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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

A short 'circular' walk of approximately 3/8 mile from Chargot Woods car park, through the Woodland (a Heritage Landscape) along level and well surfaced paths to the preserved foundations of the Langham Hill Engine House. The Engine house was originally built in 1866 to serve the iron ore mine but in 1878 when the mine became uneconomic everything was dismantled and moved to Burrow Farm two miles away. A pleasant walk with the local history explained on well presented information boards maintained by the West Somerset Mineral Line Association. For further information and additional walks - including guided tours - visit their website at www.wsmla.org.uk

Surveyed by: Exmoor National Park Authority Volunteer, December 2015 (Winter)
Accessibility Rating: 1More Information
Distance: 0.8 km

Public Transport: For up to date information check the Travel Line website at www.travelinesw.com or the Exmoor National Park website at www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/getting-around
Car Park: There is a car park (Chargot Woods Car Park) on the northern side of the B3224 with a good packed gravel surface and room for at least 10 vehicles
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

Full Profile

Start of the walk in the Chargot Woods Car Park

Path Start of the walk in the Chargot Woods Car Park

Starting point - the Information Board, Chargot Woods Car Park

Path Starting point - the Information Board, Chargot Woods Car Park

Exit through the car park entrance and turn left up a 4metre wide packed gravel lane

Gate Exit through the car park entrance and turn left up a 4metre wide packed gravel lane

View up the gravel lane; Path approximately 4 metres wide.

Path View up the gravel lane; Path approximately 4 metres wide.

Approximately 100 yards from exit to Car park there is a 'gateway' on the left marked by two large boulders 1.6 metres apart. Pass through the gateway onto hard-packed gravel path and continue forwards.

Gate Approximately 100 yards from exit to Car park there is a 'gateway' on the left marked by two large boulders 1.6 metres apart. Pass through the gateway onto hard-packed gravel path and continue forwards.

View along hard-packed gravel path which runs for approx 110 metres; some slight ramp gradient to left; some gentle curves to the right.

Path View along hard-packed gravel path which runs for approx 110 metres; some slight ramp gradient to left; some gentle curves to the right.

After 110 metres the gravel path meets a hard-packed gravel road approx 4 mteres wide. Cross orad and continue forward.

Surface After 110 metres the gravel path meets a hard-packed gravel road approx 4 mteres wide. Cross orad and continue forward.

After crossing the road, the trail is marked by a wooden pole engraved 'Langham trail'.

Path After crossing the road, the trail is marked by a wooden pole engraved 'Langham trail'.

The hard-packed gravel path approx 1.5 metres wide continues; after 60 metres there is a gentle right hand bend. After a further 20 metres there is a gateway marked by two boulders 1.5 metres apart.

Path The hard-packed gravel path approx 1.5 metres wide continues; after 60 metres there is a gentle right hand bend. After a further 20 metres there is a gateway marked by two boulders 1.5 metres apart.

Proceed through the gateway and turn left onto a gravel road approx 4 metres wide. Proceed up the road approx 30 metres.

Gate Proceed through the gateway and turn left onto a gravel road approx 4 metres wide. Proceed up the road approx 30 metres.

At this point there is a hard-packed gravel track on the other side of the road leading off the road at a sharp angle back towards the way you've just come. The path is approx 1 metre wide.

Surface At this point there is a hard-packed gravel track on the other side of the road leading off the road at a sharp angle back towards the way you've just come. The path is approx 1 metre wide.

Proceed up the path for approx 20 metres to where the track turns sharply to the left.

Path Proceed up the path for approx 20 metres to where the track turns sharply to the left.

Proceed along the path (trees on the left, a bank on the right) for another 30 metres and then there is a right angle bend to the left. There is single seat perch here.

Path Proceed along the path (trees on the left, a bank on the right) for another 30 metres and then there is a right angle bend to the left. There is single seat perch here.

Having gone around the left-hand bend, in front is a view of the Langham Hill Noticeboard to the left and a 2-seater wooden bench to the right.

Seat Having gone around the left-hand bend, in front is a view of the Langham Hill Noticeboard to the left and a 2-seater wooden bench to the right.

Langham Hill Engine House Site Noticeboard

Path Langham Hill Engine House Site Noticeboard

View of the Langham Hill Engine House site from the Information Board. There is access to the site but there are grassy slopes and walls to negotiate so care needs to be taken when exploring these preserved foundations.

Path View of the Langham Hill Engine House site from the Information Board. There is access to the site but there are grassy slopes and walls to negotiate so care needs to be taken when exploring these preserved foundations.

Having visited the Engine House site, retrace your steps along the 1-metre wide path (photo shows the trail running between the wall to the left and the trees to the right) until it intersects the 4-metre wide gravel road at point 11.

Path Having visited the Engine House site, retrace your steps along the 1-metre wide path (photo shows the trail running between the wall to the left and the trees to the right) until it intersects the 4-metre wide gravel road at point 11.

Path Retracing between 17 and 11.

Path On arriving at Point 11 on return journey, follow the 4-metre wide track back to the car park.

View along 4-metre wide gravel road leading back to the car park approximately 200 metres away. The first 100 metres  section is relatively flat but does have occasional potholes.

Surface View along 4-metre wide gravel road leading back to the car park approximately 200 metres away. The first 100 metres section is relatively flat but does have occasional potholes.

View along road looking towards the car park (approx 100 metres away) and slight downhill gradient.

Path View along road looking towards the car park (approx 100 metres away) and slight downhill gradient.

At the end of the track leading back into the car park, looking through the entrance to Chargot Woods car park and the end of the trail.

CarPark At the end of the track leading back into the car park, looking through the entrance to Chargot Woods car park and the end of the trail.

Langham Hill Engine House Phototrail

 

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