A guide to the best country walks near Babington House
The best countryside walks end with a pint in a pub — check out our guide to the best around Babington House
By Orlagh Collins Sunday 24 February, 2019
THE WALK: Babington to Mells, via the Colliers Way
Distance: 3 miles
An achievable stroll for even the laziest of days, follow the cycle path to the historic village of Mells where you’ll find the Grade I listed St Andrew’s church – the final resting place of famed war poet Siegfried Sassoon.
THE PUB: The Talbot Inn
Selwood Street, Mells BA11 3PN; talbotinn.com
Refuel with a pint by the fire or a Sunday roast at this coaching inn with its cobbled courtyard, which has welcomed travellers since the 15th century. On warmer days, the Walled Garden opposite is a slice of heaven.
Images from top: The Talbot Inn (Alamy); the Palladian Bridge (Getty); King Alfred's Tower (Getty); The Bull Inn; Stoney Littleton Long Barrow (Getty); The Griffin