Timsbury is a lovely old village and is surrounded by such attractive countryside. The area is also blessed with one of the densest networks of footpaths in the country. Also, the area has such a fascinating history, including the coal mines and the coal canal. Great pleasure can be had from walking in and around Timsbury.
20 Walks In and Around Timsbury
It is hoped that this wonderful book will enable more people to share in that enjoyment. It was written by 3 local enthusiasts and was published in 2017, and updated in the 2nd edition in 2018. Hopefully it will encourage more people to walk and explore Timsbury and its surroundings. Over 800 copies have been sold so far.
The 66 page full colour book contains directions, maps, photographs and information about points of interest for each of 20 routes, all of which start and finish in the centre of Timsbury.
The 20 walks:
- all start and finish in the centre of Timsbury
- range from 0.8 to 7.7 miles
- have clear easy to follow route descriptions
- have interesting background information
A sample walk can be seen here: WALKS 6 AND 7
Buy the Book for £4.00
Available in Timsbury from:
Connies Tea Room & Bistro, The Square, Newmans Lane
Health & More shop, The High Street
Hair Studio, South Road
Also, in Radstock from the shop in Somerset Coalfield Life at Radstock Museum.
In Bath from The Oldfield Park Bookshop, Moorland Road, Bath
You can be posted the book for £5.00 (inc P&P) by contacting the Parish Clerk.
The book is published and sponsored by Timsbury Parish Council. All proceeds will go to the Parish Council and be used for the benefit of the village.
Public Rights of Way
PROWS are paths on which the public have a legally protected right to pass and re-pass, or ‘roam’. They are managed by BathNES Council – see their site on PROWS walk leaflets, online mapping, reporting problem etc.
See the map of PROWS in Timsbury here.
One famous PROW is the Ha-Ha which can be reached from St. Mary’s Close. Until the row of houses of the same name were built in the 1970′ s it was a path which was sunken so that the wealthy residents of the now demolished Timsbury House did not have to see the miners walking on their way to the mines at Amesbury etc.
14 Circular Walks In and Around Radstock
This book is written by the same authors and the walks start and finish at Radstock Museum.
Priced at £5.00 it is available from The Connies tea room in Timsbury and from the Museum shop and by mail order.
Coal Canal Way Walks
The Coal Canal Way is a series of walks along the route of the old Northern Branch Somersetshire Coal Canal. Each page includes a map, a description of things to see and a summary of the history. It covers Paulton/Timsbury – Radford – Camerton – Dunkerton – Combe Hay – Midford – Tucking Mill – Monkton Combe – Brassknocker – Dundas.
You can buy the Booklet for £4, view it on screen or download it from the Somersetshire Coal Canal Society website here.