This is a circular walk
This year’s New Year’s Day walk starts from the village of Backwell and climbs gently, leading to views across the Bristol Channel to the Welsh hills, and down to Steep Holm. Later we have fine views of the Vale of Wrington and the Mendips before we descend into the village of Wrington for our lunch stop at the warm welcoming and spacious Plough Inn. The afternoon will see us return via Goblin Combe and Brockley Combe.
The vast majority of this walk is on firm tracks and well drained limestone bridal ways.
Please organise yourselves at Gt George St for lift sharing at 09:15, and depart Bristol via Hotwells following the A370 Long Ashton Bypass, signed Weston-Super-Mare. In the village of Backwell at the cross roads with traffic lights turn left into Dark Lane (signed Recycling Centre) and park at the top of this road. Meet the Leader at 09:30.
For those wishing for a shorter walk (8 miles), meet us at the lay-by with a bus stop half way up Brockley Combe (entrance to Fountain Timber, GR ST484664, Exp 154) at 11:00.