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Walking South Cadbury, Somerset ( Download : )
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South Cadbury, Somerset
distance 9.04mi Vertical gain +705ft Vertical drop -705ft Durée 4h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in South Cadbury and Sutton Montis - Somerset

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!

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distance 2.35mi Vertical gain +10ft Vertical drop -10ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Babcary - Somerset

Species rich hay meadow. To see the reserve at its best visit between April and mid-July before the annual hay cut.

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distance 2.11mi Vertical gain +59ft Vertical drop -59ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Butleigh - Somerset

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.

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distance 2.42mi Vertical gain +272ft Vertical drop -253ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Compton Dundon - Somerset

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.

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Evercreech to Batcombe and back along the River Alham
distance 8.49mi Vertical gain +528ft Vertical drop -538ft Durée 4h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Evercreech - Somerset

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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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 1.63mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 0h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Meare - Somerset

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.

Walking Cerne Abbas circuit ( Download : )
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distance 3.07mi Vertical gain +449ft Vertical drop -446ft Durée 1h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Cerne Abbas - Dorset

A circular walk giving beautiful views over the surrounding countryside of rolling hills and meadows.

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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.

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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 4.39mi Vertical gain +823ft Vertical drop -817ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cheddar - Somerset

Explore Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Middledown and Bubwith Acres Nature Reserves and the surrounding landscape of The Mendip Hills AONB.

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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Cheddar Gorge from Black Rock
distance 3.7mi Vertical gain +978ft Vertical drop -958ft Durée 2h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Cheddar - Somerset

This circular walk with ascents and descents explores the famous Cheddar Gorge in the Mendip Hills with great viewpoints from the cliffs!

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.

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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 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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Beacon Batch, Long Wood and Velvet Bottom from Blackmoore Reserve
distance 6.41mi Vertical gain +420ft Vertical drop -430ft Durée 3h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Priddy - Somerset

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!

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distance 2.44mi Vertical gain +105ft Vertical drop -105ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Priddy - Somerset

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.

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distance 3.99mi Vertical gain +240ft Vertical drop -213ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Priddy - Somerset

Explore Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Ubley Warren and Velvet Bottom Nature Reserves and the surrounding landscape of The Mendip Hills AONB.

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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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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.

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 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.

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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.

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Circular walk in Mendip Hill
distance 3.91mi Vertical gain +561ft Vertical drop -548ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Shipham - Somerset

Walk through Rowberrow Warren which is a beautiful woodland, set on a hillside with large paths.

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.

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.

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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 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 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.

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distance 3.93mi Vertical gain +889ft Vertical drop -869ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Charmouth - Dorset

This linear Dorset walk follows the South West Coast Path from Charmouth to Seatown. The coastal scenery on this part of the Jurassic Coast is dramatic and the walk includes the highest point on the Dorest Coast at Golden Cap.