We are delighted to be physically linking up the Somer Valley Walking Festival and Bathscape Walking Festival with this 11.5 mile linear walk.  This has been an ambition of ours since the Festivals started!

The walk follows a beautiful section of the Limestone Link path, which is a long distance trail between the Mendip Hills and the Cotswolds. We will be following the route of the Somersetshire Coal Canal for much of the route and there will be chances to see abandoned locks and bridges along the way, plus the section of canal that has been re-watered at Paulton.

The walk will take us past the coal batches at Dunkerton and Camerton – reminders of the industrial past of this now tranquil area. There will be plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife as we pass through meadows, woodlands and walk alongside the Cam Brook.

***included in the walk is a minibus back to Paulton***

You can see more walks from the Somer Valley Walking Festival here.

Fully booked
Start Date Saturday 11th September 2021
Start Time 10:00
Duration 6.5 hours
Distance 11.5 miles one way, plus minibus back
Places Available 13
Meeting Point Paulton - precise meeting point will be given on booking

Details

Start / Finish

Paulton. The walk starts in Paulton (full details available once you've booked) and finishes in Monkton Combe where a minibus will take you back to Paulton.

Terrain

It's mainly flat, but there are steps, stiles and kissing gates along the way and rougher grass paths.

Facilities

Shops and public transport in Paulton.

Notes

This walk may be a bit long for younger children. Please note that booking the correct number of tickets and advising of any changes is essential to ensure everyone has a place on the minibus back to Paulton!

Leader(s)

Miriam Woolnough from Somer Valley Rediscovered, supported by Somer Valley Ramblers

Meeting Point

Paulton - precise meeting point will be given on booking