Field Trip: More Somerset Coal Canal

Leader: Andrew Mathieson

Entry Fee

Members: Free

Visitors: £3.00

Date and Time



Red Hill, Camerton, Bath and North East Somerset, South West England, England, BA2 0PD

Field Trip Description

We shall have a morning walk east of Camerton and then a drive to lunch at Combe Hay, where there is a pub with excellent food. In the afternoon we shall walk around the canal at Combe Hay. There are a reasonable number of exposures spanning Mercia Mudstone to Inferior Oolite, plenty of canal features, coal mine remains and links with William Smith. Copies of relevant archive maps and documents will be provided.

Meet at 10.30 a.m on the road beside Camerton Old Mine, grid ref. ST 681 579. Take the A367 from Bath towards Radstock and turn right on the B3115. At Meadgate, turn left towards Camerton. Parking in spaces along local roads. Lunch at the pub in Combe Hay. Walking boots or strong shoes essential because of muddy paths.

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