A varied walk of hills and valleys, encapsulating countryside on the southern side of Timsbury full of industrial history now hidden by years of nature creeping across the landscape. You will quickly leave Timsbury and be immersed in a landscape filled with nature and fascinating local history.
Follow the old coal truck route into the Cam Valley, then climb up out of the valley to be rewarded by wonderful views. A good walk in the countryside will take you to Clandown and along the ancient cart route of Binces Lodge Lane. Turning northwards you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of Paulton including the original Paulton Cottage Hospital.
Back on the trail your walk returns to the Cam Valley and the Coal Canal Basins of Timsbury and Paulton where history, farming and nature merge together to provide a unique wildlife sanctuary. Return to Timsbury along the second of the villages ‘haha’ and absorb a final panoramic view of the edge of the Mendips before refreshing yourself with a cup of tea and cake.
The walk is just under 8 miles, with an elevation of 241m. Finishing times are approximate.
This walk is part of the Somer Valley Walking Festival, it isn’t necessary to book.
The walk starts from Conygre Hall, North Road, Timsbury, BA2 0JQ, Grid Ref: ST 668 589. What3Words: drips.shunted.glassware