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Wick (Bristol)

Gloucestershire


Slow Ways linking Wick (Bristol) and Bath, Bristol, Hambrook, Keynsham, Marshfield, Yate

England / Gloucestershire / Wick (Bristol)

Wick (Bristol)’s six Slow Ways are 75% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 5/6
and surveyed: 3/6

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Slow Way Route To do
Bristol—Wick (Bristol)
Briwic one Review me Distance 15km/10mi Ascent 246m Descent 204m
Bristol—Wick (Bristol)
Briwic two Enjoy me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 711m Descent 687m
Hambrook—Wick (Bristol)
Hamwic one

Double check Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 172m Descent 187m
Hambrook—Wick (Bristol)
Hamwic two Survey me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Keynsham—Wick (Bristol)
Keywic one

Verify me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 144m Descent 111m
Keynsham—Wick (Bristol)
Keywic two Enjoy me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 165m Descent 131m
Keynsham—Wick (Bristol)
Keywic three Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 347m Descent 403m
Wick (Bristol)—Bath
Wicbat one

Enjoy me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 250m Descent 210m
Wick (Bristol)—Bath
Wicbat two Enjoy me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 635m Descent 679m
Wick (Bristol)—Marshfield
Wicmar one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 291m Descent 165m
Wick (Bristol)—Marshfield
Wicmar two Survey me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 203m Descent 328m
Wick (Bristol)—Yate
Wicyat two Review me Distance 14km/8mi Ascent - Descent -

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75% of Wick (Bristol)’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

12/12

reviewed

6/12

surveyed

6/12

verified

13 people have contributed to Wick (Bristol)’s Slow Ways

7 people have pledged to walk and review a route

6 people have surveyed a route in Wick (Bristol)

141km out of 141km have been walked and reviewed

373km of reviews have been shared in Wick (Bristol)

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There are a couple of crossings of major roads, but I did not find them a problem - with good sight lines and regular breaks in the traffic. The route into Bristol is a good one, and passes by The Barley Mow, one of my favourite pubs (closed this morning though!)....

panifex

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There is one hard uphill slog, probably felt worse due to it being in 28 degrees and no shade, but other than this, the route contains gentler up and down hills....

Nicola Taylor

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At Avon Alpacas in Siston, you do have to walk up the driveway and then the path takes you around the house to the right and through to the alpaca fields....

Nicola Taylor

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Part of this route takes you through a field before Kings Wood, do not go through the field - when we walked it there had recently been a large fence erected around this field, covered in barbed wire, blocking the route through, there's a path around this field, use this instead....

Jimmy Shakespeare

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Walked this route in reverse from Hambrook to Wick, was a decent route - some decent views, not too hard going terrain wise but the usual turn stiles & other obstacles which would make this route harder, potentially blocked at points, for wheelchair users etc....

Jimmy Shakespeare

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The first mile or so is easy enough on the roads and paths when you cross the M4 don’t take to obvious foot and cycle path instead cross this and the correct path is just after the cycle path and is signed but we missed it initially. The next part the route takes you across a field with no clear path we went round one side but met the path at the bottom of the field as you enter the trees which suggests the actual path we should have taken goes the opposite way around the field....

Grant SK

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Footpaths were easy to follow on clear paths as thou make the ascent of Hanging hill the path is quite twisty and the plotted route differs from the actual path but it is clear which is the correct way....

Grant SK

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Wick (Bristol)—Bath

Jimmy Shakespeare pledged to walk Wicbat two

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Although it seems like a big loop north to use the Bristol Bath railway path on the map, this popular off-road multiuser superhighway is so very easy to navigate, pleasant to walk, unobstructed and well surfaced all the way that it is actually an excellent and highly efficient way to get out of Bristol to the east. I assumed that the extra loop round to the east would because it would be wheel-friendly (much of this route is very good for wheels) but it does include a short section of stepped woody path, so it’s not for that reason. For those who don't know the Bristol Bath cycle path, it does include a few hundred metres of drippy tunnel at Staple Hill (lit though, and atmospheric) and, as the previous reviewer stressed, it can be busy. Once off the cycle path the Slow Way takes quiet roads, with a crossing of the busy A420 at Bridgeyate (no pedestrian crossing here but it is a safe place to cross)....

Mockymock

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This is a lovely walk from Wick to Bath, with excellent views of Bristol, a chance to punt at the racecourse during the season and to visit the wonderful Mr B's bookshop in the centre of Bath. There is little I can add to the other reviews. It's slippy at times around Lansdown; the descent into Bath might test your acceptance of the privileged in society, but don't let that stop you....

Steve_Roser

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The plot routes through a little corner of woodland on the way into and out of the edge of Bath, but this has been fenced off because the ash dieback in it is severe and the likelihood of falling trees and branches high. Going east it is now necessary to descend into the south-eastern corner of the field to join the road (w3w nuns.month.fumes) or, going west, to keep on to the end of the road instead of turning up into the woods....

Mockymock

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Hambrook—Wick (Bristol)

Mockymock added Hamwic two, a new walk from Hambrook to Wick (Bristol)

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A good route overall but access is blocked and confusing in the area of the Shortwood Golf course immediately around Lodge Farm. I will share another version...

Mockymock

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Full review to come soon.......

Mockymock

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If you wanted a slightly more direct route or to avoid climbing the moderate hill into Upton Cheney, the quiet road along the Golden Valley to Bitton also looks fine to walk along....

Mockymock

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Keynsham—Wick (Bristol)

Brian added Keywic three, a new walk from Keynsham to Wick (Bristol)

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I walked Keywic two yesterday from Wick to Keynsham. I will post a 4 * review on Keywic two. For the reasons stated previously Keywic one should be deleted...

