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ODD DOWN to MIDFORD
South Stoke is a beautiful village worthy of a film location but I don't recall it being one; it has a very good pub too.
Much of the walk after waypoint 8 follows the Limestone Link route. The path runs alongside the old Somerset Coal Canal; one of the most successful in the country, it was carrying over 100,000 tons of coal per year in the the 1820's.There were two arms to the canal from Midford. Just before waypoint 10 you can see a lonely bridge (actually an aqueduct) in a field over to your left where the canal peeled off to Radstock. The upper arm which our route follows went to Paulton via 22 locks at Combe Hay, you can still see the remains of these locks. If you want to learn more of the canal's history go to www.tjhomepages.users.btopenworld.com/historya.html
Pub at halfway point.
How to get there: Park in the Odd Down park and ride. When it's not open on Sunday's park in Combe Hay Lane. The car park lies on the A367 just SW of Bath. The Combe Hay Park & Ride is well signposted whichever way you approach it.