Marshfield to Bathampton Loop

Ability lvl:

Challenging

Approx. Time:

2.5 - 4 hours

Length:

12.4 miles

Although this route is fairly narrow and steep, it offers amazing views of the countryside and a chance to get away from urban life.

  • Marshfield was an important market town and by 1334 was the 4th most prosperous town in the area.
  • At the western end of the village there are some almshouses dating to the 17th century which have recently been renovated.
  • In the 18th century, further development was stimulated by trade in wool, candles and malt. Many of the former malthouses and storage buildings can still be seen.
  • Marshfield is also the home to Marshfield Farm ice cream which can be purchased in the local shops.

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