Distance: 7.5 miles (11km)
Start/finish: Dyrham Deer Park car park, SN14 8ER
Terrain: Trail, path, road
Toughness: Moderate
Ascent: 373 metres
Navigation: Easy to moderate
Good for: Families, National Trail
Lat Long / Grid Ref of Start: 51.4797, -2.3629 / ST7489375698

A fantastic loop taking in some of the truly wild-feeling spaces high above Bristol and Bath on the Cotswold Way. Dyrham Park (NT) is a great place to explore with the family. From start head towards exit and into Whitefield. Turn R and run downhill to Sands Hill Lane. Turn L and follow lane to stile on R. Head across farmland and down steps to join Cotswold Way. Turn L and follow Cotswold Way markers to cross Gorse Lane CAUTION. Leave Cotswold Way at Pennsylvania, turning R before the road and heading NW to Doynton to join the signed Monarch’s Way. Follow this N until track junction allows R turn to return to Dyrham Park.

Miles Km Directions
0.0 0.0 From car park head south following car park exit signs through Dyrham Park to the road
0.6 1.0 Turn left onto road
0.9 1.4 Turn right onto footpath and head west down hill to Sands Hill Lane
1.4 2.2 At path junction turn left onto Cotswold Way, heading southand crossing one road to reach Pennsylvania
2.7 4.4 At Pennsylvania turn right, leaving Cotswold Way and following footpath west across fields, recrossing road and continuing to reach road at Doynton
4.2 6.8 Turn right on lane and head into Doynton, turning left onto Church Road and then first right onto High Street
4.5 7.3 Turn right onto Monarch’s Way and follow north
6.0 9.7 At track junction turn right Monarch’s Way and head east to return to Dyrham
6.5 10.4 Turn left onto road and then immediately right, following lane to return to Dyrham Park

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