Cam Brook
Weir on Cam Brook at Combe Hay
DistrictBath and North East Somerset
CitiesCameley, Temple Cloud, Camerton, Dunkerton, Combe Hay
Physical characteristics
 • locationHinton Blewitt, Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset, England
 • coordinates51°18′26″N 2°35′05″W / 51.30722°N 2.58472°W / 51.30722; -2.58472
MouthMidford Brook
 • location
Midford, Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset, England
 • coordinates
51°20′27″N 2°20′32″W / 51.34083°N 2.34222°W / 51.34083; -2.34222Coordinates: 51°20′27″N 2°20′32″W / 51.34083°N 2.34222°W / 51.34083; -2.34222

The Cam brook is a small river in Somerset, England. It rises near Hinton Blewitt, flows through Cameley, Temple Cloud, Camerton, Dunkerton and Combe Hay. It then joins the Wellow Brook at Midford to form Midford Brook before joining the River Avon close to the Dundas Aqueduct.

Along its length are the remains of the Somerset Coal Canal which originally took its water from Cam brook, and serviced the Somerset coalfield. The Long Dole Wood and Meadows SSSI is situated on the flood plain of a valley formed by a tributary of the brook.[1]

Cam Valley

Cam Valley is a scenic area.[2] The valley sides are rounded and undulating through erosion. There are several springs dotted along the valley sides and the resultant streams are often lined with trees. The junction of the valley sides with the base is usually gentle and rounded and the valley floors are narrow but flat with the brooks meandering freely across their flood plain. The brook is quite deep in places and frequently has steep sides.[3] The area is of interest to the Cam Valley Wildlife Group along with nearby Wellow Brook,

The 1953 film The Titfield Thunderbolt,[4] an Ealing Studios comedy about a group of villagers attempting to run a service on a disused branch line, was filmed on the recently closed Camerton branch of the Bristol and North Somerset Railway branch line along the Cam Brook valley.[5] The cricket scene was filmed near the viaduct hotel at Limpley Stoke.

The Cam Valley Morris Men are based in nearby Priddy [6] and following the cider harvest, can often be seen in Kilmersdon for the traditional celebrations of wassailing.[7][8][9]

Actress Maisie Williams is a native of Clutton.[10]


  1. ^ "Hollow Marsh Meadow". Somerset Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  2. ^ Chris Arnot The area Inn with the out crowd, The Guardian 22 May 22, 1993
  3. ^ "Rural Landacapes" (PDF). Bath and North East Somerset. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  4. ^ Huntley 1969, page 77
  5. ^ Castens, page 5
  6. ^ Jones, Nichola. All having a muddy good time, Western Daily Press, 28 June 2008
  7. ^ Revellers to enjoy day of wassailing, Somerset Guardian, 7 January 2010
  8. ^ Villagers join praise for apple crop, Somerset Guardian 20 January 2011
  9. ^ Wassailers ensure good cider harvest, Somerset Guardian 26 January 2012
  10. ^ "Clutton actress, Maisie Williams aka Arya Stark, returns to Game of Thrones on Sky Atlantic at 9pm". Somerset Guardian. 7 April 2014. Archived from the original on 1 January 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2014.