Area: Somerset

'Enjoy a walk around one of our nature reserves - our top ten walks are available to download ...'

Category Bristol
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website494
Views of 'Full' Record934

'Barrington has an extensive network of public rights of way / footpaths which are maintained by a small group of volunteers ... Maps of the footpaths can be found in the church and a large display can be found outside the church and at the village hall. A number of circular walks from Barrington with maps can be accessed ...'

Starting fromBarrington
Visits to the Website779
Views of 'Full' Record1577
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website1944
Views of 'Full' Record1491

'We have two regular Sunday walks, each usually of about 5/6 and 10/12 miles and some midweek walks during the day or in the evening in the summer. Non-members are most welcome to come on rambles. After two walks we would invite you to join the Ramblers’ Association.'

Starting fromCity of Bath
Visits to the Website724
Views of 'Full' Record1325

'The aim of the U3A Walking Group is to enable those members who are fit and able, to get out and enjoy the Somerset Countryside ... Unless stated all walks average 5 to 8 miles over a variety of terrain. Leaders have discretion to vary the route.'

Category Sedgemoor
Starting fromBridgwater
Visits to the Website958
Views of 'Full' Record2289

'We are a unique club for young(ish) people in Bristol & Bath who love getting outside on the weekend, enjoying our fantastic countryside and meeting like-minded people.'

Category Bristol
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website1065
Views of 'Full' Record1522

'Cheddar is world famous for its cheese and stunning gorge, but many visitors are unaware of the rich diversity of landscape and walking country we have here. Through the Walkers are Welcome scheme, Cheddar promotes itself as a walker-friendly destination offering a number of walking routes of varying grades, starting from the village centre. We hope you enjoy your visit!'

Category Sedgemoor
Starting fromCheddar
Description from

Cheddar Walking

Visits to the Website1244
Views of 'Full' Record1277

Visitor information for Clevedon, including access to PDFs of two Heritage Walks: [1] Beach, pier and conservation area - - - : [2] St Andrew's Church and Poet's Walk

Category North Somerset
Navigate the Website>>> Clevedon Heritage Walks [PDF] | Cycling and Walking Map [PDF]
Starting fromClevedon
Visits to the Website740
Views of 'Full' Record1208

'In 1861 Parliament passed the Clifton and Durdham Downs (Bristol) Act securing both the same Downs to be open and largely resorted to as Places of Recreation for the Inhabitants of Bristol and its Neighbourhood for time immemorial.'

Category Bristol
Size (acreage)400
Starting fromClifton
Description from

The Downs [Bristol City Council]

Visits to the Website677
Views of 'Full' Record1415

'Dunster is England’s largest medieval village, it boasts over 100 Conservation Grade 1 and 2 listed buildings, with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. However, it’s not just the beauty of the buildings that makes Dunster so welcoming, it’s also the gentle rolling hills and forests of the enticing Exmoor countryside ... The village has been accredited by Walkers are Welcome and there are some wonderful walks from the village, such as those on the Dunster Estate.'

Category West Somerset
Starting fromDunster
Description from

Dunster Accommodation

Visits to the Website558
Views of 'Full' Record1115

'The Exploration Group of North Somerset ... are a friendly, informal walking group with members from around the Bristol/Bath/North Somerset area. We have a mixed membership of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. New members, 18 years or over, are always welcome.The aim of the group is to provide a full and varied programme of local walks, hill-walking, mountaineering and occasional other outdoor activities ...'

Category North Somerset
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website574
Views of 'Full' Record1247

'Whether you are an experienced walker or someone who prefers a short stroll, Exmoor National Park is the ideal place to explore the outdoors on foot. With over 1000km of footpaths and bridleways, through woodlands, by tumbling rivers and on open heather covered moorland, the variety is vast.'

Category West Somerset
Visits to the Website1574
Views of 'Full' Record1688

'Discover Somerset and loose yourself in fifty acres of lakes, temples, cascades, tranquil woodland walks, formal terraces, vivid colours and views that take your breath away ...'

Size (acreage)50
Starting fromCheddon Fitzpaine
Description from

Hestercombe Gardens Trust

Visits to the Website943
Views of 'Full' Record1620

'Providing a service for walkers with organised walks in the Bath and Bristol area, and leaflets for individuals and groups who wish to go-it-alone, thus enhancing the profile of Keynsham. This will benefit the residents and traders alike. All the walks will emanate from or include, the town.'

