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The next Bristol Insight Sangha Walk will be one led by Gordon around Tortworth in Gloucestershire. Tortworth is just off Junction 14 of the M5, about a half hour drive from Bristol.

“A lovely stroll through woods, along lanes and river banks to visit quiet Gloucestershire hamlets. Although an undulating walk, there is only one short steep climb.
The walk is 4 miles and should take around 2 hours at a gentle pace.”

Tortworth is noted for its ancient chestnut tree in St. Leonard’s churchyard, which became known as the ‘Great Chestnut of Tortworth’ as early as 1150. This tree measured 51 feet in circumference at 6 feet from the ground in 1720. Now, in the 21st century, the tree is still a landmark and is one of very few trees shown on the Ordnance Survey map. The fine church with its 15th century tower and 13th century font is also worth a visit.

The walk can be followed by lunch at The Farmers Table Cafe on the Tortworth Estate. The cafe offers picturesque views and a wide variety of options on the menu including a Full English Breakfast as well as light lunches.


Let Gordon know in advance of the day if you’d like to come on the walk and whether you need or can offer a lift.  07796 087351.

Click here for general information about our Sangha Walks.