The Valley Gardens Trail (Orange) - (0.8 mile, 1.3 km)

This Valley Gardens trail starts by the main town entrance to Valley Gardens (opposite the Royal Pump Room Museum) and is 0.8 mile (1.3 km) long if returning to the start. Alternatively the Trail can finish back at the Magnesia Well Cafe which is 0.2 miles from the Pump Room Museum 

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L01

Enter the Valley Gardens. Take the left hand path.

US Army General Hospital

XP08

The Plaque is :

Just after Crescent Road entrance on left hand side.

L02

Continue along the path for about 50 yards.

Elgar Walk

XP07

The Plaque is :

Up from Crescent Road entrance on RH side (direction to Magnesia Well café).

L03

Continue along the path until almost reaching the Magnesia Well café. There you will see the double sided plaque set in the grass a few yards away.

Bogs Field (1)

Plq24

The Plaque is :

By the Magnesia Well Cafe.

L04

This Plaque is double sided, so view the other side.

Bogs Field (2)

Plq25

The Plaque is :

By the Magnesia Well Cafe.

L05

With the café on your left hand side, just past the café is a circular flower bed. Towards the left of this bed, there is a large tree.

Bogs Field (36 Springs)

XP01

The Plaque is :

Just up from Magnesia Well café (on the circular flower bed).

L06

Just past the café is a circular flower bed. Proceed round this in an anti-clockwise direction and take the first path off (after the path that goes by the back of the bandstand). Towards the end of this path is the Magnesia Well Pump Room Building.

Magnesia Well (Pump Room)

Plq01

The Plaque is :

On left hand side, front of the Pump Room building.

L07

Continue to the end of the path, turn left and after a few yards you will see the Magnesia Well on your left.

Magnesia Well (Well Head)

Plq33

The Plaque is :

From Cornwall Road towards the tennis courts, on the left hand side on the well head.

L08

A few yards further along the path on the left hand side is the Pure Chalybeate Well.

Pure Chalybeate Well

Plq34

The Plaque is :

From Cornwall Road towards the tennis courts, on the left hand side, on the well head.

L09

A few yards further along the path, the stone wall on your right hand side turns a corner.

Royal Bath Hospital

Plq78

The Plaque is :

On the wall corner, by the Magnesia Well.

L10

Now continue along the path in the same direction, through the crazy golf and tennis courts to the Valley Drive entrance, where you leave Valley Gardens, through the King Edward VII Memorial Gate. Turn right.

King Edward VII Memorial Gate

Plq79

The Plaque is :

On the iron railings, left hand side of the King Edward VII Memorial Gate entrance to Valley Gardens (by the roundabout).

L11

Walk back past the Gate and go down Valley Drive, immediately crossing the road, after the roundabout. Walk down a few houses and look for no 97 Valley Drive. (This is a private residence – please respect their privacy).

Thomas Rutling

Plq73

The Plaque is :

No 97. Just down from the Valley Drive entrance to Valley Gardens. On the left hand side of the door.

L12

Next door is no 93/95 Valley Drive. (This is a private residence – please respect their privacy).

JRR Tolkein

Plq39

The Plaque is :

House number 93/95. Just down from the Valley Drive entrance to Valley Gardens.

To return to the town centre continue down Valley Drive until you reach the bottom where it meets Royal Parade and you are back at the Royal Pump Room Museum.

 

Alternatively to return to the Magnesia Well Café, cross the road and continue down Valley Drive for a short distance until you see an entrance to Valley Gardens in the hedge.  Follow this path a short distance back to the café.

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