Beckford’s Tower

An easy walk to a nearby landmark.

Technical sheet
No. 18103762
A Charlcombe walk posted on 30/12/21 by Walks from the Door. Update : 30/12/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h30[?]
Distance Distance : 5.17km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 18m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 18m
Highest point Highest point : 228m
Lowest point Lowest point : 209m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Cotswolds
Location Location : Charlcombe
Starting point Starting point : N 51.415654° / W 2.395126°
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Description

(D/A) From the Charlcombe Inn front door, turn right and right again through the kissing gate onto the racecourse. Duck under the rails and cross the course, then bear half-left to the far corner, where a gap in the wall leads into a road (Lansdown lane).

(1) Turn left, then take a footpath on the right through a wooden kissing gate. Walk along the bottom of the playing fields, bearing right and left as the hedge bends. Beyond the buildings, join a track that continues towards Beckford’s Tower, looking out for a kissing gate on the right.

Take the signposted footpath, bearing left to a metal kissing gate, and follow the path across the hillside beyond, initially close to the wall then dropping below some trees.

(2) Go through two further kissing gates in quick succession and pass below Beckford’s Tower.
After the next kissing gate, turn left to a second gate into a track, which leads out to the road (Lansdown Road). Take a few steps to the right then follow Granville Road opposite.

(3) After a third of a mile, when the road bends sharp right, turn left onto a metalled driveway, following power lines. Pass a house on the left then turn left before the gateway of Charlcombe Grove Farm and follow the drive round to the right.

(4) At the next gateway, take a path on the left that skirts the property. After a gate into a field, turn left and follow a path at an angle away from the wall on the left. Cross three fields separated by slab stiles and a kissing gate, then follow a narrow path to a farm drive.

(5) Take the path opposite, swinging right then left and along a wall to another slab stile, then skirt the next field. Just after the far corner, another slab stile leads into the next field; cross diagonally to a farm drive, where you cross a cattle grid left to the road. Turn right to return to the Charlcombe Inn. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 227m - Charlcombe Inn
1 : km 0.41 - alt. 223m - Playing fields
2 : km 1.84 - alt. 218m - Beckford’s Tower
3 : km 2.86 - alt. 225m - Power lines
4 : km 3.41 - alt. 220m - Charlcombe Grove Farm
5 : km 4.96 - alt. 226m - Slab stile
D/A : km 5.17 - alt. 227m - Charlcombe Inn

Useful Information

Generally level, but with several stiles; field paths may be muddy after rain.

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The Charlcombe Inn
Lansdown, Bath, Somerset BA1 9BT
tel +44 (0)1225 421995
website www.charlcombeinn.co.uk
email contact@charlcombeinn.co.uk

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During the walk or to do/see around

The 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.

The Avon Valley Railway runs from Oldland Common to the Avon via Bitton, a distance of three miles. Both steam and diesel locomotives are run at weekends

Bath Racecourse is Britain’s highest flat-racing course. Racing was first recorded in Bath in 1728 but the first major meet was held in 1811. Notable races includes the Lansdown Fillies’ Stake (April) and the Beckford Stakes (October)

The Cotswold Way long-distance footpath runs for 100 miles from Chipping Campden to Bath.

The River Avon flows for 75 miles from South Gloucestershire to Avonmouth, but its source is only 19 miles from its mouth as the crow files.

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