9 miles approx.
We walk up Perrymead and into countryside to join the Sustrans cycle track for the disused railway tunnel going under Combe Down. We then head though potentially muddy fields to the village of Southstoke. From there it’s by way of another narrow valley to Combe Hay where we turn East to follow the Cam Brook valley and the disused coal canal to the village of Midford. We re-join the railway line to get to Monkton Combe from where we take a very steep but solid path up to Combe Down and back down to the cars. There may be an opportunity to have a drink in a pub on the way round.
Bring packed lunch.
Meet point: 10.30am at Bottom of Perrymead, off Ralph Allen’s Drive, Bath
Walk leader: Alan R (01225 832817)