Plan your day
A few suggestions...
Harvey’s scarecrow trail is marvellous entertainment for all ages, all abilities and in all weathers. A fabulous excuse to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors!
Our scarecrows are spread across the Chew Valley, so we recommend you need a couple of days to spot all the creations. It’s why the scarecrow trail is on display for a whole month.
Here’s some suggestions on where to visit and how to make the most of your time.
The village is the heart of the trail. There is a circular walk suitable for pushchairs/wheelchairs around church road and the high street. Park in the village near the school and you will see plenty of scarecrows.
The Winford community shop on the High Street will be selling scarecrow trail maps and plenty of snacks to keep you going and there is also The Prince of Waterloo Pub.
Located just up from Winford, this small village tends to have two scarecrows but it’s worth the effort. It’s a straight drive up Regil Lane from Winford with The Crown Pub on route. Great for a drink, or even lunch if you’re feeling peckish.
This is the place to head if you need anything from food to cash and conveniences. For those who like a stroll there is a village car park and a gorgeous high street with a select number of shops and eateries. The Co-op will sell trail maps.
Scarecrows tend to be dotted around the area so you may wish to drive around the neighbourhood and then head on to Chew Lake.
This is a beautiful spot for a break from scarecrow hunting. You can picnic by the lake or sample the delicious Fish and Chips from Salt and Malt, either take away or visit the restaurant (booking recommended). There’s a children’s play area, walks around the lake and public loos. What more could you need?
This area is suitable for all abilities, with plenty of parking and easy access for wheelchair users. Dogs are welcome on leads.
The trail and scarecrow locations change each year but the following places tend to be in close proximity to it and are worth a visit any time of year:
Chew Moos ice cream parlour – a Dundry farm which makes delicious ice cream – chewmoos.co.uk
Salt and Malt Fish and Chips, Chew Lake – saltmalt.com
Chew.kitchen, Chew Valley – small independent restaurant – chew.kitchen
The Pony & Trap, Chew Magna fine dining – theponyandtrap.co.uk
Winford Ford Spar – refuel your car and pick up supplies for your journey