Goblin Combe and the Congresbury Yeo
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This circular walk is predominantly set within the parish of Congresbury (St.Congar’s village). Much of the walk is within the ancient woodland of Goblin Combe, as well as the more recently wooded limestone uplands of Cleeve Wood and Kings Wood. As part of this circular route we will also take in some open countryside as we walk from Wrington alongside the Congresbury Yeo.
Goblin Combe and Kings Wood are both protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and are local nature reserves, and contain many old mine workings, where Lead, Iron, Calamine and Ochre were all once mined. We will get to pass by some of these mine workings within Kings Wood.
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What to bring
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.
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: Proper walking trousers. 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
Food & drink
Please bring snacks for energy, plenty of water for hydration and a packed lunch