This short walk is designed to give you great views and introduce you to some hidden gems of the North Somerset Coal Field, now mellowed and blended into the natural scenery. There is a need to walk up hill at the end of the walk, with no pressure to walk at speed.
From the start it’s a level walk to the open end of a ‘haha’ and weather permitting giving you fine views across to The Mendip Hills. Gently walk down hill to the bottom of The Cam Valley where the old Somersetshire Coal Canal once carried coal from the local coal mines to The Kennet and Avon Canal and onwards to destinations across the country. The basins are now considered a tranquil idyll and very popular with local walkers. Walk along the route of the canal to organic Radford Mill Farm, a camping destination. Gently climb up the hillside through an area of Open Access Land and onwards to the end of the walk where tea and cake will greet you.
The walk is a little over 3 miles, with an elevation of 102m. Finishing times are approximate.
This walk is part of the Somer Valley Walking Festival, it isn’t necessary to book.
The walk starts from Conygre Hall, North Road, Timsbury, BA2 0JQ, Grid Ref: ST 668 589. What3Words: drips.shunted.glassware