10.30 1 Boot: Black Down and Beacon Batch, Mendips (Brunel Plus)

Event Date: Sun 27 January 2019
Event Time: 10:30

From the CP, a short descent is followed by a steady climb, firstly through woodlands and then across Black Down to reach the Trig Point on Beacon Batch, the highest point on the Mendips with views of the Chew Valley and Bristol Channel. The route then descends to Burrington before climbing over Dolebury Warren and returning to start and a drink in the Swan Inn. This is a short but hilly route, approx. 400m of ascent/descent, with a couple of steep descents and can be very muddy in places. Suitable footwear is essential. Be prepared to organise own car sharing if meeting at St Mary Redcliffe.

Bring packed lunch. Pub to finish.

Group: Brunel Plus
Walk Leader: Paul B. (07890 152418)
Walk Co-leader: Gina R. (01934 834899)

Walk Grade: 1 Boot
Walk Length: 7 miles (4-5 hours)

Date: Sun 27 Jan 2019
Meet: 10:30 at CP opposite The Swan Inn, Rowberrow Lane, Rowberrow. BS25 1QL. Grid Ref: ST 450 582
If you would be prepared to organise car shares on the day at the meeting point, please contact the walk leader.

Alternative meeting point: 09:45 at St Mary Redcliffe

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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 over 400 members and is part of The Ramblers charity. 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,