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Severn Beach-Badminton-Burton-Lawrence Hill

Friday 8 April
by wjhall
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River, marshland, rolling Cotswolds and railway path. Sweeping views and timeless English villages.

Along the river front from Severn Beach station, then inland across the marshes and Inglestone Common, climbing to Hawkesbury Upton on the Cotswold edge before turning south east over the top of the Cotswolds through picturesque Little Badminton, then past Great Badminton with it's private and well concealed Beaufort mansion. Onwards through Acton Turville turning west at Burton for a long run across open landscapes to return through Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield. Thence steadily downhill along the Bristol railway path to Lawrence Hill station.

Picnic spots in Tytherington Old Quarry, under the Somerset Monument on the Cotswold Edge and on Mangotsfield old station. Inns and cafes scattered around the villages.

An open jaw route from Severn Beach station and returning to Lawrence Hill station. In 2022 Severn Beach has a new hourly daytime stopping service through Bristol TM to and from Weston, and Lawrence Hill a half hourly service to and from Bristol TM and Avonmouth.

Possible variants include a return to Severn Beach passing through the countryside north of Bristol, or continuation to Sea Mills station, again on the Bristol TM to Avonmouth Service, for those who wish to see Bristol City Centre and the Avon Gorge.

The Severn

Inglestone Common - Somerset monument ahead

Saint Michael & All Angels, Little Badminton

Little Badminton village - spring 2022

West over the Cotswolds towards Pucklechurch

Saint Thomas à Becket, Pucklechurch

Evening, Mangotsfield station