Winford - Felton - Winford

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A relatively short walk starting from the unspoilt village of Winord, which lies sandwiched between Bristol to the north, and the Chew Valley and Mendips to the south. The walk starts from the pub in the centre of the village, and follows a quiet lane, with stream running alongside it, through the village to the church.

After passing through the grounds of the church, the walk passes underneath an unusual aqueduct, known as the Line of Works, which is a fascinating example of Victorian engineering, where a pipe carries water across a wide valley, to supply Bristol with fresh water from the Chew Valley. The aqueduct is still in use today.

The walk then heads north, and starts to climb, to give stunning views of the Chew Valley. There is a hidden network of deeply incised sunken country lanes in this area, and the walk follows one of these, as it heads along the top of the ridge. There are occasional glimpses to the north, which provide more stunning views, this time over the city of Bristol, and the reservoirs immediately to the south of the city. The walk finally descends into another small village called Felton, then across fields back to Winford. The pub at the end of the walk, is an excellent place to get well deserved refreshments afterwards. They also seve food, and offer a carvery on Sundays.

England - South West England - Somerset - Countryside


Church, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Pub

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