Thursday, 30 March 2017

166.Chew Stoke Hidden Waterfall

8/10

Parking @  BS40 8TF or Chew Valley Picnic site £2.00



A walk this week from Chew valley lake. In car park thousands of Flies waiting for the Swallows and Martins no doubt !


After wandering along Chews shore line for a bit we come to the Red Lion at Bishop Sutton.



It was a grey day with the threat of rain but at the moment it was dry, Denny island can be seen as we climb Burledge Hill.


Trigpoint at top of Burledge Hill


With views all around Chew valley lake.



Burledge Hill apart from great views and a wild flower meadows has a fort developed in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age, although not too much remaining.
This a Cuckoo Flower.



Making the walk down and across Herriott's Bridge looking across Chew Lake


Its springtime and these lambs enjoying a feed.


Nempnet Thrumwell is famous  Cromwell's army stabled here over night in the Civil war and the song "Down The Nempnett Thrubwell" by The Wurzels plus a great name !


Onwards and wandering ponies on Gravel Hill.


Breach hill Obelisk can be seen, covered this on previous walk.


Always a bit worrying when you have to walk across a field with Horned bulls in , but these were fine and didn't move !



Now the main event ! 
A 3 meter high waterfall.


Tried out a few photographic angles getting wet for my efforts !


Filled my boots up on this one !


you can almost walk behind this one, almost !


Me in Picture for scale, next week Andy's birthday so a waterfall special, going to Wales for some big walk behind waterfalls, watch this space.


After spending some time here we carry on and St Andrew's Church at Chew Stoke.


In to Chew Stoke and a ford, 6ft imagine that wouldn't wanna walk that one !


Then back at Chew and a Egyption goose to end on. Highlight definitely the Waterfall but overall a great walk !


Thats all for this week, join me again next week  :)

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