walking map Pennard to Bishopston


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Route directions

  1. From Pennard churchyard, cross the Pennard to Southgate road, with care, and walk down the minor road opposite, signposted Widegate.
  2. At the National Trust sign for Bishopston Valley, follow the path straight ahead into the valley.
  3. At a junction of the paths, take the left-hand path, then cross the footbridge, following the signpost to Pyle.
  4. Continue along this track (which leads to Pyle Corner), until you pass Backingstone Farm and Chapel House on the left. After around 50 yards, before the track leads uphill, take the sharp left hand turn through a metal gate at a Public Footpath sign. As you take this turning, you will see a derelict building in the field opposite with a corrugated roof.
  5. At the yellow footpath sign, take the footpath left, passing a National Trust sign for Bishopston Valley.
  6. Walk down the steps and at a junction of paths, take the right-hand path slightly uphill.
  7. At the top of the hill, go through the gate and follow the path to Bishopston. To the left of the path is a steep drop down to the valley below.
  8. After 2 further gates, cross the field ahead, keeping parallel to the hedge line on the left hand side, and go through the gate at the other end of the field.
  9. At the first junction of paths, turn left through the gate and immediately turn right up a slight hill.
  10. At the next gate, follow the path between two fields to another gate, leading into a field.
  11. Walk through this field and leave via the pedestrian gate at the right of a farm gate.
  12. At the crossroads with a wider track, continue straight on.
  13. On reaching the houses (Prospect House is on the right), turn left and follow the path downhill.
  14. At the junction, by a house named Hillside, take the track down the hill, marked ‘pedestrian access only – no vehicle access’.
  15. Before the double gates for Brynllan, at the Public Footpath sign on the left, follow the tarmacked path down the hill into Bishopston churchyard.
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