Starting fromKeynsham
Visits to the Website669
Views of 'Full' Record1433
Starting fromLangport
Description from

Somerset Levels and Moors Strollers (SLaMS)

Visits to the Website397
Views of 'Full' Record1967

'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.'

Category Mendip
Starting fromPriddy
Visits to the Website939
Views of 'Full' Record1455

'The Mendip Hills are found in the northern part of the historic County of Somerset and only 15 miles from the City of Bristol ... A programme of heritage walks and visits is on offer, each chosen to highlight the amazing historic interest of the area. Included is a selection of heritage walks around local towns and the Roman mining remains at Charterhouse ...' Latest Dates 11-14 September 2014. [Seems not repeated ...]

Category Mendip
Starting fromMendip Hills
Description from

The Mendip Society

Visits to the Website658
Views of 'Full' Record1454

'OutdoorsWest is a project set up by the Councils in the area, that's Bath & North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council. Whilst we were preparing a Rights of Way Improvment Plan, we were told that people wanted more information, and if there was a website with information on walks, rides and cycle routes they'd use our paths more. So, here's the product.'

information on where to go and what to do on paths in the West of England, whether you want to walk, run, go cycling or ride a horse. - See more at:

Category Bristol
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website820
Views of 'Full' Record2052

'Porlock’s surrounds contain everything for the walker, starting with the long shingle bank curving across the Bay ... Everywhere there are numerous footpaths well maintained and sign-posted by the National Trust and the National park, in fact so many that none of them are ever crowded.  In addition walkers have a wide choice of excellent refreshment stops in Porlock itself and in most of the surrounding old attractive hamlets ...'

Category West Somerset
Starting fromPorlock
Visits to the Website576
Views of 'Full' Record1078

'Craving crisp air and wide open spaces? Views that stretch for miles and miles? Wooded combes with babbling brooks? Uninterupted heathland? Wild jurassic coast? Better get your walking boots on then ...'

Category West Somerset
Starting fromQuantock Hills
Visits to the Website1013
Views of 'Full' Record1345

'Somerset Area Ramblers covers an area from Frome in the East of the County to Minehead in the West, from Clevedon in the North to Yeovil in the South. We have a large section of the coastal path stretching from Minehead to Clevedon, The Quantocks, parts of Exmoor, The Black Down Hills and The Mendips. Somerset Area Ramblers is the co-ordinating body for 8 of the Ramblers local groups.'

Category Somerset
Visits to the Website819
Views of 'Full' Record1327

'There is no need to join before walking with us – why not try us out a few times before deciding? We are a friendly and sociable group who share a love of the outdoors and we would be pleased to hear from you.'

Category Sedgemoor
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website699
Views of 'Full' Record1591

'Getting Started ... Walking Safely ... Walking for All ... Walking for Health and Fitness ... Where to Walk' ALERT Website Link changed.

Category Somerset
Visits to the Website883
Views of 'Full' Record1760

'We organise walks in most parts of the county including the Quantock hills, Exmoor, Blackdown hills and Somerset levels meaning it is ideal for people living in Taunton, Yeovil or Bridgwater. Most of our members are in their 20s, 30s and into their 40s. We are a very active group of around 70 members ...'

Category Somerset
Visits to the Website575
Views of 'Full' Record1015

'6 circular walks within the parish which have been prepared by members of the Footpath Committee with the help of volunteers under the Parish Paths Partnership Scheme (P3).'

Category South Somerset
Starting fromTatworth and Forton
Visits to the Website762
Views of 'Full' Record1588

Download PDFs of over twenty circular walks, including a location map of each of the walks. Also access details of a number of 'related services'.

Category Taunton Deane
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website860
Views of 'Full' Record1309

'The compact nature of Bath makes it ideal to explore on foot, with many of the city's most iconic sights all within a short walk of each other. The Kennet & Avon Canal path and surrounding nearby countryside offers the perfect setting for walks all year round – immerse yourself in the breath-taking scenery taking a picnic with you on fine days, or get cosy during the winter months at one of the many country pubs that line the routes ... '

Starting fromCity of Bath
Visits to the Website1931
Views of 'Full' Record1232

'North Somerset Walking for Health welcomes over 300 regular walkers in and around Clevedon, Nailsea, Portishead, Weston-super-Mare, Winscombe and Yatton. Our health walks last about an hour with the option of a shorter distance of up to 30 minutes.  We welcome all abilities.'

