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Somerset South West

Hillforts and a Trig Point on the Mendip Hills

Description:This walk on the Mendip Hills visits the attractive nature reserve of Burrington Ham with its Iron Age Hillfort.  From there it crosses the B3134 before climbing to the stunning Iron Age Hillfort at Dolebury Warren.  After a stretch through a forestry plantation the route emerges onto Black Down and visits the Ordnance Survey Trig…

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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…