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A thoroughly pleasant and not very arduous walk from Evercreech to Chesterblade, then to Batcombe and back along the River Alham. There are quite a few hills but none of them are very long and the total ascent of the walk is surprisingly modest.
The walk follows the Corton Ridge and offers great views across the Somerset Levels and the Dorset Hills. It has great historic significance as Cadbury Castle is reputed to be Camelot King Arthur's Castle. You also cross the ancient medieval village of Whitcombe. It's an up and downer and can be boggy in wet weather. As an incentive there are two great pubs you can call in at!
Species rich hay meadow. To see the reserve at its best visit between April and mid-July before the annual hay cut.
Unimproved neutral grassland and a small copse. The site has open access via rights of way from Butleigh. Please keep to the edges of the field until the hay has been cut.
This walk is intended as the return leg to the central section of the East Mendip Way from Shepton Mallet to Cranmore Tower and is originally published on the East Mendip Way Facebook page.
A mosaic of calcareous grassland, scrub, ancient oak woodland, secondary woodland and conifer plantation on Dundon Hill. The top of Dundon Hill features significant archaeological remains with a hill fort, Bronze Age round barrow and ancient quarry.
A circular walk from Frome to Whatley, then to Nunney along Nunney Combe and back to Frome via Critchill Farm.
It features the eastern end of the East Mendip Way.
Westhay Moor is north of the village of Westhay in Somerset. The car park is just off the road to Godney, at the junction with Daggs Lane Drove. A National Cycle Network route runs along a disused railway line, just south of Westhay village.
This Somerset walk takes you through unspoilt countryside sheletered beneath the slopes of the Mendip Hills. The route includes tracks, footpaths and quiet country lanes.
Explore Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Middledown and Bubwith Acres Nature Reserves and the surrounding landscape of The Mendip Hills AONB.
This circular walk uses well know ways including Monarch's Way, Mendip Trail or Limestone Link and provides a good way to discover wild Harptree Combe and paths in farmland with great views to Chew Valley Lake
This circular walk provides a good way to discover the highest point of Mendip Hills with 360° views using a section of The Mendip Trail, West Mendip Way and interesting paths in preserved nature reserves including Long Wood and Velvet Bottom!
Public footpaths and with stiles and gates. Be aware of grazing animals and keep dogs on leads around livestock. Watch out for uneven ground and hidden mineshafts on Ubley Warren.
Explore Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Ubley Warren and Velvet Bottom Nature Reserves and the surrounding landscape of The Mendip Hills AONB.
This circular walk with ascents and descents explores the famous Cheddar Gorge in the Mendip Hills with great viewpoints from the cliffs!
A circular walk around Axbridge area visiting Ashton Windmill.
Easy walk around Axbridge area with the possibility to visit Ashton Windmill.
A circular walk around Axbridge area exploring Cheddar Reservoir.
An easy circular walk around Axbridge visiting Ashton Windmill.
A gentle exploratory ramble along nearby footpaths with pleasant views. Nothing onerous.
Reasonably lengthy walk of nearly 8 miles, to test your navigation skills, but offering lovely open views of the Somerset countryside.
A Somerset walk in the northern part of the county. The undulating route explores the hills and valleys to the south of Southstoke using field paths, the course of an old railway and tracks.
A disused railway and tunnel, a local nature reserve with orchids and ancient trees, and a wooded return.
Superb views from a rocky hilltop, returning via a pretty village and a path below the Mendip ridge.
Visit our historic local town, returning via a bird-rich reservoir and a section of the atmospheric Somerset Levels.
This circular walk explores paths around Compton Dando using sections of Two Rivers Way and Three Peaks Walk. You will walk along River Chew, also go across Lord's and Common Woods by Hunstrete Lake.
Walk through Rowberrow Warren which is a beautiful woodland, set on a hillside with large paths.
This Somerset walk includes a wonderful ridge walk along the West Mindop Way to the summit of Crook Peak. The return route passes through the villages of Compton Bishop and Cross.
A six and a half mile walk with one steep hill which affords many open views on a mix of quiet roads and paths - some through wooded areas and some with broad open views.
A circular walk giving beautiful views over the surrounding countryside of rolling hills and meadows.
A fine hillfort then a pretty streamside walk along a wooded valley, with attractive villages along the way.
A short, level walk along a former railway line and green lanes to a historic spring and village church.
Fine views from the Mendip ridge, with an easy return through a disused railway tunnel.
An energetic climb from a pretty village is rewarded with superb views over the Somerset Levels.
A superb expedition through historic Axbridge to one of England’s most spectacular landforms.
A walk with fine views over Bath. Then a taste of 19th Century transport following the Somerset and Dorset disused railway through two tunnels, with information about the railway's history. Later picking up the Kennet and Avon Canal for the return journey to Bath.
From Railway Inn, the walk includes 3 short but stiff climbs, plus 3 stiles. First climbing up Sanford Hill, Lyncombe Hill and Mendip Trail to Sandford Quarry. It later follows a track past site of a Roman Villa before descending to Railway Inn.
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