This intimate valley lies just at Bath’s northern edge.

Charlcombe is a tiny village with a charming 12th Century church. Jane Austen records walking in the area.

You can walk down to the valley from Lansdown where Beckford’s Tower is within reach, or up from Larkhall and Lower Swainswick. Longer walks could include the villages of Woolley, Upper Swainswick and Langridge.