Charlton Musgrove Rights of Way
There are many miles of footpaths and bridleways within the parish of Charlton Musgrove as shown on the map below.
Most paths are easily accessible for dogs. Please keep your dog under close control as it can scare or harm farm animals and also clear up after your dog. Owners are also reminded that all dogs should be regularly wormed to prevent harmful parasites being passed to farm livestock.
In 2015 a group of residents completed some 136 man-days repairing and improving (and in some cases rebuilding) all of the stiles within the Parish to make walking in the village easier and more enjoyable!
The Monarch’s Way – the long distance footpath which goes through our parish from Brickhouse Farm via Parsonage Lane and across fields by Rectory Lane towards Wincanton – was remarked. NFU signs regarding dogs on footpaths were put up at the end of each footpath and way marked all rights of way. Leaflets describing circular walks within the parish were produced and an information board, with dry leaflet dispensers, was erected in the village hall car park.
The work was completed with the eager support of landowners, and grants of £300 from the Parish Council and £400 from County Councillor Anna Groskop’s Health and Well-being fund.
SCC contributed by putting up new finger posts by the roadsides. Sir Cameron Mackintosh cleared and massively improved our only bridleway which gives villagers access to a whole network of riding and cycling by permit through the Stavordale Estate and Stourhead Western Estate. The Stourhead Estate cleared vegetation in the forest beyond the bridleway at New Park Farm and laid a new surface improving the walking, cycling (off-road) and riding access into the Selwood forest and beyond.