The Cotswold Way and Tyndale Monument
Saturday 2nd October, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
It’s a short 40-minute drive from Bristol to the start of your walk above Wotton-under-Edge from where you’ll enter straight into the beautiful Westridge Woods. Covering hundreds of acres, this magical woodland has many paths leading you from dense pine to the typical ancient beech of the area. Gently descending at first you’ll skirt the edge of the valley, with an opportunity to discuss with your guide the nature you find along the way. The woodland path undulates up and down, offering you glimpses of the rolling green pastures beyond.
Eventually, you’ll start a steady uphill climb, emerging from the woodland to fabulous views across Waterley Bottom Valley where you’ll stop to enjoy your packed lunch. Then you’ll continue climbing for a short while until the woods finally open up to a wildflower meadow, the edge of which offers far-reaching views to The Severn Vale, Bristol and beyond. At the peak of the meadow sits the Tyndale Monument, an impressive 34 metre stone monument that has a very grizzly historical tale. The tower is open to climb, so feel free to make your way up the spiralling staircase to enjoy even greater views from the top over North Nibley and beyond. On a clear day, you can see across to the River Severn and the Forest of Dean on the far banks.
The last stretch of the walk joins the Cotswold Way to a spectacular viewpoint on the iconic Wotton Hill before a gentle descent through woods and fields to the market town of Wotton-under-Edge where there are plenty of cafés for post walk refreshments.
Please bring your own packed lunch plus water. Café refreshments not included. There are public toilets at the start and end of the walk.
Distance: 6.5 miles
Time: 10am – 2pm
Start/finish point: Wotton-under-Edge
How to book
You will be able to buy tickets and book your walks online here from 21st June 2021.