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Waypoint Map Reference Bearing to next waypoint
START ST 7775 6412 108


ST 7786 6409


WP2 ST 7813 6435 345
WP3 ST 7777 6542 291
WP4 ST 7754 6549 298
WP5 ST 7719 6565 225
WP6 ST 7663 6501 252
WP7 ST 7641 6492 337
WP8 ST 7637 6500 294
WP9 ST 7626 6504 217
WP10 ST 7602 6467 147
WP11 ST 7623 6439 189
WP12 ST 7621 6419 158
WP13 ST 7636 6389 90
WP14 ST 7641 6389 109
WP15 ST 7675 6380 185
WP16 ST 7674 6345 229
WP17 ST 7648 6319 155
WP18 ST 7662 6294 87
WP19 ST 7749 6304 26
WP20 ST 7776 6371 3
START ST 7775 6412 -
General:- Judging by path wear and tear this 5.5 mile route must be the most popular in BANES, and with good reason, there are fine views of the city. The path is really a celebration of the National Trust's success in purchasing large chunks of the city skyline and creating linking paths to show their acquisition at its best. The path is well waymarked with signs but at times there are too many paths and you could easily end up following the wrong footprints, so stay awake.

The woodland approaching waypoint 3 is an abandoned quarry. The path zig zags through half hidden remains of houses and stone blocks covered with moss giving the wood a ghostly feel, there is a hint that something lurks! The inclined plane at waypoint 3 is the remains of a lift system to transport stone from the quarry down to barges waiting on the canal. Sadly I know little of the Sham Castle other than to say it is a folly built to be viewed from the city centre.  (GPS length 5.14 miles). No pub.

How to get there: From the city centre go up Bathwick Hill following signs to the University. At T junction turn right onto Oakley Rd, at next T junction go left onto Claverton Down Rd. After 0.5 miles go left onto Norwood Avenue and take next right onto The Avenue. Park in the lay-by opposite the dog's home, Sunday only. Weekdays continue straight on at Norwood Ave onto Convocation Avenue & park in university pay & display (on Saturday use free park & ride car park). Walk back down Convocation Ave to The Avenue on left, straight on to dogs home.