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Freshly-sheared sheep in the orchard beside the kitchen garden at Tintinhull Garden, Somerset.
Freshly-sheared sheep in the orchard beside the kitchen garden at Tintinhull Garden, Somerset. | © National Trust Images/Carole Drake
Somerset

Orchards, stiles and fields circular walk

Enjoy a wander through the heart of cider country at Tintinhull village in South Somerset, which dates back to the Saxon period, and discover historic orchards and medieval field systems.

Total steps: 8

Total steps: 8

Start point

Tintinhull Garden National Trust car park, grid ref: ST503198

Step 1

From the car park entrance, cross the road and turn left along the pavement following the wall.

Step 2

On reaching the Crown and Victoria Inn, turn right and enter the orchard through the gate.

Step 3

Follow the direction of the public footpath sign through the orchard.

Step 4

When you get to a stile keep going along the hedgerow, and pass over a second stile. A little after the second stile, stop at the waymarked metal gate on the left.

Step 5

Enter through the gate following the waymarked footpath along the hedgerow.

Step 6

Before reaching a wooden kissing gate have a pit stop at another metal five-bar gate, which has views across the village to Montacute as well as St Michaels Hill. Go through the kissing gate and keep going onwards down the track that was once part of a drove.

Step 7

When you get to the end of the track, go through the second wooden kissing gate and cross the road onto the pavement. Turn left and pass through Tintinhull village. Some of the houses on the right date back to the 16th and 17th century.

Step 8

At the triangle road junction, turn left and cross the road following the signs for Tintinhull Gardens. You should pass the Crown and Victoria Inn once more and arrive back at the car park.

End point

Tintinhull Garden National Trust car park, grid ref: ST503198

Trail map

Orchards, stiles and fields walk trail map, Tintinhull Garden, Somerset
Orchards, stiles and fields walk trail map, Tintinhull Garden, Somerset | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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