ENGLISHCOMBE to STANTON PRIOR
General :- For me, this 9.5 mile route passes through some of the most attractive agricultural land in Banes. Its a subtle mixture of rolling hills and valleys populated with interesting houses and villages.
The residents of Englishcombe have created a new public footpath to overcome anomalies with an old one. Its not often you hear of villagers getting together like this and it says a lot about them. They are proud of the countryside and want to ensure you enjoy it too; I applaud them. There is a similar atmosphere in the other villages too; just about everyone we met was helpful and keen to make sure we got the most from our walk.
There is only one pub on the walk, the Ring O Bells in Priston. Its two thirds of the way round the walk and the pub stops serving food at 2.00pm; you might find it hard to get there by then. If this is the case ring them on 01761 471467 and they will probably wait for you.
The Tithe Barn and its car parking area is only open open Easter-August but there is space to park outside.
How to get there:- Park in the Tithe Barns in Englishcombe. There are many ways of getting there but if you are not a local here are the simplest. From Bath go south on the A367. At the roundabout where it joins the A3062 turn right. Continue straight ahead for one mile, passing school on left, to next crossroads. Turn left to Englishcombe. From Bristol go south on A41 to the roundabout where it joins A39. Go through Newton St. Loe and pass the crematorium on your right.Drive half a mile road on right to Englishcombe.