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Dyrham Park is a 17th century stately home in the middle of a deer park on the outskirts of Bristol. Now owned by the National Trust, the parkland is accessible and is the start of the walk. Heading down to the west we'll get to the hamlet of Dyrham, which was noted in the Domesday Book as having 34 dwellings, before striking out towards Hinton and the M4. A slight course correction will see us walking across the gently rolling fields towards the wonderfully-named Pucklechurch, and (to get the required gay name into this description), Bottoms Farm. Our route home will glance past Dyrham again and return to the car park.
Photo Credits: Photos taken by ODL members MEW and PL1957 and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.
Dogs are welcome on my walks, though we may pass through fields with livestock: please make sure your bundle of joy is under control and what to do out in the countryside (there's loads of information on the web about it). Also, there may be more than one dog on the walk! Send me a message and ask if you're uncertain.
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What to bring
The walk is mainly on grassy paths, which may be slippery if wet - please wear suitable walking gear.
There is limited shelter on the route, either from the wind/rain or beating sunshine: please dress appropriately to the forecast, bringing waterproofs and a sun hat.
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
Please bring sufficient food and drink for the walk. We'll aim for a pub stop in the second half of the walk, and if there's time may go to the tea shop at the end. We will have regular breaks and a picnic lunch.