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The Category Mendip is a subset of Somerset.

*Frome - Walkers Are Welcome

'There are plenty of walks you can take to explore the town of Frome. Our walks will allow you to see Frome’s green spaces, stroll through its shopping streets and learn about its history.'

*Mendip Hills AONB

'This is one of England’s most special places – the limestone Mendip Hills with the lakes of the Chew Valley is a stunning landscape of steep slopes and undulating plateau punctuated by spectacular gorges and rocky outcrops. On the hilltops there are hundreds of ancient monuments, whilst on steeper slopes flower rich grasslands and wooded combes offer varied habitats for a wide variety of wildlife.'

Beckington Village Walks

'The walks are a selection from around the Parish of Beckington. All are assumed to begin fromThe Woolpack, a fifteenth century coaching inn, at the junction of the Warminster and Frome Roads'.

Cranmore Tower Circular Walks

'Here are some suggestions for circular walks from Cranmore Tower starting and ending in the scenic Cranmore Woods and taking you through the beautiful East Mendip Somerset countryside ... Cranmore Tower is an old folly prominently sited on a high point of the East Mendip range in Somerset.'

Description from

Cranmore Tower

Hardington Vale Trail

'A walk of approx 15 miles through the beautiful countryside of NE Somerset, and its border with Wiltshire. The trail takes in the valley containing the geological "Hardington Fault" from which the ancient churches take their collective name. A section follows the Macmillan Way and the river Frome.'

Description from

Tony Day Parish of Hardington Vale

See also

ALERT Unfortunately, the description of this Walk seems to have disappeared from the Web; so I have substituted an alternative Link which describes a Walk around Hardington Parish - albeit of only 4 miles.

Mendip Ring Walk
Distance (miles)117

'Long distance path in 9 legs using public footpaths and other rights of way to follow as closely as possible the boundary of the Somerset (UK) local government district of Mendip'

Description from

Mendip Ramblers

Shepton Mallet Walks

'There are a number of interesting walks in and around Shepton Mallet, taking in many of the historical and industrial features which make the town so special. A selection of walks are listed ... '(which can be downloaded as PDFs).

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