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Path leading to Summerhouse Cottage with the cottage in the distance
Path leading to Summerhouse Cottage | © National Trust Images/Mike Henton
Bath & Bristol

Tyntesfield Watercatch walk

This circular walk is full of historical and natural interest. Watercatch walk takes you past an old single avenue of monkey puzzle trees, a summerhouse, Watercatch and old Second World War remains, before descending into a wooded combe and back along the main drive.

Total steps: 8

Total steps: 8

Start point

Tyntesfield ticket office, North Somerset, BS48 1NX. Grid ref: ST502717

Step 1

After leaving the ticket office follow the path until you reach a set of crossroads.

Step 2

Turn left and head up the drive leaving the woodland on your left. This plantation is planted with Douglas fir, Sitka spruce and Corsican pine. There are also cherry trees. At the top of the woodland a track leads off to the right around the top of the field.

Step 3

Follow this track for 435yd (400m). You'll pass a single avenue of monkey puzzle trees, and a gate. Carry on through the gate and past Summerhouse Cottage. You'll eventually reach a five-barred gate in the wall on your left.

Step 4

Go through the five-barred gate and walk diagonally to your right, to a metal fence post.

Step 5

Continue diagonally across the field to a line of trees, where you'll see the remains of large Nissen huts.

Step 6

Now retrace your steps back to just before the summerhouse.

Step 7

Just before the summerhouse, you'll see a combe or dry valley, going downhill to your left – follow this until you reach the drive.

Step 8

Turn right and follow the road back to the ticket office, passing Chaplains House and Lodge.

End point

Tyntesfield ticket office, North Somerset, BS48 1NX. Grid ref: ST502717

Trail map

A map of the Tyntesfield Watercatch Walk
Map route for the Tyntesfield Watercatch Walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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