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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…