History Trail

The Highfield Park History Trail is on surfaced footpaths / cycleways, mowed grass paths and through fields, stopping at points of interest in the former Hill End and Cell Barnes Hospital grounds. It starts at West Lodge, Hill End Lane (opposite Frobisher Road). There are several roads to be crossed, please take great care.

The Trust wishes to make it clear that some words used in these descriptions relate to their historical time and would not be used today.

Point locations are marked on the map.

To navigate around the trail please click on the caption below the photos

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History Trail Leaflet

Point 1 – West Lodge,      Point 2 – Cell Barnes Colony,     Point 3 – Cell Barnes Pond and House,     Point 4 – Cell Barnes Orchard,      Point 5 – Winchfield Wood,

Point 6 – Home Farm,      Point 7 – Hixberry Lane,      Point 8 – Hill End Orchard,      Point 9 – Hill End Station,      Point 10 – Hill End Garden of Rest,

Point 11 – The Chapel Trestle Arts Base,     Point 12 – Hill End Admin Block,      Point 13 – Hill End Hospital,      Point 14 – The Village Green,

Point 15 – Steam Pipes and Heating System,      Point 16 – Monks Meadow