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 in old Backwell village and ascend up 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 and back to the church.

Bring packed lunch.
The post-walk pub will be “The George at Backwell” – 125 Farleigh Road, Backwell, BS48 3PG, which you will have passed (on right just after the Backwell Farleigh sign) on your way to the start point if using the A370 from Bristol.

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

Alternative meet point: 10.15am at St Andrew’s Church, Church Lane, Backwell, North Somerset, BS48 3JJ.  Grid Ref: 684493

Walk leader: Steph H