A Sally in the Woods featuring John Rennie.

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We start with ridge walking through Browne's Folly SSSI, then across to Winsley and down into the Avon valley at Freshford, returning via the canal and river to "Sally in the Woods". Optional pub/cafe stop available at Winsley and Dundas. Please bring a packed lunch.

This walk takes in some of the beauty of the Avon valley South East of Bath & its surrounding woods and lanes with views over Bath and outlying villages. It focuses on some of the environmental, historical and industrial heritage of the area. The last section of the walk involves a steepish uphill walk from the Avon river through Warleigh to Browne's Folly Nature reserve and the start.

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Bookings for this walk open 21 days before it takes place.


This walk is organised by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens, the voluntary arm of the Cotswolds Conservation Board. These walks offer an interesting and often entertaining way of exploring our wonderful Cotswold countryside and landscape. All walks by the Voluntary Wardens are FREE OF CHARGE however donations are welcome and help us to take care of the countryside.

PLEASE: always remember to wear appropriate footwear because some walks may be steep and muddy in places. Dogs are not allowed on walks, except guide dogs and hearing dogs. It is advisable to check the website or call the Cotswolds Conservation Board (01451 862000) beforehand for details of any changes, particularly during bad weather.

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Difficulty: Strenuous
Date: Fri October 19, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 9.5 miles
OS Grid Ref: ST 798 664
Map Ref: B10
Starting Point: Browne's Folly SSSI Nature Reserve car park at Monkton Farleigh Rise.
Stile Free: No
Leader: David Le Lohe and Rob Morley
Organiser: Cotswold Voluntary Wardens