Cotswold Way 7: Somerset Monument - Cold Ashton

Walk Details


  • Early start: Saturday 19 Aug 2017 @ 08:00 Please allow sufficient preparation time so we can depart promptly.
  • Distance: 24 km (15 miles).
  • Route Type: Point-to-Point, this is a linear route that starts at point A and ends at point B.
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Some Stiles.
  • Snacks: Bring morning, lunch and afternoon snacks. Bring plenty of water especially if it’s hot.
  • The coach leaves the Countryside Centre carpark at 08:00 am. Your seat on the coach needs to be pre-booked. Please transfer money to Worcester Ramblers account. For details contact the Treasurer via the Contact Us page.
  • No dogs please (registered assistance dogs by prior arrangement with the walk leader).
  • Everyone under 18 participating in Ramblers walks and other activities must be accompanied by a responsible adult, such as a parent, guardian, teacher or youth worker.

From the Somerset Monument, we walk south towards Horton. Before reaching the National Trust property of Horton Court (probably the oldest vicarage in England), the Trail climbs up onto Horton Fort with extensive views opening out over the Severn Vale and beyond. The Trail then crosses farmland to the villages of Horton and Old Sodbury. From here we pass through the wonderful Capability Brown parkland of Dodington. The Trail leaves Tormarton to the south crossing arable land that eventually leads to a path passing round the perimeter wall of Dyrham Park - a William and Mary mansion nestling in an ancient deer park. From the village of Dyrham, the Trail climbs up through Dyrham Woods before continuing through farmland into the village of Cold Ashton.

Lowest point 112m, highest point 214m, total ascent 524m.

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