The scenic railway from Bristol to Weymouth


The enchanting village of Freshford is situated in some of the most glorious countryside along our line, at the southern-most tip of the Cotswolds, five miles south-east of Bath.  The village sits above the convergence of the Frome and Avon rivers with lovely stone buildings that seem almost untouched by time, and the surrounding hills and valleys provide habitats for a rich diversity of wildlife and flora, making this a perfect start and end point for a country walk.

The Galleries Shop and Cafe, built, owned, run and loved by the community is a great place to start or end a walk. Local produce and bread and pastries baked on the premises are on sale in the shop, and at the heart of a delicious menu of light meals, lunch or tea. The village also has one of the great pubs along our line – the Inn at Freshford, with delicious food and a dreamy setting in the river valley. Iford Manor with its romantic garden designed by Harold Peto is not far away, and is included in the 3.5 mile Two Valleys circular walking route which takes in two excellent pubs.