About this walk
There are wonderful views from the top of Spaniorum Hill west towards the River Severn and east over Bristol. Along the route there is an ancient church, old houses, quiet woods, and busy motorways. Something for everyone. Click here to download the leaflet.
9 kms – about 3.5 leisurely hours, starting in Easter Compton.
The walk follows public footpaths and short sections of roadway lanes. Although the roads are quiet, do take care on them as they are narrow in places. There is one very short section along and crossing a busy road where you will need to take extra care. You may encounter cyclists and horse riders as well as cars. There are a few steps en-route and one stile. Please note: in winter and wet weather, wellies are advisable for this walk!
Food and drink
Refreshments are available at the Fox Inn in Easter Compton, the King William IV in Hallen, and for upmarket refreshments try Berwick Lodge. There is also a corner shop in Easter Compton.
You can park in the village; please park sensibly. Easter Compton is on a bus route.
Respect, Protect, Enjoy
Always follow the Countryside Code.
Park sensibly – don’t block gates or drives. Leave gates as you find them. Leave farm animals and machinery alone. If you think an animal’s in distress, alert the farmer. Keep to the public right of way.
Leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home. Keep your dog under effective control and pick up after your pet – dog mess can harm livestock. It is good practice to keep your dog on a lead around livestock; however, if cattle or horses try to chase your dog, it’s safer for both of you to let your dog off the lead to run away.
Plan ahead, dress for the weather, and wear appropriate clothing. You may want to bring snacks and water on your walk. Be aware you may not have a mobile signal in places during your walk.