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Monkton Farleigh Walks

5 miles (8 km)

This pretty village is located in West Wiltshire near Bradford-on-Avon andBath. It's an interesting and historic place with a Grade I listed Manor House, a church dating back to the 12th century and a fine local pub dating to the 17th century.
For walkers there's some lovely open countryside with views of the surrounding countryside of the River Avon valley and the Cotswolds.
This circular walk from the village visits the neighbouring village of South Wraxall and Lower Wraxall.
You can start from the historic Monkton Farleigh Manor House which dates to the 1700s and includes the ruins of a 12th century priory. From here you can enjoy a walk down the Grand Avenue where there are fine views across the estate grounds. This will takes you east towards Wraxall where there is another old manor house and a disused chapel.
Here you can also pick up a section of the Macmillan Way and follow it south between South Wraxall and Lower Wraxall. The route then follows a country lane north west to return to Monkton Farleigh.

Postcode

BA15 2QH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Walks near Monkton Farleigh

Pubs/Cafes

The King's Arms can be found in the village at postcode BA15 2QH. The pub dates back to the 17th century and has a particularly delightful garden area with views of the countryside. It's a fine place to relax in the summer with a drink or quality meal from their menu. The inn also has a parking area and is dog friendly.

Photos

Cottages in Monkton Farleigh - geograph.org.uk - 5273493

The village is known for its underground mines ofBath Stone, which were converted into one of the largestMinistry of Defenceunderground ammunition stores in the country

Monkton Farleigh Manor House - geograph.org.uk - 781732

Monkton Farleigh Manor House. Dating from the early to mid 18th Century with further work around 1870 the House stands on the site of a Cluniac priory founded 1125 and is at the top end of an avenue of trees extending about 3/4 mile east from the house.

The Avenue - geograph.org.uk - 777860

The Avenue. Planted by the owners of Monkton Farleigh Manor and would have impressed the guests.

South Wraxall Manor - geograph.org.uk - 92751

South Wraxall Manor. AGrade Ilistedcountry housewhich dates from the early 15th century. According to popular legend, the house was the first placetobaccowas smoked in England, bySir Walter Longand his friendSir Walter Raleigh(although this has also been said of other houses related to Raleigh).

The Road to Wraxall (2) - geograph.org.uk - 658848

The Road to Wraxall

The King's Arms - geograph.org.uk - 658856

The King's Arms

The Church of St Peter at Monkton Farleigh - geograph.org.uk - 4849553

The Church of St Peter. The west tower may be from the 12thor 13thcenturies.

Wheat fields near Monkton Farleigh - geograph.org.uk - 5274545

Wheat fields near the village

GPS Files

GPX File

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