Walk across fields to Mayshill hamlet then follow lanes and footpaths to the River Frome at Iron Acton. Return via fields with westerly views towards the Severn Vale and, on a clear day, the Welsh Hills.
Start opposite café in Church Rd. Approx. 3.5 miles
Walk along Frampton End Rd until public footpath (between 2 bungalows, number 36) signed Mayshill. Turn onto footpath and continue to follow trodden path across field, over stile and continue to next stile.
Straight on past the Jubilee Allotments to the third stile and then diagonally across and over a double stile.
Diagonally across field, through wooden stile and bridge. Go down a few steps and then follow path to metal gate crossing the stream.
Go through 2nd metal gate, then straight ahead up slight slope keeping beside hedge on right.
Through gate and walk through farmyard to a small road (main road to the right).
Turn left here and follow road, passing a green on right and Chestnut Farm on left.
If road is flooded, Turn Right at Tubbs Bottom Farm, along signed footpath. Go through kissing gate at end and Turn Left. Through farm-gate and Turn Right to follow edge of field with pylons. Go through kissing gate (at diagonally opposite corner to last kissing gate). Follow path through trees to exit via another kissing gate. Go up slope to your Left. This brings you to R Frome in point 10 below.
Follow road down (passing a footpath sign on right) to the bend and then take footpath in front of you through a kissing gate. Follow the hedge round to the Right until you see a wooden bridge (on left) with a footpath sign.
Cross the bridge, go through the iron gate and, keeping to the right, go up the slope until you see a kissing gate on the right (sometimes overgrown).
Go through this gate and turn right. Follow the little service road to the bottom and go through the gate (Tubbs Bottom weir on the River Frome is in front of you). Bear down the slope.
Keeping River Frome on your right, continue along the footpath (can be muddy) until you reach the road (Algars Manor is on the right).
Turn Left up the road until you reach the bend; Turn Right up track beside house (as road bends left) and keep left of the house to climb stile into field.
Continue to follow trodden path diagonally across field, over stile and straight on through horse fields, over another stile and through kissing gate.
Straight ahead to follow the trodden path across top of field to go through kissing gate in corner.
Continue along trodden path beside hedge to another kissing gate ahead.
Through gate and straight ahead onto Frampton End Rd. Follow road back to café.
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