This circular walk first leads to a great viewpoint from May Hill before you follow a section of Wysis Way and quiet paths in Newent Woods.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Park your car at May Hill car park (close to Yartleton Farm).
(D/A) From the car park, head to the metallic gate on the other side of the road and go straight across the grassland heading to the large path in the woods which slightly goes up for 250 metres.
(1) Then, go through the small gate ("May Hill Walk" blue sign). Go across the open meadow with ferns leading to the conifers area far away. You finally reach May Hill enjoying great views of the Severn River and South Wales mountains!
(2) Past the Os Triangulation Point, continue straight the path between ferns which goes down for almost one kilometre. Then, go through the gate on your left following "May Hill" arrow, go past the National Trust signpost and continue "May Hill walk" and "Wysis Way" on the left when you reach the "No horses" signpost. Go past "Sheepcote Private Drive" signpost until you join a fork past a gate.
(3) At this fork, ignore the yellow arrow which goes straight but follow the yellow one and "Wysis Way" which descends on the right. Follow this narrow path in the woods for one kilometre before you reach a road. Ascend the road on the left for 250 metres and turn right when you see the "public footpath" signpost. Go across the field leading to the woods.
(4) , take the left side at the non-well-marked fork and continue the path for 500 metres before you turn right past a small stream. Then, continue the path (can be wet and muddy!), avoid a fallen tree before you reach a junction with three signs (one yellow arrow and two horseshoes).
(5) Bear left walking the larger path. After 250 metres, continue straight ignoring a track on your left until you reach two signposts with two yellow arrows.
(6) Turn left and again left after 50 metres towards the restricted byway which leads to the road after 650 metres. Turn right and walk along the road for 450 metres. Bear left when you reach a metallic gate leading to a public bridleway next to "Huntley Woods Greenway" signpost. Ascend this pretty steep way for almost one kilometre.
(7) At the junction ignore the blue arrow but follow the yellow one on the right and continue up until you join a stile after 450 metres.
(8) Go through the stile and cross Geopark Way after a few metres. The path finally goes along the road down on your right until you join this road. Ascend the road for 150 metres and you are back to the car park.(D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 225m - May Hill car park
1 : km 0.33 - alt. 268m - Gate
2 : km 1.13 - alt. 298m - May Hill
3 : km 2.31 - alt. 203m - Fork
4 : km 3.57 - alt. 117m - Fork
5 : km 4.26 - alt. 111m - Junction with three signs
6 : km 4.73 - alt. 107m - Restricted byway
7 : km 6.34 - alt. 204m - Yellow arrow
8 : km 6.79 - alt. 211m - Geopark Way
D/A : km 7.45 - alt. 225m - May Hill car park
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