Sir Bevill Grenville’s Monument

Stroll across a historic battlefield to a famous monument, with wide views en route.

Technical sheet
No. 18087016
A Charlcombe walk posted on 29/12/21 by Walks from the Door. Update : 30/12/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h15[?]
Distance Distance : 4.24km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 23m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 22m
Highest point Highest point : 240m
Lowest point Lowest point : 217m
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 51.41589° / W 2.395025°
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Description

(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)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 227m - Charlcombe Inn
1 : km 0.54 - alt. 224m - Iron barn
2 : km 1.91 - alt. 222m - Woodland
3 : km 2.14 - alt. 228m - Sir Bevill Grenville’s Monument
4 : km 3.12 - alt. 234m - Golf course and racecourse
5 : km 4.08 - alt. 228m - Clubhouse
D/A : km 4.24 - alt. 227m - Charlcombe Inn

Useful Information

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
website www.charlcombeinn.co.uk
email contact@charlcombeinn.co.uk

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During the walk or to do/see around

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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