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Ladden & Thornbury Vales from NW Bristol, BS9

Friday 21 August
by wjhall
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Skirts round east of Thornbury for trip up to the Old Down ridge above Tytherington, a handy picnic spot with seats looking east across the headwaters of the Ladden Brook to the Cotswold edge, then about face to descend into Thornbuy Vale and across the marshes to the Severn bank and Shepperdine.

For return choose any suitable route over Stock Hill from the Oldbury area.

Roads generally quiet, uses the inner distributor road to pass round Thornbury not the ring road.

Looking east over the Ladden headwaters to the Cotswold edge from the seats behind the car park at Tower Farm above Tytherington

View west over the Severn marshlands from Whitewall Lane

An architecture at one with the landscape - Lower Morton

Shepperdine - the Severn at low tide on a summer day.