Smallcombe Woods

Dr A and I recently went for a walk in Smallcombe Woods, in search of an abandoned garden.

Smallcombe Woods lie just off the route of the Bath Skyline Walk.

P1090037We walked through the woods,

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until we reached the clearing.

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There are remains of water features.

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Traces of steps and pathways.

P1090053Moss covered walls.

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This garden once belonged to a  “picturesque shrubbery” laid out in the mid-late nineteenth century, by the owners of No. 6 Woodland Place.

We left the garden and walked back down the hill, leaving through the exit to Smallcombe Cemetery.

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From a distance the cemetery is hardly visible, enclosed by trees and hedgerows, bounded by woodland.

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Dr H