Sunday, 8 December 2019
Start time: 9:00
(Estimated finish time: 17:00)
Strenuous 9 miles / 14.5 km
Meet Warmley Station car park for 9am departure.
Including the Mince Pie Bake Off - see your newsletter for more details.
The walk won't be too strenuous - you'll still have energy to eat the pies.
The walk on 8th December will be to the south of Chew Valley Lake, starting in the hamlet of Townsend (East Harptree). We will follow the River Chew to the Litton Reservoirs, and take a gentle climb up to Litton Woods. From here we will head west over the Mendip Hills to Nett Woods, before descending back to East Harptree. What can you expect on this walk? Hills? Yes, but nothing strenuous. Mud? Guaranteed! Gates and Stiles? Plenty. Mince Pies? Well - that's up to you. This walk incorporates the annual home-made mince pie bake-off, so please do bring along your creations.
Why Mendip Mystery? Firstly, the programme was published before we had planned the walk. Secondly, there is a choice of how to finish the walk! If you are feeling adventurous you can join those taking the Harptree Combe descent - expect some interesting industrial archaeology, and a path criss-crossed with fallen trees which is, at times, indistinguishable from the stream! It’s a fabulous Combe which brings the waters of Molly Brook down to Chew Valley Lake, (and leads intrepid walkers to East Harptree village). Alternatively, there is a less challenging route across fields, to reach our village destination, where you may choose to sample the delights of the 17th century Waldegrave Arms Inn.
We look forward to seeing you …… and don’t forget your mince pies!
Grid reference: ST670735
Nearest postcode: BS15 4NF
Start time: 09:00
This is a circular walk
Bring drinks, snacks and packed lunch
Give us a try!
This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.