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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US Army General Hospital

Enter the Valley Gardens. Take the left hand path.

The Plaque is :

Just after Crescent Road entrance on left hand side.

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Elgar Walk

Continue along the path for about 50 yards.

The Plaque is :

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

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Bogs Field (1)

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.

The Plaque is :

By the Magnesia Well Cafe.

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Bogs Field (2)

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

The Plaque is :

By the Magnesia Well Cafe.

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Bogs Field (36 Springs)

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.

The Plaque is :

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

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Magnesia Well (Pump Room)

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.

The Plaque is :

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

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Magnesia Well (Well Head)

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

The Plaque is :

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

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Pure Chalybeate Well

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

The Plaque is :

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

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Royal Bath Hospital

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

The Plaque is :

On the wall corner, by the Magnesia Well.

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King Edward VII Memorial Gate

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.

The Plaque is :

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

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Thomas Rutling

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).

The Plaque is :

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

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JRR Tolkein

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

The Plaque is :

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

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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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