Trent

Explore the mythical village of Trent, complete with King Arthur’s Sword of Excalibur. Savour the golden medieval buildings scattered around a Manor House, the roads lined with original flagstones. Discover the church and its rare spire, topped with a copper cockerel weathervane, while internally it is host to a number of treasures. Pass Trent Manor, a sanctuary for a runaway king, to meet the railway and the river that splits two counties. Visit Adber and its lost chapel, its memory left in a fading cross. Return via open fields, hidden lanes and alongside Flamberts, a World War I Hospital. Arrive back at the Rose and Crown, its thatched roof appearing over the green fields like a Thomas Hardy novel.

Distance:  4.5 miles/7km

Duration: 2 hours

Ability: Easy

Max Height: 260ft.

Min Height: 70ft.

Total climb: 160ft.

Terrain: Track, path, road and field.

Map: OS Explorer 129 Yeovil and Sherborne

Start Point: The Rose and Crown, Trent. (Postcode: DT9 4SL, Grid Reference: ST589184, What Three Words: crew.tangling.catching).

How to Get There: From Sherborne, head west on the A30. After about 2 miles, turn right, off the dual carriageway, and into Over Compton. Remain on the same road, cutting straight through the village, to then fork right to Trent. The Rose and Crown appears on the right hand side.

Dogs: In accordance with the Countryside Code and any notices on route.

Refreshments: The Rose and Crown, Trent.

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