Timberscombe Heritage Trail

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The Timberscombe Village Heritage Trail is a one hour, moderate circular walk covering one and a half miles through the varied and interesting heritage of Timberscombe, typical of an ancient village on Exmoor. The Trail describes in some detail points of interest and the rich history of our village as you walk along its route.

From time to time the St Petrock’s History Group will offer escorted walks around the Trail, but you can also click on  WALK THE TRAIL  to download the map in A4 size or find out more about it’s origin by clicking on TRAIL HISTORY .

A  free A5 sized folded copy of the Trail leaflet can be collected from Timberscombe Post Office or The Lion Inn.

Parts of the Trail are not suitable for those with wheelchairs and pushchairs, as there are a number of stiles and gates to be negotiated, but part of the Trail is accessible for both wheelchairs and pushchairs since it uses footpaths and bye-roads.

Suitable footwear is advised as it will be wet and muddy in parts. Please keep dogs under control, on leads across farmland and clean up after them.

Cowbridge Mill, which is not on the trail, is a 10 minute walk from the centre of the village and involves a walk along the main road, the A396. Please take great care and BEWARE of traffic. There is limited parking in the area of Cowbridge Mill. Details of when you can visit can be found by visiting it’s website at cowbridgesawmill.org

For the oak tree (13) refer to a current OS map for detail. The Timberscombe Heritage Trail was developed by village volunteers led by Paul Sheldon, and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Support was given by the NLHF in 2019 to repair and restore the ancient slated roof of St Petrock’s Church and to support heritage enrichment activities for our village.

Any voluntary contributions made for this leaflet will support a community benefit in St Petrock’s which is open from dawn to dusk every day of the year.