The Swan, Rowberrow

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“Rowberrow is an ex-mining village, and The Swan has been created from 3 knocked-through miners’ cottages, overlooking the heather-strewn beauty of Beacon Batch. The pub has been around since the late 1700’s and started life as a cider house, but the real draw of The Swan is the food and delicious offering of ale.”


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!

34.7 km / 21.6 miles: OS Maps link  |  GPX download

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

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

Swan recce

A shorter version of this recce can be run by cutting off the ‘Bleadon loop’ and continuing straight on at Christon Hill.