9am, 2 Boot: Mendip Pasty Run 13.5m (Joint)

Event Date: Sun 28 May 2017

A scenic stroll around some of the beautiful highlights of the Mendip hills. Climbing up from Burrington Coombe to get some views, before plunging into Velvet Bottom, a uniquely pretty nature reserve, plump with rabbits! From there climb onto clifftops with great vantages into Cheddar Gorge, before descending into the gorge for a steaming pasty refuel. Feel free to bring packed lunches, or come hunting the best cheddar cheese pasties in the cafes!

After lunch we make a rudely steep climb out of the gorge (so eat well!), and work our way via hilltops and woodlands back to Burrington Coombe.

The walk is a fair mix of gradients, with a couple of steep climbs and descents, a total of about 600m climbing. All in all very rewarding though! Disclaimer… views not guaranteed, weather dependent 🙂

Meet at St Mary Redcliffe for 9:00am to share lifts, or come to the car park on Burrington Coombe for 9:30am.

Directions to start point car park: As you climb the hill there is one main car park on the left just after the cattle grid. This isn’t the one we’re meeting at, but does have public toilets. Another 1/2 mile further up on the left is a smaller car park with an information board marked “Black Down and Burrington Ham” (the info board has a purple top and green map). This is the car park we’re starting from. Here are a couple of maps:

OS: https://binged.it/2ptlxSU
Google: https://goo.gl/maps/UjmKx6tAtbx

Walk leader: Nick Morecroft. If you need to contact me, my number is
07854272103. Please try to be punctual though so we can make a good
timely start!

Remember clean footwear for wearing in cars as normal, areas of this
walk can get pretty muddy.

Event Date:

get ready to walk

About Brunel Walking Group

Thanks for visiting us! Brunel Walking Group is for young(ish) people in the Bristol and Bath area who love the countryside and like to get outside on a weekend.

What is Brunel Walking Group?

Brunel is a thriving group with more than 400 members. All of our walk leaders and committee members are volunteers, dedicated to sharing our fantastic countryside with others.  Read more on our FAQs page

How do I join the walk?

There is no need to sign up to join a walk, just turn up at the meeting point where we will share lifts to the start of the walk.  You’re very welcome to try out 1 or 2 walks before you join, but we do insist that after that you join the Brunel Walking Group.  It’s OK if you don’t drive – we normally have enough drivers who are able to give lifts, but drivers often appreciate it when a voluntary contribution is made by passengers towards their costs.

How do I know what to bring? And am I fit enough?

We provide a full recommended kit list here.  Please do bring water, a rainproof jacket, walking trousers (or similar) and walking shoes/boots – avoid jeans and trainers.

Walks are graded as either 1 boot, 2 boot or 3 boot.  Read more about choosing the right walk for your fitness level here,