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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Thornbury and Berkeley.

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Grid RefST6370489851
Lat / Lon 51.60632° / -2.52550°
Easting / Northing363,704E / 189,851N
Grid RefST6838099281
Lat / Lon 51.69139° / -2.45883°
Easting / Northing368,381E / 199,282N

Thober One's land is

Arable 28.2%
Pasture 36.1%
Urban 32.0%
Woods 3.7%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



11 May 2021

I walked it from Berkeley to Thornbury, and the first half of it is very familiar to me. Most of it is very pleasant, at least on a nice day and for people well-used to country rambling. Sufficient fitness is required to cope with stiles, some of which are quite challenging. Route finding requires either good map reading skills or a well programmed GPS (which I don't have). The short section through Roundhouse Wood is lacking in waymarks and potentially quite confusing. Near Rockhampton, about 200m SSW of Luce's Farm, there is a missing waymark at a hedge boundary followed by a cropped field which must be crossed diagonally and where the path has not been restored. Approaching Thornbury, the route beyond Lower Morton cannot be recommended except to one's worst enemy. After a succession of inadequate stiles a couple of fields are crossed which the farmer has clearly done his best to make as uninviting as possible without actually breaking the law. After crossing Oldbury Lane one is plunged into a lot of new housing development, much still under construction. I enclose photos of the unusual crenelated farmhouse at New Park Farm, part of Roundhouse wood in May, and a particularly unhelpful kissing gate near Rokhampton.

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