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.
Area: Cold Ashton, Location: The Lynch, field entrance, Info: At the junction of Greenway Lane and the A46 opposite the road to Cold Ashton, OS reference: ST 745 725, Nearest postcode: SN14 8JZ, Warning postcode is 197m from map reference, Fee: free, Size: less than 5 cars, Last Checked: 01 Aug 2017.
Area: Hawkesbury Upton, Location: Somerset Monument, Info: Roadside opposite the monument, OS reference: ST 771 876, Nearest postcode: GL9 1BQ, Postcode is 81m from map reference, Fee: free, Size: less than 5 cars, Last Checked: 01 Aug 2017.
Area: Cold Ashton, Location: Village Hall, Info: Roadside next to hall., OS reference: ST 747 725, Nearest postcode: SN14 8JT, Postcode is 48m from map reference, Fee: free, Size: less than 10 cars, Last Checked: 01 Aug 2017.
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