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Kelston Roundhill Walk


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.

There is also a longer, circular walk 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 and cheeseboards as well as hot and cold drinks. Offering plenty of customer parking, walkers are welcome to leave their car and use this site as the start and end of their walk.

You can also follow the public foot path to reach Kelston and hike up to the Roundhill from the welcoming ‘Bird in Hand’ pub at Saltford. Access for walkers to the Roundhill from Kelston village is from Cullimore’s Lane.