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Walking Steart Marshes Walk ( Download : )
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Steart Marshes Walk
distance 4.31mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Otterhampton - England

A circular walk through the newly created Steart Marshes along well made pathways, with an optional extension to the breach in the former sea defences on the River Parrett.

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Nether Stowey to Holford and back
distance 8.01mi Vertical gain +1266ft Vertical drop -1247ft Durée 4h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Nether Stowey - Somerset

A circular day walk to The Plough Inn at Holford over the Quantocks, taking in part of the Coleridge Way, Walford’s Gibbet and Holford Combe with fine views of the Somerset Coast. There are some lengthy climbs and descents. Can get muddy in places.

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Through Nether Stowey, Friarn and Over Stowey
distance 3.56mi Vertical gain +512ft Vertical drop -499ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nether Stowey - Somerset

A circular walk through pastureland, woodland and country lanes. Suitable for most weather conditions and seasons but stout footwear is essential. There are some stiles and two steep ascents.

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Nether Stowey and Fiddington
distance 5.12mi Vertical gain +184ft Vertical drop -184ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nether Stowey - Somerset

A circular walk through pastureland and country lanes to the tranquil village of Fiddington.

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Around & About Nether Stowey
distance 3.35mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -197ft Durée 1h45
Starting point Starting point in Nether Stowey - Somerset

Starting from the centre of the village, this route makes a complete circuit of Nether Stowey with views over the village and the surrounding countryside and coast across to South Wales.

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Hawkridge Reservoir & Lime Kiln
distance 2.49mi Vertical gain +308ft Vertical drop -308ft Durée 1h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Spaxton - Somerset

A circular walk around Hawkridge Reservoir with opportunities for some bird watching. Then through mixed woodland and across high pasture with views across to the Mendips and Glastonbury Tor. The mile extension takes in a renovated limekiln and a viewpoint on Hawkridge Common.

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Somerset’s Jurrasic Coast : Kilve & East Quantoxhead
distance 3.11mi Vertical gain +154ft Vertical drop -174ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kilve - Somerset

Along this coast, the dramatic cliffs are layered with blue, yellow and brown lias from the Lower Jurassic period embedded with fossils, particularly ammonites. The beach at Kilve is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Behind the coast, the Quantock Hills rise up at Quantoxhead. Across the Bristol Channel, there are fine views of South Wales, whilst further west along the coast behind Minehead is North Hill and Exmoor National Park.

Walking Plainfield to Wills Neck ( Download : )
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distance 4.96mi Vertical gain +778ft Vertical drop -761ft Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Over Stowey - Somerset

This walk in the Quantock Hills takes you to Wills Neck the highest point in this Area of Outsanding Natural Beauty. There is a sharp climb to start before you start to enjoy the extensive views.

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Aisholt and Pepperhill Farm Circular
distance 4.92mi Vertical gain +735ft Vertical drop -738ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Over Stowey - Somerset

A circular walk through woodland and farmland with occasional lane walking, taking in part of the Quantock Greenway. There are fine views across The Somerset Levels and the Bristol Channel to the Mendips and Glastonbury Tor.

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Quantock Circular in Ramscombe Forest
distance 3.82mi Vertical gain +505ft Vertical drop -499ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Over Stowey - Somerset

A circular walk through mixed woodland with some steep ascents.

Walking Lydeard Hill to Wills Neck ( Download : )
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distance 2.63mi Vertical gain +259ft Vertical drop -266ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Bagborough - Somerset

A short easy stroll to the highest point of the Quantock Hills. Do choose a day with good visibility as the views in all directions are extensive.

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distance 6.85mi Vertical gain +1191ft Vertical drop -1175ft Durée 4h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in West Quantoxhead - Somerset

This Somerset walk in the Quantock Hills provides some wonderful views of this beautiful part of Britain. The route follows well trodden paths and tracks for most the way. Choose a day with good visibility to make the most of this scenic walk.

Walking Allerton Moor ( Download : )
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distance 4.39mi Vertical gain +102ft Vertical drop -102ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chapel Allerton - Somerset

An easy circular walk around Axbridge visiting Ashton Windmill.

