Starting outside the Brewers Arm in Banwell, we head up over Banwell Hill to enjoy views of the Somerset Levels then dropping down across fields to Barton. Heading up a footpath to join the West Mendip Way at Compton Hill, hopefully enjoying more views as we head along to Crook Peak. We then drop down off the ridge coming out by the Webbington Hotel. Cross the bridge over the M5 before climbing up Bleadon Hill on the West Mendip Way. With a short period of walking along a quiet road on Bleadon Hill before heading past the golf club back onto footpaths to transverse the ridge through some quiet woodland on Hutton Hill. Then crossing the M5 on a different bridge back towards Banwell for a pint in the pub.
This 12.5 mile walk involves 3 fair size climbs with approx. 1900 ft of elevation gain. Walking boots are a must as although only a few sections were very muddy, due to the run off from the hills some of the paths could contain running surface water if it’s rained recently. The footpath off the back of Crook Peak contains a few short rocky sections which can be slippery in the wet so care is required.
Bring packed lunch. Pub to finish.
Walk Leader: Matthew E. (07964 455883)
Walk Grade: 3 Boot
Walk Length: 12.5 (Around 7 hours)
Date: Sun 07 Jan 2018
Meet: 08:30 at The Watertower (Clifton)
If you would be prepared to organise car shares on the day at the meeting point, please contact the walk leader.
Alternative meeting point: 09:00 at On road outside the Brewers Arm in Banwell. Postcode BS29 6EA
Please contact the walk leader if you will be meeting them there.