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.