Cameley and Hinton Blewett from Litton

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.

Technical sheet
No. 293316
A Litton walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 06/07/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h45[?]
Distance Distance : 5.63mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 177ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 207ft
Highest point Highest point : 466ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 289ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Litton
Starting point Starting point : N 51.289517° / W 2.583228°
Download : -
Upper Litton Reservoir


(D/A) From the village centre, walk towards the parish church and follow the footpath on its eastern side in a northerly direction. This leads you across a field, over the River Chew to reach Whitehouse Lane. Turn right along the lane passing Elm Tree Farm on your left to reach a road junction. Continue straight ahead here and join Hollow Marsh Lane, which can be muddy after rain. Follow the track to reach a T-junction (grid ref. ST607562) where you'll find a small wood on your right.

(1) Turn right here onto another track. In a few yards take the first footpath on your left. Turn left again a few yards and then almost immediately right onto a footpath that leads across fields to a road at Cameley (grid ref. ST611575).

(2) Turn left along the lane, passing St James church on your right which is unspoilt and worth a visit. Continue west along the lane passing Church Farm on your right. Turn left onto the "Limestone Link" footpath on your left and continue across fields to follow the River Cam which is on your right. You reach a lane (grid ref. ST596568) where you turn right.

(3) Do not cross the River Cam, instead take the signed footpath on your left. This leads across fields to Combe Hill Farm where your turn right along the farm access track into the village of Hinton Blewett.

(4) Turn left along the road to take the first lane on your left (Hook Lane). After about 200 yards, take the signed path on your right. This path leads across the western flank of Coley Hill and down to a reservoir (grid ref. ST586555).

(5) Turn left and take the path along the northern shore of Lower Reservoir continuing up to follow a similar path along the north-eastern shore of Upper Reservoir. This leads you back to Whitehouse Lane. Turn left and then almost immediately take the path on your right which leads you back to the centre of Litton village(D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 371ft
1 : mi 1.44 - alt. 371ft - T-junction, turn right
2 : mi 2.39 - alt. 344ft - Turn left
3 : mi 3.48 - alt. 449ft - Do not cross the river, turn left
4 : mi 3.78 - alt. 456ft - Turn left along the road
5 : mi 4.6 - alt. 289ft - Turn left
D/A : mi 5.63 - alt. 371ft

Useful Information

This pleasant walk through the Somerset countryside starts from the village of Litton (grid ref. ST594546) where there are a number of parking opportunities. However do respect residents' right of access and park considerately. As with many rural walks suitable footwear is necessary especially after wet weather.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Opinions and comments


Global average : 4/5
Number of opinions : 3
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4/5

on Mon 22 Mar 2021 10:29:35 CET

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 22/03/21
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

We really enjoyed this walk, though I think it's a bit longer than stated. We did take a very small detour behind the church at Cameley (the path is exactly opposite where you emerge on to the road,coming from Litton) and it's worth including. The church at Cameley is well worth viewing, with 12th century wall paintings (fragments) and some very old box pews.
The landscape is lovely, if not hugely dramatic, apart from emerging out to the Chew Valley. Some fabulous oaks to be seen along the way.

Admin hiker
on Tue 05 Nov 2019 16:43:42 CET

Thanks for your comment. Our mobile app will be available next year so you won't need to use ViewRanger app then

Aurélie - Community manager.

on Mon 04 Nov 2019 11:42:47 CET

Global average : 3.33 / 5

Date of walk : 04/11/19
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Average
Walk interest : Average

A nice easy walk. I downloaded the gpx and used Viewranger to follow the route. The route is almost entirely flat and winds through quite country tracks and around fields. It's a very relaxing walk. It had rained heavily the day before I went and some of the route was very wet, so make sure you have waterproof boots. It was November, though, so I expected it! The pub at Litton is nice too!

Admin hiker
on Wed 27 Sep 2017 11:55:58 CEST

Thank you for your message.

on Fri 01 Sep 2017 23:27:05 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 28/08/17
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

I enjoyed this gentle walk. Great to walk through fields in the sunshine and see lots of animals and plants. Water to see in the reservoirs at the end of the walk.
Each village was charming to walk through. A glimpse of peace in Somerset.

Met children, dogs and adults on the walk also having fun.

It was a good Bank Holiday.

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