route of the Somerset Coal Canal before a steep ascent to the Millennium Viewpoint and a return to the start point.

There are facilities (toilets, refreshments) along the route.

The walk is led by Steve Holbrow and John Hayes.

Please note, booking is essential.  Book your free ticket here.

No dogs on this walk, please.  It may not be suitable for smaller children, due to the distance.

Start Date
10:00 am 24th September 2022
End Date
4:00 pm 24th September 2022
6 hours