Wickwar Loop

Ability lvl:

Challenging

Approx. Time:

2 - 3.5 hours

Length:

12 miles

A trip through the rural roads and lanes between Wickwar and Yate. Starting at Wickwar the route goes around the Wetmoor Nature Reserve brushing past Yate and Rangeworthy.

  • Wickwar was first designated a Conservation Area on 13th January 1973.
  • The village is one of the first four Medieval settlements in South Gloucestershire from the 13th century.
  • The Church of Holy Trinity stands as a focal point on a hilltop overlooking the village and its origins date from the 12th century.
  • A railway and 1km long tunnel were constructed in the village, resulting in a line of circular stone airshafts along the route which are set within the landscape.

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