Kelston Roundhill is an ancient barrow, and it is believed that the word Kelston translates as ‘Hill of the Celts.’
This small, rural village lies between Bath and Bristol, and is well-known amongst local walkers thanks to the intersection of several public footpaths at its heart. The most popular walk here is the Kelston Roundhill Walk - part of the Cotswold Way - which offers breathtaking views from the top.
On a clear day you'll be able to see both Severn bridges, across to Wales and the Black Mountains, the Wiltshire Downs to the East and the Mendip Hills to the South.
Yellow section :1 mile
Red Section: 2 miles
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From the Bath Soft Cheese Co, a family run dairy farm that is home to the award-winning Bath Soft, Bath Blue and Wyfe of Bath Cheese. This route takes you on public footpaths, past the historical Kelston Mills to the river, and then on to the sailing club. The Bath Soft Cheese Co has a delightful café serving delicious cheese toasties.
Yellow: 2 miles
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A walk to discover the stories and village life. You will start at our traditional country pub with a contemporary twist, the Old Crown. Walk to a little street passed an old red phone box toward the Cheese shop , maybe have a coffee and spot some cows. Through a field you will reach the other side of the village toward our lovely St Nicolas church, passing by the village hall. walking back up you will pass by the tower house where the first toilet was invented. And look at the lock as you walk toward the end of the walk. Lots of story can be found in our History page section. https://kelstonvillage.co.uk/history .
Walk: 0.7 miles
From the Bath Soft Cheese Co to North Stoke.This route takes you on a longer walk up to the Kelston round Hill the highest point in Kelston to the beautiful village of North Stoke. Walking down on the road back to the A431 road, you will cross back into the field, where you may encounter the Cows from Parkfarm. you can go on the extended version to walk along the river.
Walk: 3.3 miles
Walk extended: 4.5miles
This longer walk will take you on a section of the bristol-bath cycle track up to Swineford. A shorter walk will take you to Upton Cheyney where you can stop at the Upton inn for a drink. a nice cross country walk will take you to North Stoke. The next stretch will bring you to Kelston round hill where you can use the dark color path to go back to your car which will cut the walk by about 5 miles. If you wish to continue you will walk toward Weston. From Weston you will have a city walk toward to Boat House another good place to have a break. The last section will bring you back to the cycle track where you will find your way back.
Walk: 10.3 miles
Shorter: 6 miles