Beacon Batch Loop - Mendips





1496 ft

Begins in:
Shipham, United Kingdom
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Weston AC Long Sunday Run - Some very hard climbs and plenty of mud. Park/Start at Swan Inn, Rowberrow. Along lane next to pub and down to cottage. Straight on, Follow long trail all the way up to stream crossing ( fenced compound ). Over stream and left up trail/hill to join main firetrack. continue up hil to gate ( edge of moorland ). through gate and left all the way down to main gate. right and follow trail along, crossing wide trail. Loop around then steep downhill on left leading down to stream and onto road ( Burrington Coombe ). Run down road then first right after garden centre. Run up lane to highest point then right through gate. Stay on trail till you join main trail. Turn right and run up to rocky crest. Left then follow trail up and along till you reach car park area next to horseshoe bend. Run up road for 50 metres then right and up trail. At trail crossroads, go straight over and up steep, muddy climb. Run all the way to trig point ( Beacon Batch ). Now run back the final 50 metres and head towards radio masts. Onto land and down lane to join road. Turn right then left over stile. Over field and rough earthworks to join trail, right and down to car park area. straight over and down and on through rough ground. Meet road, head to right then left onto bridleway. follow this for 1.5 miles till reach stile. Left and stay on trail till meet road ( Cheddar Gorge ).Over road and up trail ( steep climb ) to gate. through gate and bear left. Follow deep tractor furrows around to metal gate. Through gate and follow trail down to bottom of gorge. Past Jacobs Ladder tower and down to join road. Right down to Cheddar then right to head up gorge. Just past lake area, turn left into steep lane. Follow signs for footpath all the way up tp Piney Sleight ( Very, Very steep ). Straight over at top and on past farm cottages. Left at lane junction with road, on to Tynings Farm. Through farm and past riding stables. heading down to stream. Follow stream back to start.


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Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat 4 2.87 mi/5.56 mi 2.69 mi 444 ft/1,029 ft 4.1%
Cat 3 10.81 mi/13.00 mi 2.19 mi 113 ft/850 ft 6.4%

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