Category North Somerset
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

North Somerset Council

Visits to the Website569
Views of 'Full' Record1086

‘Our Health Walks are led by trained Health Walk Leaders and are a great way of getting exercise and meeting people. From beginners to challenging walks there are walks suitable for everyone. So why not take a health walk and enjoy the countryside?’

Category South Somerset
Visits to the Website3
Views of 'Full' Record89

Somerset Walks to download and print FREE - categorized around and about some two dozen places ranging from Bath to Yeovil. ALERT At Review, this Website was inaccessible.

Category Somerset
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website431
Views of 'Full' Record987

'For now, public access to the reserve itself is limited to our guided walks in order to give you the best possible experience, and provide protection to ground-nesting and over-wintering birds. We'll send you full directions to the reserve itself when you book onto a guided walk. If you can't join us on a guided walk, there is an excellent network of footpaths west of Curry Rivel that provide superb views over the reserve.'

Category South Somerset
Starting fromCurry Rivel
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website567
Views of 'Full' Record1945

'Wiveliscombe is an ancient town, full of unexpected and surprising discoveries from an architectural and walking point of view.' Note that - at the time of Review [24 November 2015] - the 'Wiveliscombe Walking' Website could not be raised.

Category Taunton Deane
Starting fromWiveliscombe
Visits to the Website996
Views of 'Full' Record2060

'The Full Circle will take 4 to 5 hours. You can of course join or leave the route at various places ... ' ALERT The Website originally cited here has closed. So I have replaced the Link.

Category South Somerset
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromTemplecombe
Visits to the Website1142
Views of 'Full' Record3476

'Walks in or around the Exmoor area. They are grouped in rough areas with details of location, parking, length and type of walk.'

Category West Somerset
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Geoff Bannister

Visits to the Website859
Views of 'Full' Record1534

'The Balsam Centre is owned and managed by a charity (Wincanton Community Venture) set up by local people in 1999 with the aim of supporting the health and wellbeing of people living in Wincanton and the rural area and settlements around it. Overall it provides a wide range of services and activities that are easy to access, enjoyable and that have lasting benefits.

Category South Somerset
Starting fromWincanton
Description from

The Balsam Centre

Visits to the Website1127
Views of 'Full' Record1383

'These Webpages contain a wide variety of information about public rights of way and outdoors access; including walk leaflets, online mapping, how to report a problem, legal orders, consultations and the Joint Local Access Forum.'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website2648
Views of 'Full' Record1427

'Explore the Bath Skyline along six miles of way-marked footpaths.'

Distance (miles)6
Starting fromBathwick Hill, City of Bath
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website739
Views of 'Full' Record1369

'Circular route taking in the iconic Bath Two Tunnels. The route also uses National Route 24 and National Route 4, along the Kennet & Avon Canal back in to Central Bath ... Both tunnels are well lit, have a sealed surface and are wide enough for pedestrians and cyclists to comfortably use the route in harmony.'

Navigate the Website>>> Download the Route Map [PDF]
Distance (miles)13
Starting fromOldfield Park Railway Station
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1190
Views of 'Full' Record1618

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

Category Mendip
Navigate the Website>>> AWAITING LINK (22 October 2016)
Starting fromBeckington
Visits to the Website1040
Views of 'Full' Record2930

'Local nature walks and wildlife interest including Bleadon Moors, Hills, West Mendip Way, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and public footpaths, rights of way & bridleways throughout Bleadon.'

Category North Somerset
Starting fromBleadon
Description from

Bleadon BOB

Visits to the Website701
Views of 'Full' Record2576

Details of seven walks around and about Brent Knoll: 'Somerset is a pleasant place to walk in the South West of England. There are many pleasant walks around our village of Brent Knoll. Most of them are gentle and easy to follow but others present more of a challenge.'

