If you’re looking for something to do in bath on a beautiful summers day then why not pop over to the lovely village of Shoscombe. Shoscombe is a quaint village located right in the valley of the Wellow Brook. Shoscombe is around 7 miles south of the city of Bath. So by car it would take around 10-15 minutes to get to Shoscombe but it’s certainly a wonderful place to spend a few hours or an afternoon.
Surround by the beautiful country side, it’s a great place to either explore by foot or by bike.
Featuring the Willow Brook which is wonderful in the summer months and a mixture of period and modern homes.
Shoscombe also has some great history and has an old spooky abandoned train station. “Shoscombe & Single Hill Halt” as it was called was a very small railway station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway serving small villages between Wellow and Radstock.
The railway and its station platforms closed on the 7th of March 1966 under something called the “Beeching Axe.”
You can however still visit the abandoned railway station at Shoscombe, which is quite a sad sight when you think about how busy this particular line must have been all those years ago.
If you do explore the Shoscombe by foot or by bike look out for the concrete triangles next to the Wellow Brook. These I believe were World War 2 tank defences and are another good thing to see whilst exploring Shoscombe.