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 Commonwood Lane, Sherston 35 & 18, Luckington 35,
Alderton Road and Sherston 19.
4 miles – a lovely walk on two very minor lanes and farmland with good views to Luckington and Didmarton.
- At the 17th century Rattlebone Inn beside the triangle and a tree planted in 1897 to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, walk down to the bottom of Tanners Hill, the site of the old tanning works and the bridge over the River Avon. Turn up Thompsons Hill onto Commonwood Lane that gives you fine views of the village. There now follows a long level walk with meadows and farmland on each side
- Continue straight ahead on the signed byway, which passes Lordswood House. The hedgerows here are over 300 years old and are rich with many wild flowers
- Turn right off the track crossing a stile. The walk continues west over meadow and farmland with many wild flowers in abundance
- The path then joins a broad track and there is a lovely view on your left of Alderton Church. This track leads to a final gate onto Alderton Road
- Heading back towards Sherston, you can soon see the church tower in front of you on the horizon and there are pleasant views across to Luckington and Didmarton
- Passing a wooded copse on your left you may see deer using the trees for cover
- Carry on along this road past Widley’s Farm, a 250-year-old Cotswold farmhouse and also a fine barn dated 1749. Follow this road across the river leading back up the hill to the Rattlebone Inn and the High Street.