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Ammonite logoLimestone Link (Cotswolds to Mendips)

58 km / 36 miles

Bath NES, Somers, S Glos
The 'Limestone Link' is a route of 36 miles joining the limestone of the Cotswolds to that of the Mendip Hills. It is a connecting route between the Cotswold Way at Cold Ashton and the West Mendip Way at Shipham. Between the two, the route passes through the valleys and villages south of Bath. Except for an ascent at each end, the walk is mostly flat and not strenuous.

A PDF leaflet for the 11-mile section in the Mendips AONB from Hinton Blewett only may be downloaded from the website below.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Ammonite logo Waymark: Ammonite logo
Attributes: Easy
ST751728 - Cold Ashton, S Glos
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ST443572 - Shipham, Somerset
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Web Sites: Mendip Hills AONB
  Mendip Hills AONB - Visitor Guide - PDF
  GPS Routes - Limestone Link

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet: Limestone Link (Bath Ramblers - 2008)


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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 172182
OS Landranger Active: 172182
OS Explorer: 141142155
OS Explorer Active: 141142155

Group Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation: Bath YMCA, Broad St Place, Bath, Somerset 3 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Bath Backpackers Hostel, 13 Pierrepont St, Bath 3 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Bath YHA, Bathwick Hill, Bath, Somerset 2 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Cheddar YHA, Hillfield, Cheddar, Somerset 4 Km

Connected Paths:

National Trails (England & Wales): Cotswold Way National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Mendip Ways; Monarch's Way; Samaritans Way South West, Bristol to Lynton; West Mendip Way
Other Paths: Coast to Coast - Southern England; Cotswold Round; Kennet and Avon Canal Walk; Macmillan Way - Cross Cotswold Pathway; Mendip Ring; Palladian Way; Somerset Way; Summits of Somerset and Avon
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GPS Exchange Format Route File: Limestone Link (Cotswolds to Mendips) GPX Exchange Format Route File Login to Download
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MemoryMap Route file: Limestone Link (Cotswolds to Mendips) Memory Map Route File Login to Download
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Tracklogs Route file: Limestone Link Tracklogs Route file Login to Download
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Route Profile:

62.4 Km (38.8 miles)
1,098 m (3,602 ft) ascent
269 m (883 ft)  maximum height