Public transport: Kelston is served by the #19 and #37 buses between Bath and Bristol. Get off at The Crown (have a swift half; why not?) and it’s 12 minutes walk via Cullimore’s Lane.
Walkers: public access to “Kelston Clump” at the top of Kelston Roundhill on foot is via one of three permissive footpaths from the Cotswold Way (from Weston if you’re walking westwards, or Prospect Stile if you’re headed eastwards). The third comes up from Kelston village (with its pub, cheese shop and cafe) via Cullimore’s Lane, which is a single track cul de sac with no parking at any point, which becomes a bridleway.
The permissive paths on Kelston Roundhill are not rights of way. They are not bridleways or cycle tracks; walkers only. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.
Parking for walkers: best options are buy a pint at the Old Crown, or buy some cheese, toasties or milkshakes at the Park Farm cafe; use their car parks and walk up Cullimore’s Lane. Or park in Weston village if approaching from the east via Cotswold Way.
Specific events at Roundhill Barn:
To get there by bike or by car:
Directions: be warned that both satnav and Google Maps services are unreliable because the off-grid Roundhill Barn is not a Post-Office registered address. They will very likely take you to the wrong place.
If you use satnav set it for A431 Kelston and follow the directions below.
If you use Google Maps use this link which takes you to the correct farm entrance.
From Bath on the A431: just after you see “Bath Soft Cheese” sign and 30mph limit turn right off the A431 on the outskirts of the village of Kelston on the second of two farm tracks (sign reads “Old Barn”);
From Bristol: turn left off A431 just as you leave Kelston, on the first of two farm tracks (sign reads “Old Barn”);
Follow this narrow road for 50 yards. Do not turn left into our neighbours’ paddock. Enter through the gate at the end, turn left and follow the track for half a mile.
Parking for Roundhill Barn deliveries and events:
- park outside the new barn and walk up the hill (7-8 mins)
- drive up the track to the left and park in the second field, to the right of the track
- to make a delivery or if you have a mobility impaired passenger drive all the way right up to Roundhill Barn
Drivers: do not trust Google directions (they’ll take you up the Cullimore’s Lane cul de sac where there is no parking and no turning).
Roundhill barn is off grid, with no postal address, no services, no post code. The nearest post code is BA1 9AF.