Category Sedgemoor
Starting fromBrent Knoll
Description from

Brent Knoll Village

Visits to the Website837
Views of 'Full' Record3079

'The 15 mile long canal path between Taunton and Bridgwater has been developed as a multi-user route to encourage walking and cycling. It forms part of the Sustrans cycle route 3. The canal path is an ideal way of passing through lowland Somerset, seeing areas of historic interest and natural beauty.'

Category Sedgemoor
Navigate the Website>>> Bridgwater and Taunton Canal
Distance (miles)15
Starting fromBridgwater Docks, Bridgwater
Description from

Somerset County Council

See also

Bridgwater River and Canal Trail [iFootpath]

Visits to the Website769
Views of 'Full' Record2059

'Connects six pubs owned by Butcombe Brewery. The trail runs from Hinton Blewett through Priddy, Axbridge, Bleadon, Rowberrow, and Compton Martin.' ALERT Formerly referenced here as the Mendip Pub Trail. Details of the Trail no longer seem accessible on the Butcombe Brewery Website; nor of the Booklet produced by the Brewery. So I have replaced the Link (and changed the Title of the Entry).

Category Somerset
Distance (miles)45
Starting fromRing O' Bells, Hinton Blewett
Description from

Butcombe Brewery

See also

Butcombe Brewery Trail [Stoke Lodge Ramblers]

Visits to the Website820
Views of 'Full' Record3121

'At almost 400ft (122m) deep and 3 miles long, this is England’s largest gorge, and with its weathered crags and pinnacles, one of our most spectacular natural sites. It plays host to a varied community of  specialized plants and wildlife, many of which you’ll get to spot on this exhilarating circular walk.'

Category Sedgemoor
Navigate the Website>>> Cheddar Gorge [PDF]
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromCheddar Gorge National Trust Shop
Description from

Mendip Hills AONB (and the National Trust)

Walks described here by
See also

Cheddar Gorge Cliff Top Walk [Longleat Enterprises Limited]

Visits to the Website774
Views of 'Full' Record1686

'Chew Valley Lake was built to provide water for Bristol. Water is pumped to our Barrow treatment works on the outskirts of Bristol and from here we supply much of the southern part of the city. The lake also supplies water to areas like Shepton Mallet, via the nearby Stowey treatment works. '

Starting fromChew Valley Lake
Description from

Bristol Water

Visits to the Website791
Views of 'Full' Record1275

'This walk was first invented by Rowland Janes in 1986 as a linear walk from Maes Knoll to The Oozles (Blackberry Hill), via Knowle Hill, relying on the regular bus service along the A37 to return walkers to their starting point. It was published in "The Natural History of The Chew Valley" (1987) ...'

Distance (miles)17
Starting fromPensford
Description from


See also

Three Peaks Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Visits to the Website688
Views of 'Full' Record2200
Navigate the Website>>> Churchstanton, Burnworthy and Stapley
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromChurchstanton
Description from

Blackdown Hills AONB

Visits to the Website1407
Views of 'Full' Record2074

'In partnership with Bath and North East Somerset Council, the University of Bath has established the Walking Network; a series of scenic and accessible walking routes linking the university campus with locations around Bath.'

Starting fromCity of Bath
Description from

University of Bath

Visits to the Website679
Views of 'Full' Record1261

'In the Footsteps of the Romantic Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834), walk 36 miles through the stunning Somerset countryside of the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, a landscape that inspired Coleridge to produce some of his best known work.'

Category Sedgemoor
Distance (miles)36
Starting fromNether Stowey
Description from

Visit Exmoor

Visits to the Website1082
Views of 'Full' Record2102

'The Colliers Way - Route 24 of Sustrans National Cycle Network - is a recreational path extending 23 miles through beautiful rolling green landscape. It starts just outside the Georgian City of Bath and extends from the Limpley Stoke Valley at the north, to the Frome Valley at the south.'

Distance (miles)23
Starting fromDundas Aqueduct
Visits to the Website816
Views of 'Full' Record1624

'The Community Forest Path (CFP) was devised in association with the Forest of Avon with the avowed intent of leading people out of the city into the countryside ... The original map of the Community Forest Path is now out of print, so these maps, which have more in common with vector diagrams than they do with conventional plans are offered as a substitute, pending a new official leaflet.'

