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What's happening?


Each aspect of the project is going forward under professional management, but with volunteer support.


Major elements are:


Wall repair


Control of undergrowth and trees and nurturing of wild flowers


Explaining the heritage value of the site

2018 Events




First Hayraking of the season, includes Tea & Coffee

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Such is the affection, however, in which Smallcombe is held that a £75,000 restoration project - completed in 2017 and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), BathNES Council and the sponsors listed below - attracted many hundreds of hours of volunteer support from people and businesses across the city. Indeed, the HLF has a formula to calculate the value of such community hours, which in Smallcombe’s case amounts to £206,000. 


Such was the level of popular support and the sensitivity of the restoration that Tony Crouch, World Heritage Site Manager at Bath & N E Somerset Council commented:

“A great project. Surely a ‘best practice’ model of how a community run, HLF-funded project should operate. Well done all.”


Our restoration has made for safer and easier public access. In addition, a new path links Smallcombe to National Trust land, creating a popular circular walk of especially dramatic contrasts and views, via an ancient wood and the Skyline Walk. 


Smallcombe’s importance to Bath’s social history is also now revealed on-site by a series of fascinating documentary films. 


We hope you will be inspired to visit this most beautiful of places and perhaps make a donation towards its ongoing care. Indeed, we hope our story will inspire others to preserve uncared-for green spaces in Bath and beyond.


Steve Kerss, Project Director

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