Time: 1-1.5 hours
Starts: Mundy Playing Fields (directions)
A pleasant stroll from the Mundy Playing Fields and up the Mumbleys for some great views over Thornbury and Wales. Explore the woodland before heading out onto Mumbleys and Kington Lane where some of the lovely old buildings around Thornbury stand (so much house envy!).
For kids, there is potential for Gromit spotting along the way, plus you finish at the Mundy Playing fields where there is play equipment galore. Wellies or good shoes are a must – as soon as it rains this one gets muddy, as you’ll see from all the slipping and sliding around in our video!
Let’s get walking…
- Start at the Mundy Playing Fields car park. Head left (opposite the entrace to the car park) past the Tennis Club and behind the football pitch. Just before the end you will see a footpath on your right, (there is a stone stile, a small bridge and a kissing gate) into the fields.
- Go through the kissing gate and head straight across the field to the large metal gate and small iron kissing gate next to it, directly on the opposite side. Go through.
- Continue straight across this next field, climbing gently uphill until you reach a kissing gate on the opposite side and a small wooded area next to the golf centre.
- Once through the kissing gate the path forks in two. Take the right hand path and follow this all the way along until you reach the woods. Here you get some lovely views over to Wales.
- Once the path as curved round to the left, you’ll have the woods on your right and just before you reach the golf club, you’ll see an footpath into these woods. This is where it gets a little difficult to describe! There are a few footpaths you can take but you basically want to end up in the top left hand corner of the woods in the corner of the golf club. You’ll need to climb over the fence to get onto the next footpath. There is a footpath along the edge of the golf club outside the woods if this is easier but we are unclear whether this is for public use.
- Once over the fence go right immediately, over a stile and head along the narrow footpath between two horse fields. At the end, climb over the stile out onto the road (Mumbleys Lane).
- Here you are at a crossroads, go right – down the hill. Follow the road all the way to the end. Look out for the house with all the Gromit statues on your right about half way along!
- Turn right onto Kington Lane and follow it until you reach the (unamed) road that goes to the Munday Playing Field car park – this will be the third turning on your right. Just keep an eye out for cars, this can be a bit of a busy one if you catch it at the wrong time.
- Turn right down this road and just past the first set of buildings there is a public footpath on your left, through a wrough-iron kissing gate. Follow this footpath between the two fences until you reach the path on your right which heads into some woodland.
- Take this path and follow it until you come out in the corner of the Mundy Playing Fields. Go right up the hill and you’ll be back in the car park where you started!