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Suggest going clockwise

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
1 month ago

We did this walk last week, it was our first one and we really enjoyed it. we went clockwise, so climbed the steep hill rather than coming down it, which was a good thing as I don't think we would have been as nimble coming down! Loved the quarry and lake, had no idea it was there, despite living 15 minutes drive away for over ten years!

Relatively easy trail. At the start the path splits going left will take you towards the quarry views, going right will be a walk along the stream, either path will take you to the quarry eventually. If you're up for it you can hop into the stream and hunt some crayfish normally lurking under the rocks. To actually get to the quarry view point, because it wasn't obvious to me, you'll need to cross into a field (there is a signpost that says it's part of the nature reserve). Walk through the field, it's all uphill, so be aware, full of cow pats and annoyingly long. You'll get to a black gate, cross through and head left down the path. Nice, quiet, easy (95% of the walk), beautiful scenery.

The trail is a nice walk nothing special though limit views. This is an easy walk but there is a piece toward the end going anti clockwise that quite technical the older and infirm people may struggle it is directly after the Ravens Rock lookout instead of following the map I would stick to the footpath at the top of the bank if you want to mis the technical piece. Also at the start the trail the map shows a left turn at the first sty by the creek this is wrong go right up the hill

hiking
off trail
5 months ago

Good, it’s massive me and my dad went for a cycle there got lost twice. Leigh woods definitely catered full all cyclist easy to the their orange extreme which is designed for more confident cyclists, would recommend.

This is our first trail and we really enjoyed it, the lake view at the top is beautiful. We bought our young children and parts of the rocky paths leading to the top were to dangerous with them but there was more easy paths once we worked out where they were. Overall we had a great few hours here.

Lovely walk lots of dips and inclines, strolls across babbling brooks and plenty of wildlife to walk alongside. The pub is lovely modern pub with a brilliant menu. Took us about 2 hours with photo stops.

Lovely walk for general ramblers. Much more scenic towards the end of the route as a lot of the quarry is fenced off due to controlled detonations. Overall pleasant with numerous little streams along the walk ways!

on Prior's Woods

walking
muddy
7 months ago

Nice circular walk, with amazing bluebells. Easy to follow with the trail map. Some hills and muddy in places.

hiking
off trail
7 months ago

Unfortunately you cannot cycle this route. Walking only

Great little walk so close to Bristol! Pub seemed nice too ;)

Great walk with our GSD. Whilst it says dogs should be on lead, every dog we met was off lead. We didn't meet many dogs after climbing up the steps beside the weir....it does flatten out after then but worth the climb up for the views. lovely circular walk. Some water for dogs to go in. I imagine parts of it would be muddy if there's been recent rain.

The stone plaque is located in a park on the edge of Swineford village. Pleasant walk.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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