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Somerset South West

Isle Brewers and Isle Abbotts

Description:This walk follows quiet country lanes and footpaths on the edge of the Somerset Levels.  Starting at Curry Mallet it visits Isle Brewers and Isle Abbotts.  Care should be taken on the lanes as they are not devoid of traffic. Walk Grade:Easy Distance:6.7 miles / 10.9 km Total Ascent:231 feet / 70 metres Time:2 hours […]

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Somerset South West

The Punchbowl and Caratacus Stone

Description:A walk from the attractive village of Winsford in the heart of Exmoor.  It climbs the Punchbowl at Winsford Hill to provide spectacular views.  After a circuit of moor it visits the ancient Caratacus Stone and then returns to the village over fields and an ancient track.  Sections of this walk around Winsford follow minor […]

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Somerset South West

Minehead to Watchet via Dunster

Description:This 18.3 mile (19.5km) walk ascends from Minehead to cross Hopcott Common to reach Dunster.  It then goes through the Deer Park of Dunster Castle to reach Carhampton before joining the coastal path near Blue Anchor.  After passing through Blue Anchor it follows the coastal path to the harbour in Watchet.  The return route from […]

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Somerset South West

Hodder’s Combe, Holford Combe and Frog Combe

Description:This walk goes through the attractive Hodder’s Combe, Holford Combe and Frog Combe and visits the village of Holford along the way. Walk Grade:Easy Distance:5.1 miles / 8.2 km Total Ascent:929 feet / 283 metres Time:2 hours 10 mins / 2 hours 40 mins Parking:This walk starts from the Wilmot’s Pool Car Park on the […]

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Somerset South West

Ridges and Combes on the Quantock Hills

Description:This walk heads along ridges to reach Beacon Hill before descending through combes to join the Coleridge Way and head to Holford.  After going through Hodder’s Combe the route ascends to Higher Hare Knapp.  There are stunning views and attractive combes on this walk.  Walk Grade:Moderate Distance:9 miles / 14.4 km Total Ascent:1526 feet / […]

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Somerset South West

Nynehead Boat Lift from Wellington

Description:This walk from the centre of Wellington follows the route of the West Deane Way along the old towpath of the now disused Great western Canal.  It visits the historic remains of the Nynehead boat lift on the disused Grand Western Canal. There is a 650 metre section of this walk that follows besides the […]

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Somerset South West

Stoke Hill and Thurlbear Wood

Description:This 7 mile walk from Stoke St Mary goes over Stoke Hill and then crosses farmland before joining the East Deane Way.  It returns to Stoke St Mary via Thurlbear Wood and farmland.  Sections of this walk follow minor roads which are not devoid of traffic so care needs to be taken. Walk Grade:Easy Distance:7 […]

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Somerset South West

Dowsborough Hillfort and Hodder’s Combe

Description:This 8 miles / 12.9km walk goes through woodland before visiting Dowsborough Hillfort.  It then descends to Holford and goes through the attractive Hodder’s Combe before ascending steeply to Higher Hare Knapp.  There are outstanding views across the Bristol Channel from this walk.  A short section of this walk around Holford follows minor roads which […]