Brian

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En route I encountered 15 galv/timber kissing gates, 9 stiles ( 4 timber, 5 stone ), a couple of bridges with gates, and a few sets of steps ( ignoring the Keynsham ones ! ) I also recce'd the quiet road between Boyd Farm and Aubrey Meads as an shorter Keywic three....

Brian

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This route is the same as Keywic two, other than cutting out an uphill / downhill section in the middle which goes to Upton Cheyney. It reduces Keywic two by 0.75 mi, together with removing a few gates. Acknowledged, the replacement section is continuation of quiet road....

Brian

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Wick (Bristol)—Bath

Brian added Wicbat two, a new walk from Wick (Bristol) to Bath

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Like everyone else, I encountered the route issue at the start, simply put the route is not as Slow Way, as no fp exists off the main road....

Brian

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For this reason alone I uploaded Wicbat two, which irons out the route error at the start. I took the opportunity to alter the route slightly in Bath, to take in the Royal Crescent. Other than that, the route is the same...

Brian

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This is a great slow way - along well used and easy to navigate footpaths....

panifex

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The double back at Beach Farm to stay on track (as per the review from Suze) can be seen in picture 4....

Jamsarnie

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Wick (Bristol)—Yate

Mockymock added Wicyat two, a new walk from Wick (Bristol) to Yate

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Initially it uses tracks and paths through a wooded nature reserve and a quiet lane to pass around quarries north of Wick, before picking up the Monarch’s Way for a few miles through fields along the course of the River Boyd. Here the route takes a good cycle path through Wapley Bushes nature reserve (more like a park really) which leads on over the mainline railway and follows a green corridor beside it into the edge of Yate....

Mockymock

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It's a great route, easy to navigate, direct, and less hilly than I expected....

panifex

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I had no problems at all when walking this route although I met a lot of horses in fields - so if they worry you, that might be something to consider....

panifex

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We went down Manor Road a short distance and found a stone stile on the left (photo number 2 in the original survey) which linked us with the path. As you approach Hanging Hill, look out for the footpath sign on the right, pointing to the path on the left, Photo 3....

Suze

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It is mainly a good rural ramble along the valley of the River Boyd, with a bit of a diversion uphill into the Cotswold village of Upton Cheney, and an approach to Keynsham along the River Avon....

Mockymock

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A straightforward and pleasing stroll mostly along the Monarch's Way towards the Cotswolds from the old home of the Crunchie bar (if you follow the nicer Keynsham to Wick direction). Some horses and an ancient pygmy goat to negotiate and the odd muddy patch. Plenty of stiles and some bridges over the River Boyd....

Steve_Roser

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Very easy to navigate as the majority of the route follows the Bristol Bath bike path: this can get busy so make sure you keep to the left at all times....

Sally P

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Wick (Bristol)—Marshfield

Mockymock added Wicmar two, a new walk from Wick (Bristol) to Marshfield

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Once past here, there is a lovely moderate descent of the Cotswold Edge to Doynton, with big views all the way to Wales. From Doynton, where there is a pub, the route briefly picks up the Monarch's Way through some arable fields and grass leys (sometimes with the path going around a headland, rather than straight across as mapped), with good views all around and back up to the Cotswold edge....

Mockymock

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The pretty main street of Marshfield reminds you that you are on the edge of the Cotswolds, and this route takes you off the edge of the Cotswold plateau, following the AONB gateway walk #4 to Doynton https://www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Marshfield-10.03.21.pdf before nipping off to Wick around the back of a large working quarry. This version of Wicmar slow way has a much safer end section into Wick and corrects a mistake in Marshfield. The start takes you into a lovely valley, where you might be lucky (?) enough to see the local hunt, before steeply climbing up to Cold Ashton....

Steve_Roser

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It's not particularly busy and there is a wide verge along most of it, but there is a more enjoyable off-road alternative just across the fields to the west which gives better views of the country around and adds very little to the length of the route....

Mockymock

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Bristol—Wick (Bristol)

simonwentworth added Briwic two, a new walk from Bristol to Wick (Bristol)

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Varied and enjoyable route along the River Avon through East Bristol to rise very slightly to reach Wick at the western end of the Cotswolds. The walk is flat most of the way through or round plenty of interesting and attractive green spaces, (Bristol has many parks and green public spaces), including Netham Park, Conham Park, touching on Dundridge and skirting just outside Magpie Bottom, nature reserve....

Harriet B

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Instead, follow the park path round to the road (Avon Mill Lane) and then cross over the top of this river on the Avon Mill Lane road bridge instead....

admrply

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Keynsham—Wick (Bristol)

admrply added Keywic two, a new walk from Keynsham to Wick (Bristol)

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Bristol—Wick (Bristol)

Slow Ways added Briwic one, a new walk from Bristol to Wick (Bristol)

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Hambrook—Wick (Bristol)

Slow Ways added Hamwic one, a new walk from Hambrook to Wick (Bristol)

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Keynsham—Wick (Bristol)

Slow Ways added Keywic one, a new walk from Keynsham to Wick (Bristol)

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Wick (Bristol)—Bath

Slow Ways added Wicbat one, a new walk from Wick (Bristol) to Bath

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Wick (Bristol)—Marshfield

Slow Ways added Wicmar one, a new walk from Wick (Bristol) to Marshfield

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Wick (Bristol), Wed 28 February

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Wick (Bristol)’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

ST7041172724

Lat / Lon

51.45272° / -2.42721°

Easting / Northing

370,411E / 172,724N

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