Village Walks

Frampton Cotterell is fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful countryside which is easily accessible by walkers. There is a network of footpaths and quiet lanes which enable walkers to complete circular walks of varying lengths to suit different levels of ability. To encourage people to explore and enjoy the area, we have pulled together descriptions of a number of walks from, for example, Walking to Health.

While enjoying your walk, look out for some of the interesting wildlife which can be seen in the countryside around Frampton Cotterell. 

Algars Manor  A stroll along the River Frome to Algars Manor on the edge of Iron Acton, 3.5 miles.
  A walk following parts of the old Dramway to visit Bitterwell Lake in Henfield, 3.75 miles.
Blackberry Brake and Kendleshire
Past Blackberry Brake woodland to cross the Kendleshire golf course, 3.5 miles.
Bury Hill Fort  Along dramatic sections of the Frome Valley Walkway and visiting the Iron Age fort at Bury Hill, Winterbourne Down, 3.5 miles.
Daffodil Walk Enjoy the daffodils in Frampton Cotterell before heading across the open fields towards Iron Acton, 2.6 miles.
Frampton beside the River Frome  An easy access stroll along the Frome and taking in part of the neighbouring hamlet of Watley's End, 3.25 miles.
Frampton Lanes A walk around the lanes of Frampton Cotterell for when the fields are too muddy, 3.25 miles
Frog  Lane  A walk towards Westerleigh with glimpses of Coalpit Heath's mining heritage, 3.5 miles.
Huckford Quarry  Down the River Frome to Huckford viaduct and the quarry (now a nature reserve) which provided the stone used in its construction, 4 miles.
Iron Acton's Hidden Lanes  Across the fields to Iron Acton and a visit to some of its ancient lanes, 3.5 miles.
Iron Acton Village  An alternative route to Iron Acton starting at St Peter's Church, 4 miles.
Mayshill  A rural walk to the Mayshill hamlet returning via Tubbs Bottom, 3.5 miles.
Monks' Pool A visit to the Monks' Pool and Bradley Brook Nature reserves, 3.5 miles. 
Ram Hill Lanes Over Ram Hill to Bitterwell Lake returning via Kendleshire Golf Course, 3.75 miles
The Swan at Nibley Varied countryside between Nibley and Iron Acton, 3.8 miles. 
Tubbs Bottom  A visit to Iron Acton, Chill Wood and the flood retention dam at Tubbs Bottom, 4 miles.
Wild Flower Meadow A visit to the Wild Flower Meadow on Says Court Farm, 3.7 miles. 

Village Action have also been involved in the production of two walks booklets: "Heritage Walks" and "Hatters' Trails".  See About the Villages for more information.

Using our Walks

You can use a smartphone to access each of the walk descriptions while out on a walk. Alternatively, if you prefer a printed copy of the description, then click "Print Page" at the bottom of the page for the appropriate walk. 

The maps on this website are for guidance only. For detail maps showing footpaths etc, use OS Explorer maps 155 or 167, visit OS Maps Online or visit Bing maps and select the Ordnance Survey view.

Further Afield

In addition to these circular walks, you can explore further afield with: 

  • the Frome Valley Walkwaywhich passes through the centre of the village, and 
  • the Dramway, a 9 mile long path following the path of the 19th century railway which took coal from Coalpit Heath to the River Avon.