The Village - Local Maps and Walks

Local Maps

Below is an excerpt from the Ordnance Survey map of the region, which you can zoom in or out on, using the plus/minus buttons on the top right of the map. The links below open in a new window, to a larger version of the map or a free 'driving directions' service.


Local Walks

'Flax Bourton Rounds - 14 circular walks'
New edition


The popular original book sold out in 2008 at 420 copies, with profits shared between the Church and School. An updated, extended edition is now available at £6.95. The 84 pages describe 14 walks: eight of 5-7 miles and six strolls of 2-3 miles for families, including 2 new paths at Tyntesfield. There are 18 redrawn maps and 22 colour plates illustrate the explanation of local features - archaeology, geology, land usage, history and notable houses - Barrow Court, Gatcombe and Tyntesfield. An appendix on the Barrow Brook describes the little-known Line of Works which brings water from the Mendip Hills to the Barrow storage reservoirs. Proceeds will again be given to charity and an initial donation has already been sent to the Church clock restoration fund.

Available from local inns - The Prince's Motto and The Jubilee, the Greedy Goose café, the Little Tipple in Long Ashton, Backwell Post Office, Flax Bourton School and the author, Hamish Batten - 01275 462524; h.b10@talktalk.net