Whittlestone Walk 'n' Wheel (as featured in North Somerset Life October 2014 edition as the Rotary Round)
Nailsea has a walk that almost everybody can enjoy – and the name says it all. This route is deliberately designed with wheelchair users, families with pram or push-chair, small bikes, scooters and those with some walking difficulties in mind.
Whittlestone Walk 'n' Wheel
(Formerly known as the Rotary Round - this route has been renamed in memory of Rotarian David Whittlestone who was inspirational in it's introduction)
WHITTLESTONE WALK N' WHEEL
You may have noticed some signs going up around Nailsea and Wraxall, signs that could be for a walk. But they also suggest a walk with a difference. They have the wheelchair symbol on them. So what's this then?
Well, we have developed our shortest Charity Walk into a walk that is suitable for everyone - a Walk and Wheel and we are calling it the WHITTLESTONE WALK N' WHEEL.
The WHITTLESTONE WALK N' WHEEL takes you round the Trendlewood parts of Nailsea and the Lodge Lane parts of Wraxall.
- You'll see preserved woodland and pass by an ancient quarry.
- The route goes through the housing but not the way you may usually go.
- It continues round the edge of Wraxall
- with great views across the valley towards Tyntesfield and Wraxall Church and down towards Flax Bourton.
- You have to peer through the trees to catch sight of the ducks on the duck pond, but they're there sure enough.
- no steps or stiles,
- gentle slopes,
- hard surfaces
- mostly off-road.
So it's great for wheels.
- Wheelchair wheels,
- small bike wheels,
- scooter wheels.
It's a round walk,
- starting and ending on Brockway,
- outside Brockway Medical Centre and Scotch Horn Centre,
- and it's about 4km long (that's 2½ miles).
Download the route instructions from here .
Download a map from here (to be used in conjunction with the route instructions).