This glorious and gently undulating walk captures the best of the Chew Valley.
Starting at the large pay and display car park (where the award winning Salt and Malt out-of-town restaurant is situated), we will begin by heading to Chew Magna through pretty fields beside the River Chew.
We skirt the edge of Chew Magna itself before picking up the Two Rivers Way footpath taking you to Stanton Drew, where we will stop to view the Stone Circles (£1 admission). Although this is the third largest complex of prehistoric standing stones in England, the three circles and three-stone ‘cove’ of Stanton Drew are surprisingly little known. The Great Circle, 113 metres in diameter, is one of the largest stone circles in the country and has 26 surviving upright stones. Yet recent surveys have revealed that the circles and cove were just part of a much more elaborate and important ritual site than had previously been imagined.
After our break at Stanton Drew we will return, mostly across fields (and passing the Michelin starred Pony and Trap pub), to the Chew Valley lake and a short section right beside the lake itself.
Walk Leader Miro Caminade
Meeting place Salt and Malt cafe within the Bristol Water car park, Walley Lane, Chew Magna, BS40 8XS. This car park is on the edge of Chew Valley Lake opposite Denny Lane. See map below as Sat Nav doesn't take you to the exact location. Please note: there are two car parks on Walley Lane quite close to each other - you want the first one (closest to Chew Magna)
Duration 3 hours
Distance Approx 6.4 miles
Terrain This walk will include tracks, fields, woods.
Cost £15 for members / £20 for non-members & car park will cost £2.
We automatically issue refunds as credit to your Bristol Nordic Walking account. If you would like a refund to your bank account or card please let us know. Refunds to bank account/credit/debit cards are subject to a 1.4% +20p fee for European cards and a 2.9% + 20p fee for non-European cards.
There is a 100% cancellation fee if the cancellation is made less than 7 days before the start of the walk.
You will need to have been previously trained by a Nordic walking instructor to join this walk.
Map of car park location (where the Salt and Malt pin is)