Wingfield - Tellisford - Rode - Wingfield

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Starting at the famous Poplars Inn with its own cricket field, the walk crosses unspoilt countryside with extensive views before descending a wooded combe to the picturesque hamlet of Tellisford. Heading south along the riverbank marking the Somerset - Wiltshire border, the unusually impressive Tellisford Weir comes into view, a lovely picnic spot.

A long track leads to Rode Village beside Langham House, formerly Rode Hill House, scene of the gruesome Victorian child murder described in Kate Summerscale's best-selling 'The Suspicions of Mr Whicher - The Rode Hill House Murder'.

Crossing to the Somerset side of the river, the walk heads north to Tellisford along high ground, with great views down the Frome Valley. Cobbled steps lead down to the beautifully restored Tellisford Mill, where a modern water turbine hums in the millrace beneath your feet. Crossing an ancient pack-horse bridge, the walk follows the riverbank north uphill through woodland before crossing open country back to Wingfield.

England - South England - Wiltshire - Countryside


Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, River, Woodland
7/29/2016 - sharon coates

We got lost at direction number 2! We couldn't find our way. If you have a dog, the styles are not dog friendly. There were lots of curious cows in the fields!

4/20/2014 - Nigel Williamson

An excellent walk with varied landscapes. Good navigational directions.