The BUTCOMBE BREWERY TRAIL is a 47 mile circular pub-to-pub trail launched in April 2007, in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in West Mendip .The club walked the trail over 6 days in the summer of 2012 (1st leg in June and then 5 legs on successive days in August). Our thanks go to the Three D’s – Don Walter, David Hayes and Dick Dennett for initiating, planning and then leading the walks for us.
Below is a pictorial record of the walk with the photos being the work of Gordon Wise (the majority) and John Goulding .Many thanks to both of them.
LEG 1 The Ring O’Bells, Hinton Blewett to the Queen Victoria, Priddy, 8.9 miles
Sunday 3rd June 2012, 12 walkers. Leader: Don Walter
LEG 2 The Queen Victoria, Priddy to The Lamb, Axbridge, 7.75 miles
Sunday 19th August 2012, 19 walkers. Leader: Dick Dennett
LEG 3 The Lamb, Axbridge to the Queen’s Arms, Bleadon, 8.4 miles
Monday 20th August 2012, 17 walkers. Leader: David Hayes
LEG 4 The Queen’s Arms, Bleadon to The Swan, Rowberrow, 9.25 miles
Tuesday 21st August 2012, 17 walkers. Leader: Don Walter
LEG 5 The Swan, Rowberrow to The Ring O’ Bells, Compton Martin, 8.75 miles
Wednesday 22nd August, 2012, 13 walkers. Leader: David Hayes
Leg 6 The Ring O’Bells, Compton Martin to The Ring O’Bells, Hinton Blewett, 4.1 miles
Thursday 23rd August 2012, 18 walkers. Leaders: Dick and Jenny Dennett