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Overview

Cock Road Ridge is within what was once the ancient Royal Kingswood Forest situated between Bristol and Bath, which was part of the domains of the Saxon kings who hunted deer and other game here from their royal palace at Pucklechurch. The Great Oak by the pond is possibly one of the original trees. Cock Road probably took its name some centuries ago from the practice of keeping narrow pathways through the forest for the purpose of driving birds, such as woodcock, to trap them.

Sunday, 10 December 2023
Meeting time:
8:00 am
Start time:
8:30 am
Estimated finish time:
5:00 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
22.5km / 14.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

OS Maps used: Explorer 155. NB finish time is approximate

Features

  • Car sharing available

Meeting point

Grid reference:
ST 58018 73587
Nearest postcode:
BS8 1TZ
what3words:
brands.ritual.lands
Meeting time:
8:00 am

Meet at Priory Road, BS8 for lift sharing

Starting point

Grid reference:
ST 65922 72785
Nearest postcode:
BS15 9SG
what3words:
early.spine.analogy
Start time:
8:30 am

The location shown is only indicative. If you wish to join the walk, contact the walk leader for start details.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking