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Visitors walking in the woodland at Tyntesfield, Somerset.
Visitors walking in the woodland at Tyntesfield, Somerset. | © National Trust Images/John Millar
Bath & Bristol

Tyntesfield Sidelands walk

Discover the ancient woodlands and plantations of Tyntesfield on this gentle circular walk. In spring, the route passes carpets of bluebells in Truckle Wood and all year round there's plenty of wildlife to spot.

Total steps: 7

Total steps: 7

Start point

Tyntesfield estate yard, grid reference: ST502717

Step 1

Start your walk at the ticket office. From here follow either path straight ahead, then follow the path uphill, keeping the barns and felled tree trunk to your left.

Step 2

At the crossroads, carefully cross the drive and head uphill keeping the woodland to your left and the fields to your right. The plantation here contains Douglas fir, Sitka spruce and Corsican pine that was first planted in the late 1930s.

Step 3

Carefully cross the roads coming in from your left and walk on up the drive until you reach a post with a waymark on it.

Step 4

Turn left and walk along the top of the field. The field is called Abrahams, which is named after a family who lived there in the 1600s. Now pass through the kissing gate.

Step 5

Turn left and head into the wood in front of you. Go through another kissing gate and follow this path until you reach a road. The plantation you are passing through has been managed for hundreds of years and contains ancient woodland.

Step 6

At the drive, walk ahead into Truckle Wood. Follow this path through the wood until you reach a track with a field in front of you.

Step 7

At the track turn left and return back to the estate yard.

End point

Explorer 155

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Tyntesfield Sidelands walk map
Tyntesfield Sidelands walk map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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