This is only a brief synopsis of the walk. A full description and relevant map can be viewed on the attached pdf. We would recommend that this is used when undertaking the walk.
Using Noble Street, Sherston 26, 12, 10 & 9,
Easton Grey 2, 4 & 1 (the Fosse Way) and Sherston 11.
- The path passes the 17th century Rattlebone Inn and a tree planted in 1897 to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and skirting the village, leads to Forlorn Bridge crossing the River Avon. En route you will pass a water hydrant, part of the village water supply in Victorian times
- Over Forlorn Bridge walk up a pretty wooded lane, passing Keeper’s Cottage. There are lovely views towards the chalk downs behind Calne, notably Cherhill Down with its monument and White Horse. Also there is a fine stand of horse chestnut trees
- The track leads down to the river, crosses pasture with views to the old mill, a stone- walled sheep enclosure and Easton Grey House
- Entering the village of Easton Grey, cross the ancient bridge. The 17th century collection of buildings includes the original laundry of Easton Grey House. A short diversion, will take you to the charming church, which is well worth a visit
- From the village a footpath sign guides you through farmland with fine, open views leading down to the picturesque ruins of Easton Grey Mill
- An attractive holloway leads to the river beside the Fosse Way. This Roman settlement site was once the location of important military and trading posts, between the cities of Bath and Cirencester
- The track then leads to the Fosse Way and a footpath crossing several fields, retracing your route back to the village.