Noxon Park-Clearwell-Oakwood Valley

A photo of Bream village looking across the oakwood valley.
A photo of Bream village as seen from our walk

A guided walk along the Iron Ore outcrop through the beautiful woods of Noxon Park. See ancient ‘Scowles’ and remains of old Iron Mines. Find out why George Wyrall wrote in 1780 “There are, deep in the earth, vast caverns scooped out by men’s hands, and as large as the aisles of churches; and on its surface are extensive labyrinths …”. Visit Clearwell with it’s ‘castle’, it’s Well and ancient Preaching Cross. Take lunch at the local pub or the cafe at Clearwell Caves. Go undergroud at the Caves if you dare – scenes for a recent Dr Who episode ‘Fires of Pompei’ were filmed down there (admission cost to visit the caves). The return journey brings us back over the coal measures. We’ll walk past the ‘Gattock Stone’ and through more beautiful woodland to the Oakwood Valley where the industrial heritage will be pointed out.
This walk is around 14 Km in length, includes sections in woodland and fields and short road sections. Strong shoes must be worn.