9.30am, 1+ Boot: Backwell Hill, Bourton Combe and Barrow Court (Joint walk)

Event Date: Sun 23 July 2017

9.5 miles

This is a lovely meander taking in a section of my Backwell Hill loop with not one but two Jubilee Stones, a canine curiosity and a former Benedictine Nunnery…

We begin ascending Backwell Hill to the first Jubilee Stone with views across the Severn Estuary to as far as the Brecon Beacons (if clear), also visible are Tyntesfield House and Steep Holme. We then make our way down through Bourton Combe woods before rising up to pass 13th century Barrow Court (originally a Benedictine Nunnery) and on towards the second Jubilee Stone, past Freeman’s Quarry and along the ridge looking down to the airport, then through a couple of farms (on previous occasions I have been greeted by donkeys, pigs, goats, geese and docile highland cattle!), through Chelvey, old Backwell Village and church and back to the village club.

Bring packed lunch, pub to finish.

Meet 9.30am at the carpark opposite St Mary Redcliffe church for lift shares.

Alternative meet point: 10.15am at Backwell Village Club, 12 Backwell Hill Road, Backwell, North Somerset, BS48 3PL.  Grid Ref: 692497.  Head out of Bristol via the Cumberland Basin, along the A370, down the Long Ashton by-pass, through Flax Bourton and Backwell Hill Road is the 1st (& 2nd) left very soon after Farleigh Garage.  Please do not use the club carpark but park on the road, thanks.

Update of 20th July: The walk leader’s car is yet again at the garage (her second home) I will be getting the bus down to St Mary Redcliffe and hope to get a lift so hope someone else turns up with a car!!

Walk leader: Steph H (07792 395237)