Category Challenge Walks
Navigate the Website>>> CTTC Green Man Challenge >>> The Route [PDF]
Distance (miles)45
Starting fromClifton Suspension Bridge
Description from

Closer to the Countryside

Visits to the Website866
Views of 'Full' Record2419

'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.'

Category Mendip
Starting fromCranmore Tower
Description from

Cranmore Tower

Visits to the Website744
Views of 'Full' Record2416

'An introduction to the main points of interest in the town centre.'

Category South Somerset
Distance (miles)1
Starting fromMarket Square, Crewkerne
Visits to the Website671
Views of 'Full' Record1386

'Runs from Forde Abbey on the Somerset border in the west, across Dorset to Bokerley Dyke in the north-east on the Hampshire Border. It avoids existing trails and popular rights of way and seeks out little known paths in order to open them up for all to enjoy. The Trail winds through quiet villages, passes rural churches and offers extensive views over the rolling downs and secret valleys that make Dorset so special.'

Category South Somerset
Distance (miles)90
Starting fromForde Abbey, Chard
Description from

Dorset Area Ramblers

Visits to the Website717
Views of 'Full' Record1916

'The Dunster Mill Tea Rooms and Gardens in Mill Lane are set idyllically alongside the river next to the historically important mill where stone ground flour is produced and on sale. The owners specialise in home baking, everything is home-made and of course you find a cup of Twinings tea.'

However, the original Link for this Walk seems to have disappeared.  So I have replaced it with a Link to ExploreMoor which has details of Walks around and about Dunster.

Category West Somerset
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromDunster
Description from


Visits to the Website721
Views of 'Full' Record1688

'Situated on the north eastern edge of Exmoor National Park, along the West Somerset coastline.' ALERT Unfortunately, at Review I could no longer discover any recent information about the Dunster Estate on the Crown Estate's Website.  So I have had to replace the Link used here.

Category West Somerset
Starting fromDunster
Description from

The Crown Estate

Visits to the Website1158
Views of 'Full' Record3104

'On 10 July 2014 the Secretary of State announced his decision to approve a stretch of the England Coast Path in Somerset between Brean and Minehead ... On 15 January 2016 the Secretary of State announced her decision to approve proposals to change the previously approved route for this stretch of coast in 2 places: Dunball Wharf and St Audries Bay ... New access rights will come into force along the route and adjoining spreading room on 15 March 2016.'

Category North Somerset
Distance (miles)56
Starting fromBrean Down
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website450
Views of 'Full' Record1465

'Whilst Exmoor National Park, the Quantocks Hills and the North Devon Coast are easily accessible and offer fabulous terrain for visitors of all abilities, we would always advise walkers to be fully prepared.  Weather conditions on the moors can quickly change at anytime of the year. We would recommend that any group has a 1:25000 map of the area, a Compass and the knowledge to use it, suitable clothing, plus food & drinks to suit the chosen route. We also advise carrying a torch & whistle, first aid kit and emergency shelter if venturing further afield. Mobile Phone reception is extremely variable across the moors, even on the main road networks.'

Category West Somerset
Starting fromAround and About Exmoor
Description from

Exmoor Search & Rescue Team

Visits to the Website823
Views of 'Full' Record1543

'Walk around the Gordano Valley; taking in the coast path between Portishead and Clevedon, a route along the Tickenham Ridge and exploration of the Wraxall, Abbots Leigh and Portbury areas.'

Category North Somerset
Navigate the Website>>> Publications
Distance (miles)26
Starting fromRoath Road, Portishead
Description from

Gordano Footpath Group

Visits to the Website1296
Views of 'Full' Record6631

'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.'

Category Mendip
Distance (miles)15
Starting fromNorton St Philip
Description from

Tony Day Parish of Hardington Vale

Visits to the Website694
Views of 'Full' Record1620

'In the early days many rich Sephardic Jews came to take the waters for their health and to effect easy introductions amongst high society in the social mix and informality of Bath that they could not obtain at home. Jewish visitors came from as early as 1730 and lodged for periods in Bath ... It is interesting to note that the pattern of settlement was very similar to that other spa town of Richmond in Surrey, in both period and type. Early Jews in both places were rich Sephardim who came with both health and social agendas to fulfill.'

