Friday, 15 June 2018
Start time: 18:45
(Estimated finish time: 20:15)
Easy 2.5 miles / 4 km
An evening stroll from the Rose and Crown Pub, Pucklechurch. The route loops around part of the village before crossing fields to descending downhill, past old colliery workings, before joining up with the Bristol and Bath Railway Path. Leaving the old railway track the route climbs up to the tiny hamlet of Parkfield before crossing fields back to the Rose and Crown at Pucklechurch.
The Rose and Crown, Pucklechurch
Grid reference: ST694759
Nearest postcode: BS16 9PH
Start time: 18:45
This is a circular walk
The Brandy Bottom Colliery is located near the village of Pucklechurch, on the South Gloucestershire coalfield and is the site of a, now disused, 19th century steam-powered colliery. It lay on the line of the Dramway, the horse-drawn railway that was used to haul coal from the Coalpit Heath area either to the River Avon near Keynsham or to Bristol, and which ran until 1850.The early history is uncertain, but the earliest written record found so far indicates that the first shaft had been sunk around 1837. At that time it was known as ‘Lord Radnor’s Pit’, and the first recorded use of the name ‘Brandy Bottom’ does not occur until 1856.
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