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distance 8.41mi Vertical gain +174ft Vertical drop -167ft Durée 4h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Chapel Allerton - Somerset

A circular walk around Axbridge area exploring Cheddar Reservoir.

Walking Chapel and Stone Allerton ( Download : )
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distance 2.5mi Vertical gain +89ft Vertical drop -89ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chapel Allerton - Somerset

Easy walk around Axbridge area with the possibility to visit Ashton Windmill.

Walking Wedmore ( Download : )
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distance 6.68mi Vertical gain +220ft Vertical drop -243ft Durée 3h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Chapel Allerton - Somerset

A circular walk around Axbridge area visiting Ashton Windmill.

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distance 6.27mi Vertical gain +925ft Vertical drop -915ft Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Compton Bishop - Somerset

Superb views from a rocky hilltop, returning via a pretty village and a path below the Mendip ridge.

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distance 6.37mi Vertical gain +125ft Vertical drop -141ft Durée 3h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Compton Bishop - Somerset

Visit our historic local town, returning via a bird-rich reservoir and a section of the atmospheric Somerset Levels.

Walking King’s Wood ( Download : )
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distance 2.33mi Vertical gain +351ft Vertical drop -341ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Compton Bishop - Somerset

A disused railway and tunnel, a local nature reserve with orchids and ancient trees, and a wooded return.

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distance 5.86mi Vertical gain +932ft Vertical drop -928ft Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Winscombe and Sandford - North Somerset

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.

Walking Crook Peak ( Download : )
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distance 8.11mi Vertical gain +896ft Vertical drop -915ft Durée 4h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Winscombe and Sandford - North Somerset

An energetic climb from a pretty village is rewarded with superb views over the Somerset Levels.

Walking Dolebury Warren ( Download : )
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distance 7.55mi Vertical gain +823ft Vertical drop -797ft Durée 4h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Winscombe and Sandford - North Somerset

A fine hillfort then a pretty streamside walk along a wooded valley, with attractive villages along the way.

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distance 4.24mi Vertical gain +620ft Vertical drop -633ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Winscombe and Sandford - North Somerset

Fine views from the Mendip ridge, with an easy return through a disused railway tunnel.

Walking Cheddar Gorge ( Download : )
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distance 12.95mi Vertical gain +1178ft Vertical drop -1178ft Durée 7h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Winscombe and Sandford - North Somerset

A superb expedition through historic Axbridge to one of England’s most spectacular landforms.

Walking Winscombe & the East Well ( Download : )
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distance 2.64mi Vertical gain +72ft Vertical drop -72ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Winscombe and Sandford - North Somerset

A short, level walk along a former railway line and green lanes to a historic spring and village church.

Walking River and Canal ( Download : )
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distance 1.63mi Vertical gain +13ft Vertical drop -13ft Durée 0h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cheddon Fitzpaine - Somerset

A pleasant route of reasonable distance, taking in a beautiful stretch of Taunton’s crowning glory the River Tone, and a quiet tract of the Bridgwater and Taunton canal. Wildlife abounds.

Walking Sandford Wood and Batch ( Download : )
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distance 3.61mi Vertical gain +597ft Vertical drop -594ft Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Winscombe and Sandford - North Somerset

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.

Walking A Criss-Cross of Bridges ( Download : )
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distance 1.22mi Vertical gain +13ft Vertical drop -13ft Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Somerset

Take in a lively stretch of the River Tone, a new wildlife mural, and the Mill Stream running through Goodland Gardens. Visit by day you’ll see Little Egrets hunting for fish, and at dusk, you might be joined by bats who are out hunting for their supper.

Walking River Tone Story Trail ( Download : )
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distance 1.12mi Vertical gain +10ft Vertical drop -10ft Durée 0h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Somerset

Circular, family-fun story trail 1.5km riverside walk.

Walking Blackbrook Meander ( Download : )
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distance 1.76mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Somerset

A gentle meander alongside Blackbrook and around pleasant Hamilton Gault Park. The stream is a traffic-free route for wildlife in and out of the town, including otters and water voles. Come out on a summer evening and watch bats flying above your head catching insects.