The Lamb, Axbridge

IMPORTANT: These routes are based on the 2020 course. For 2022 there are changes at Banwell / Winscombe (CP7 has moved), and at Cheddar Reservoir. Please see the Routes page for the latest details.

“Old-fashioned coaching inn dating from 1480, with traditional beams, fireplaces, and other historic accoutrements. The Lamb is the focal point of the town, situated in the heart of the main square, and opposite the famous King John’s Hunting Lodge.”


Please visit the pub’s website for up-to-date opening hours, food serving times, menus, contact details and other info:

Recommended recces

We rely on the generosity of all the pub landlords / managers to allow us to use their facilities as checkpoints on the Butcombe Trail Ultra. If you are doing recces of the route, please pop into the pub and buy a drink or some food, and be sure to let them know you are training for the BTU!

  • Route 1

34.7 km / 21.6 miles: OS Maps link | GPX download  Updated 02 February 2020

BTU56: This recce is the entire western loop of the race route.

BTU50: From Axbridge to Rowberrow is all race route. The last few miles, heading South back to The Lamb, are off-route to complete the closed recce loop (and are a taster of the BTU56!).

Lamb recce.jpg

A shorter version of this recce can be run by cutting off the ‘Bleadon loop’ and continuing straight on at Christon Hill, or by returning south down the Strawberry Line cycle path and avoiding Rowberrow / Shipham.

  • Route 2

20.2 km / 12.6 miles: OS Maps link | GPX download

This recce covers the section that is different between the BTU50 and BTU56. Begin by running east through Axbridge (backwards on the BTU50 route), and then join the BTU56 where is splits from the 50 at Bradley Cross.

Lamb mid section recce

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