Stroll across a historic battlefield to a famous monument, with wide views en route.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) From the front door of the Charlcombe Inn, cross the road carefully and turn left past Chapel Farm on your right and then the entrance to the golf club on your left. Turn right through a kissing gate and bear half-left across the field ahead to another kissing gate in the far left-hand corner. Beyond this gate, turn left to a wooden kissing gate into a lane.
(1) Cross over and go through a similar gate opposite. Join a track and follow it along the fence and through a gate to pass a corrugated iron barn. Keep on along the fence to a gateway by a metal trough. Beyond the gateway, bear half-right to a field gate in the far corner. Follow the path ahead along the wall around the head of a valley. By a Battle of Lansdowne interpretation board, turn left over the steps and stone slab stile in the wall.
(2) Follow the wall on your right and drop into the woodland at the far side, bearing left along the woodland edge. Cross a wall and leave the woodland to emerge by Sir Bevill Grenville’s Monument.
(3) Follow the path ahead out to the road by a lay-by. Cross over into a metalled drive and turn immediately left into a field. Cross the field diagonally to a small car park at the end of a wood. At the back of the car park join a bridleway that leads along a wall, with woodland on your right. At a junction of paths at the end of the wood, turn left, signposted “Public Bridleway”.
(4) Follow the wall on your left, with the golf course and racecourse away to your right. Beyond the racecourse access road, the path continues in the same direction, following a line of trees, to reach the clubhouse.
(5) Cross the car park in front of the clubhouse and then cross an area of rough grassland beyond, to a metal hooped gate in the corner. Turn right along the road to return to the Charlcombe Inn. (D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 745ft - Charlcombe Inn
1 : mi 0.33 - alt. 735ft - Iron barn
2 : mi 1.18 - alt. 728ft - Woodland
3 : mi 1.33 - alt. 748ft - Sir Bevill Grenville’s Monument
4 : mi 1.94 - alt. 768ft - Golf course and racecourse
5 : mi 2.53 - alt. 748ft - Clubhouse
D/A : mi 2.63 - alt. 745ft - Charlcombe Inn
Level; field paths may be muddy after rain.
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The Charlcombe Inn
Lansdown, Bath, Somerset BA1 9BT
tel +44 (0)1225 421995
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Charlcombe Inn is a classic countryside free house, with a comfortable interior, large garden overlooking Bath Racecourse, ten fabulous en-suite letting rooms and ample parking.
The menu offers a good range of pub classics plus some more exciting dishes, cooked fresh and wherever possible, using locally sourced ingredients.
Open daily from 9am (12 Sundays), we now serve our main menu from 12.00 all day every day. We also offer morning coffee and afternoon tea. This is a popular spot for walkers and, naturally, well-behaved dogs are welcome.
St Martin’s Church, North Stoke, has an idyllic position next to a trickling stream and waterfall. Its tower dates probably from the 12th century and Roman bricks have been reused in the fabric of the walls.
Sometimes described as the UK’s first war memorial, Sir Bevill Grenville’s Monument, erected in 1720, commemorates the death of the Royalist commander at the Battle of Lansdowne in 1643.
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