The Four Follies of Barwick

Walks, England, Somerset, South Somerset

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  • Start this walk by turning right down a hedged path off Two Tower Lane.

    Step 1: Start this walk by turning right down a hedged path off Two Tower Lane.

  • Soon this path becomes a sunken lane, with sandy banks and high hedges.

    Step 2: Soon this path becomes a sunken lane, with sandy banks and high hedges.

  • The sandy banks make a fine home for rabbits and other burrowing wildlife!

    Step 3: The sandy banks make a fine home for rabbits and other burrowing wildlife!

  • As you continue downhill along this sunken path, you will reach a gap to the right, leading to the huge rough-stone base of another tower.

    Step 4: As you continue downhill along this sunken path, you will reach a gap to the right, leading to the huge rough-stone base of another tower.

  • Step through the archway of this tower, to see it properly from the grassy area beyond. It was also built in 1775 for the Barwick Estate.

    Step 5: Step through the archway of this tower, to see it properly from the grassy area beyond. It was also built in 1775 for the Barwick Estate.

  • The round tower of neatly dressed stone sits high up on top of a very substantial  rough stone archway, 5 metres high.

    Step 6: The round tower of neatly dressed stone sits high up on top of a very substantial rough stone archway, 5 metres high.

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