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Explore Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Ubley Warren and Velvet Bottom Nature Reserves and the surrounding landscape of The Mendip Hills AONB.
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.
This circular walk with ascents and descents explores the famous Cheddar Gorge in the Mendip Hills with great viewpoints from the cliffs!
Walk through Rowberrow Warren which is a beautiful woodland, set on a hillside with large paths.
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
Explore Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Middledown and Bubwith Acres Nature Reserves and the surrounding landscape of The Mendip Hills AONB.
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.
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.
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.
A short walk in Somerset to the southwest of Bristol. The circular toute includes the village of Wraxall and also provides the opportunity to explore the grounds and parkland of the National Trust's Tyntesfield.
It is 150 years since The Clifton and Durdham Downs (Bristol) Act, 1861 secured the Downs as a place of recreation for us all – forever. This trail and a second trail exploring Durdham Down celebrate this anniversary and explore the rich and fascinating history of the Downs.
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.
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.
It is 150 years since The Clifton and Durdham Downs (Bristol) Act, 1861 secured the Downs as a place of recreation for us all – forever. This trail and a second trail exploring the Promenade and Observatory Hill celebrate this anniversary and explore the rich and fascinating history of the Downs.
This linear Somerset walk includes typical English countryside, quiet villages, old buildings and historic churches. The route runs from Keynsham to Bath along the northern fringes of the Mendip Hills, and its proximity to both Bath and Bristol ensures that it is well served by public transport.
A moderate walk suitable for a family with older children but unsuitable for wheels. Takes you through quieter parts of the Blaise estate and Henbury gold course.
The gorge is at its deepest below Lover’s Leap. You can see massive cliffs of steeply tilted white Carboniferous Limestone. It is difficult to see exactly how the Gorge was formed. It would have been directly influenced by the most recent Ice Age up to 100,000 years ago.
Built in 1795 for John Scandret Harford by William Paty. A solid, simple design placed on a rise so as to appear bigger. Harford was responsible for commissioning landscape architect Humphrey Repton and thereafter, architect John Nash who designed the Orangery, Dairy and nearby Blaise Hamlet. More ornate additions representing a Greek classical influence were made to both the exterior and interior of the house from 1832-3 by C R Cockerell on instruction from J S Harford Jnr.
The Church of St Mary the Virgin dates back to 1093, with various rebuilding over the years until an extensive refurbishment in 1878. Look out for two notable graves; an obelisk memorial to the Egyptologist Amelia Edwards and coloured head and foot stones of ‘Scipio Africanus’, a negro slave.
Passing by Goram’s Chair, Tarn Lake, Beech Cathedral, Lily Pond, Rhododendron Walk, Rustic Lodge, Woodman’s Cottage.
Walk passing by Iron Age Hill Fort, Echo Gate, Arbutus walk, Kingsweston Down and wildflower meadows.
Contoured walk with a focus on 18th century historic features in semi-ancient woodland.
Hilly, with extensive views over and beyond the park landscape, mainly on open land.
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.
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