GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Monkton Combe Walks

7 miles (11 km)

This Somerset based village is located near the historic city of Bath. It has some lovely waterside trails along the Somerset Coal Canal, the Kennet and Avon Canal and the River Avon.
Monkton Combe is also noted for its prominent public school which owns several of the historic buildings you can see in the village.
This circular walk from the village visits Dundas Aqueduct, the Kennet and Avon Canal , Avoncliff and the neighbouring village of Freshford.
The walk starts in the village and heads east to visit the impressive Dundas Aqueduct. The photogenic structure is a Scheduled Ancient Monument carrying theKennet and Avon Canalover theRiver Avon(theSomerset/Wiltshireborder) and theWessex Main Linerailway fromBathtoWestbury.
The route then picks up a waterside path along the River Avon, heading south past Conkwell Wood before coming to Avoncliff. Here you'll find the 18th century Avoncliff Aqueduct, a Grade II listed structure. From the top there are some excellent views over the surrounding countryside.
After crossing the river you head west past Avoncliff Wood to the village of Freshford where theres a 16th century pub and a train station.
The final section passes Limpley Stoke and Chatleigh House before returning to the village.

Postcode

BA2 7HB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Monkton Combe OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Monkton Combe Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Monkton Combe

Pubs/Cafes

Head to the Wheelwright's Arms for some refreshments after your walk. The building dates back to the 18th century and includes a noteworthy large garden which can seat up to 140 people. They serve a fine Sunday lunch and also provide accommodation if you need to stay over. You can find them on Church Lane with postcode BA2 7HB for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woodland, country and waterside paths make for a fine dog walk. The Wheelwright's arms mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The settlement is located near Bath where you can pick up the popular Bath Canal Walk and Bath Skyline Walk.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Somerset Walks page.

Photos

Mill Lane, Monkton Combe - geograph.org.uk - 2172529

Mill Lane

Lifting bridge, Monkton Combe - geograph.org.uk - 2173786

Lifting bridge, Monkton Combe

School buildings, Monkton Combe - geograph.org.uk - 2172555

School buildings, Monkton Combe

The Kennet and Avon Canal, Monkton Combe - geograph.org.uk - 2173777

The Kennet and Avon Canal

From Summer Lane near Monkton Combe - geograph.org.uk - 886243

From Summer Lane near the village. Midford Brook is at the bottom of the valley, Monkton Combe to the left and Midford about 1.5 miles to the right.

Dundas Aqueduct - geograph.org.uk - 3713

Dundas Aqueduct carrying the Kennet and Avon Canal across the River Avon, looking west. On the other side of the aqueduct the short remaining section of the Somersetshire Coal Canal leads off to the left.

Wheelwright's Arms, Monkton Combe - geograph.org.uk - 178538

Wheelwright's Arms. A fine place to rest and relax after you exercise.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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