This walk follows spokes 8 and 1 of the Bradford on Avon Walking Wheel, linked by a section of the Outer Circle. The spokes are waymarked with blue roundels and the outer circle green. Follow in a clockwise direction.
You start at the entrance to Bearfield Recreation Ground in Ashley Road in the N of the town. The first 800m is on the Macmillan Way.
Cross the recreation ground half left, in a NW direction to pass through four fields. When you enter the fourth field aim half left to the hedge at a point about 150m up from the main road below.
Cross straight over the lane and into another, very large field. Take care here as it's not clear where you should be aiming for. Continue half left to cross a stile then downhill to another stile. A large field opens out in front of you; aim for a point in the hedge slightly to the left of the wood you see beyond over to the right.
Go through the gate between the two wooded areas. Continue up ahead then turn right, passing the buildings of Inwoods on your left.
At the main road cross straight over and turn left to join a footpath heading due N, crossing several fields to join a farm track. Bear half left, cross another track and enter Monkton Farleigh alongside the church.
Turn left onto the road to join the Outer Circle. You now follow the green waymarkers as far as South Wraxall.
Turn right on the lane to pass round the Manor House and join another lane. Turn right then left in front of the Manor to pick up the footpath that goes straight down the avenue of trees. Keep to the left then just before the bottom head slightly right to cross the stile in the corner into the next field. Keep ahead to reach the lane.
Cross straight over to soon join another lane, turn right on this then soon right again into a field, keeping to the right. Follow the waymarkers carefully here to come into a lane in South Wraxall.
Follow the lane round with the church on your left. Bear left then soon turn off right to cross a field to reach another lane and wiggle into Lower Wraxall. Leave the Outer Circle now to pick up the blue roundels of
Continue on the lane to pass straight through Lower Wraxall, heading SW. Follow this for about 350m then turn off left into a field and cross a small stream. The path now winds uphill more or less due S to reach Leigh Grove Farm (now all dwellings).
Turn right then left onto a tarmac track that leads to the B3105. Turn right and keep on the grass verge in front of some cottages, then cross the stile opposite into a field (horses sometimes in here, but they're OK).
Turn half right to cross stiles over a driveway then enter a fenced path between two fields. Follow this all the way to the A363. Turn left to walk down the road, past houses, as far as Ashley Road on your right. Spoke 1 finishes here, only about 250m from where you started and you join the Inner Circle.
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