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Chimar one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Chipping Sodbury and Marshfield.

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Chipping Sodbury
Grid RefST7271782209
Lat / Lon 51.53812° / -2.39476°
Easting / Northing372,717E / 182,209N
Grid RefST7804473710
Lat / Lon 51.46193° / -2.31743°
Easting / Northing378,044E / 173,710N

Chimar One's land is

Arable 36.5%
Pasture 35.6%
Urban 27.9%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



05 Nov 2021

First thing to say is that this slow way is exactly the same route as Yatmar one (Yate to Marshfield) minus a short section between central Chipping Sodbury and Yate bus station, so I am writing pretty the same review for both routes.

This is good well-signed way, easily navigable, in a frequently-walked area of the Cotswold hills and on the plain of the River Frome.

Between Marshfield and Tormarton it crosses a largely treeless and intensively-farmed plateau through big, flat or rolling arable fields and pastures surrounded by stone walls, passing through the pretty old village of West Littleton. There is a pub in Tormarton, and from there the route continues on the Cotswold Way national trail across the busy, fast A46 and descends the Cotswold ridge through the manicured landscaped grounds of the Dodington Park estate to Old Sodbury, where there is another pub.

The remainder of the walk is on flat ground through fields, then around the outer edge of Chipping Sodbury’s housing estate sprawl and into the town, all in the company of the River Frome.

There are some big views from the plateau and ridge. Wind and weather can whip across this exposed area and you are very likely to hear skylarks singing in spring and summer. Not so much to see on the lower ground and a bit of a suburban walk around the edge of Chipping Sodbury but the walk finishes up in the town’s splendid old high street.

Access is the usual mixture of kissing gates, foot gates and wooden or stone stiles, and although there is a fair amount of cultivated ground, paths are usually on good headlands and tracks and any routes across open arable fields tend to re-form quickly after re-seeding. There is a moderate climb up the Cotswold ridge if walking from the west.

I like this area and have walked the plateau and ridge part of the route several times in the past. The route from there across to Chipping Sodbury along the river is efficient and pleasant. It makes a good slow way.

  • Cotswold Walker

    Cotswold Walker

    06 Jun 2022

    The pub in Tormarton is now closed. No news yet whether it will reopen in the future.

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