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distance 7.95mi Vertical gain +522ft Vertical drop -509ft Durée 4h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Marksbury - Bath and North East Somerset

Reasonably lengthy walk of nearly 8 miles, to test your navigation skills, but offering lovely open views of the Somerset countryside.

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Along River Chew, Pensford and Hunstrete Lake from Compton Dando
distance 8.19mi Vertical gain +587ft Vertical drop -587ft Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Compton Dando - Bath and North East Somerset

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.

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Cameley and Hinton Blewett from Litton
distance 5.63mi Vertical gain +177ft Vertical drop -207ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Litton - Bath and North East Somerset

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.

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distance 11.11mi Vertical gain +381ft Vertical drop -364ft Durée 5h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Keynsham - South Gloucestershire

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.

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distance 5.47mi Vertical gain +407ft Vertical drop -407ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Southstoke - Bath and North East Somerset

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.

Walking Swineford Picnic Site ( Download : )
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distance 6.37mi Vertical gain +794ft Vertical drop -801ft Durée 3h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bitton - South Gloucestershire

From Swineford Picnic Area, the route climbs up through the village of Upton Cheyney; from here it's over fields, passing Beach House, and on to Coldharbour Farm. Return is back down the valley, up the other side via the humorously named – Grandmother’s Rock Lane, then onto the less humorous - Hanging Hill, up to Lansdown. Then a short section of the Cotswold Way. On leaving the Cotswold Way the route continues downhill to the village of North Stoke to pick and back to the Swineford Car Park.

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Harptree Combe, Niver North Top and River Chew from West Harptree
distance 6.87mi Vertical gain +640ft Vertical drop -630ft Durée 3h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in West Harptree - Bath and North East Somerset

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

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Tunnels and Kennet and Avon Canal Walk
distance 10.38mi Vertical gain +771ft Vertical drop -755ft Durée 5h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bath and North East Somerset

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.

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distance 5.91mi Vertical gain +246ft Vertical drop -889ft Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Charlcombe - South Gloucestershire

This is a circular country and town walk, starting at Bath’s - Lansdown Park and Ride. The first part is along the Cotswold Way, the second is a walk-through of the Georgian City of Bath, calling at the Royal Crescent, the Circus and finishing at the Bath Abbey. Return to Lansdown P&R is by bus.

Walking Beckford’s Tower ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 3.21mi Vertical gain +59ft Vertical drop -59ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Charlcombe - South Gloucestershire

An easy walk to a nearby landmark.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 3.18mi Vertical gain +59ft Vertical drop -59ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Charlcombe - South Gloucestershire

Cross the golf course and racecourse to an Iron Age hill-fort and Cotswold Way viewpoint.

Walking Kelston and the Avon ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 8.06mi Vertical gain +784ft Vertical drop -761ft Durée 4h25 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Charlcombe - South Gloucestershire

River, heritage railway and quiet villages with views.

Walking Bath and Solsbury Hill ( Download : )
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distance 12.05mi Vertical gain +1161ft Vertical drop -1181ft Durée 6h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Charlcombe - South Gloucestershire

Descend to one of England most architecturally rewarding cities, returning via canal towpath, hillfort and Cotswold villages.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 6.57mi Vertical gain +640ft Vertical drop -617ft Durée 3h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Charlcombe - South Gloucestershire

Explore two attractive villages, returning via a historic Civil War monument with wide views.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 2.63mi Vertical gain +75ft Vertical drop -72ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Charlcombe - South Gloucestershire

Stroll across a historic battlefield to a famous monument, with wide views en route.

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distance 3.45mi Vertical gain +2989ft Vertical drop -2989ft Durée 4h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Charlcombe - South Gloucestershire

This walk starts at Lansdown Golf Club and takes in part of The Cotswold Way and spectacular views out across the scenery. It also takes you past sites of historic interest in the Battle of Lansdown.

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Cranmore Tower to Shepton Mallet
distance 4.88mi Vertical gain +161ft Vertical drop -643ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cranmore - Somerset

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.

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distance 6.2mi Vertical gain +430ft Vertical drop -436ft Durée 3h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Doynton - South Gloucestershire

Doynton is a village situated at the southern end of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, approximately 14.5km (9.0) miles from Bath. The walk starts from the Holy Trinity Church, Doynton, and takes you up the Cotswold escarpment, over fields, through quiet lanes and valleys, to the village of Dyrham, before returning to Doynton

Walking Clifton Down ( Download : )
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distance 1.44mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -141ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

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.

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Frome to Whatley and Nunney
distance 9.56mi Vertical gain +479ft Vertical drop -482ft Durée 4h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Frome - Somerset

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.

Walking Durdham Down ( Download : )
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distance 2.22mi Vertical gain +154ft Vertical drop -154ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

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.