Wraxall circular walk from Tyntesfield

A short walk in Somerset to the southwest of Bristol. The circular toute includes the village of Wraxall and also provides the opportunity to explore the grounds and parkland of the National Trust's Tyntesfield.

Technical sheet
No. 293188
A Wraxall and Failand walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 10/09/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h50[?]
Distance Distance : 5.11km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 124m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 123m
Highest point Highest point : 145m
Lowest point Lowest point : 14m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Wraxall and Failand
Starting point Starting point : N 51.442816° / W 2.719406°
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Description

This Somerset walk starts from Tyntesfield, which is a large Victorian mansion in extensive grounds lying to the southwest of Bristol. The National Trust provide access to the house and grounds with extensive parking at Home Farm (grid ref. ST500717) which is reached off the B3128 Clevedon Road from Bristol.

(D/A)After parking, exit the car park and turn right following the road used for entry to the Tyntesfield Estate. After 400 metres you reach a footpath crossing the driveway (grid ref. ST501721). Turn left here and follow the path passing Sidelands Cottages on your right to enter woodland. Follow the track and descend to reach a lane (grid ref. ST492721) at Wraxall Hill.

(1)Turn left and continue along the lane to reach the B3130 with the parish church on your right just before the junction. Turn right along the B3130 and just after the school on your left take the signed footpath also on your left.

(2)The path crosses three fields with the hedge to your right before reaching Land Yeo stream. This is then followed for a further a further half a mile to reach a junction of footpaths just to the north of Brook Farm (grid ref. ST491705).

(3)Turn left here and continue in a northerly direction across fields to reach a cul-de-sac with houses either side. Follow this a short distance to reach the B3130. Turn left and almost immediately take the footpath on your right. This leads back to the car park used at the start of the walk.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 102m - Start: Home Farm car park
1 : km 1.38 - alt. 103m - Turn left along lane
2 : km 1.88 - alt. 53m - Take signed footpath on left
3 : km 3.32 - alt. 16m - Junction: head north
D/A : km 5.11 - alt. 102m - Finish: Home Farm car park

Useful Information

Please note Tyntesfield car park is on a pre-booked basis only. Opening hours are between 10am and 5pm daily. Car parking charges also apply and are £3 in low season and £5 in peak season.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 3.78/5
Number of opinions : 3
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 3.33/5


Walker
on Mon 05 Aug 2019 19:50:27 CEST

Global average : 3 / 5

Date of walk : 05/08/19
Description quality : Average
Routemap quality : Average
Walk interest : Average

A pleasant walk spoilt by short sections on very busy B roads with no pavements.


Walker
on Mon 06 Aug 2018 09:36:39 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 08/03/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

I followed this walk although I adapted it. Started at the Wraxall pub 'Battle Axes' which has huge car park and good food. We went onto B3130 turning left for very short distance; crossed the very busy road then took a pathway up the hill into Wraxall estate with lovely views across the fields at the top. When we met the Tarmac road we turned right following a path through the woods going around sw side of car park; this eventually meets a path going down the hill - turning right and then through a small hamlet coming out on B3130. Cross and go over style. We then went down hill and through Gable Farm turning left along the water meadows and round to meet the cycle path along the railway. Came back along that a little distance and then turned right down hedge bound track and back to south side of Gable Farm. Then across the fields and cutting up to the pub. All the rights of way and paths are shown on the Hikideas map


Walker
on Sun 12 Feb 2017 13:30:25 CET

Global average : 3 / 5

Date of walk : 02/12/17
Description quality : N/A
Routemap quality : N/A
Walk interest : Average

Does this walk require paid entry to the Tyntesfield Estate?

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