Starting fromCity of Bath
Visits to the Website736
Views of 'Full' Record1335

'Runs from King Alfred's Tower in Penselwood to Ham Hill Country Park ... The Leland Trail links with the Monarch's Way at Ilchester and the Liberty Trail and the River Parrett Trail at Ham Hill.'

NOTE that at Review the Links to the 'References' in the Wikipedia article seemed to be broken; but Somerset County Council write that 'a guide to the Leland Trail is available from South Somerset Tourist Information Centres'.

Category South Somerset
Distance (miles)28
Starting fromKing Alfred's Tower, Penselwood
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website894
Views of 'Full' Record2099

'Trail between Ham Hill in Somerset and Lyme Regis in Dorset, England.'

Category South Somerset
Distance (miles)28
Starting fromHam Hill, near Stoke sub Hamdon
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website929
Views of 'Full' Record3006

'From Castle Cary in Somerset to Barnstaple in Devon. It is one of the Macmillan Ways and connects with the main Macmillan Way at Castle Cary.

Category South Somerset
Distance (miles)102
Starting fromCastle Cary
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website799
Views of 'Full' Record2178

'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'

Category Mendip
Distance (miles)117
Starting fromAshcott Corner
Description from

Mendip Ramblers

Visits to the Website898
Views of 'Full' Record3289

'Footpath across the Mendip Hills from Weston-super-Mare to Frome. It is divided into two sections. The West Mendip Way was opened in 1979 and starts at the Bristol Channel at Uphill Cliff. It climbs the Mendip escarpment affording views over the Somerset Levels. It then crosses the central Mendip plateau leading down to Cheddar Gorge and on to Wells ... From there the East Mendip Way continues through Shepton Mallet to Frome. The Mendip Way connects with the Macmillan Way, Monarch's Way, and Samaritans Way South West.'

Category North Somerset
Distance (miles)50
Starting fromUphill
Walks described here by
See also

Mendip Ways [LDWA] | West Mendip Way [LDWA]

Visits to the Website843
Views of 'Full' Record2565

'In the lovely valley of Limpley Stoke, just three miles from the City of Bath, the village of Monkton Combe nestles harmoniously into the south-facing slope of a tree-studded hill, commanding some spectacular views ...'

Navigate the Website>>> Walks
Starting fromMonkton Combe
Visits to the Website824
Views of 'Full' Record2714

'North Somerset Life is our multi award-winning magazine which we send out across the district every month ... Every issue of the Magazine features a local walk (and sometimes a cycle ride) that varies in length and difficulty.'

Category North Somerset
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

North Somerset Council

Visits to the Website864
Views of 'Full' Record3270

'Opened in 2001 and consists of two routes. The northern route is 31Km (20 miles) and the southern route 29Km (18 miles).' Crowcombe is the start/end of the Northern Route; the Southern Route starts/ends at Broomfield, situated about 5 miles north of Taunton.

Category Sedgemoor
Navigate the Website>>> Quantock Greenway
Distance (miles)20
Starting fromCrowcombe
Description from

Quantock Online

Visits to the Website1241
Views of 'Full' Record2594

'A walk in the Quantocks can offer a surprising variety of secenery in such a small area. From farmland to shady combes and the open heathland of the ridge. Within 3hrs all of these aspects can be explored on foot, whilst there is still plenty of scope for more wide-ranging, day long tours.'

Category West Somerset
Starting fromQuantock Hills
Description from

Quantock Online

Visits to the Website960
Views of 'Full' Record1593

'Passes through the historic harbour village of Pill, the spectacular Avon Gorge, the modern city and ancient port of Bristol, the beautiful countryside where the Avon Valley meets the Cotswold Hills and ends at the famous Pulteney Bridge in the Georgian city of Bath. Although the Trail goes no further, the river continues upstream to its source near Sherston in the Cotswold Hills.'

Distance (miles)23
Starting fromPill
Description from

Forest of Avon

Visits to the Website840
Views of 'Full' Record1430

'The parish of Ruishton, Thornfalcon and Henlade is on the eastern outskirts of Taunton, the County town of Somerset. There has always been a vibrant community spirit which can be seen as you look through the site. Welcome to our parish website.'

Category Taunton Deane
Starting fromRuishton
Description from

Visits to the Website716
Views of 'Full' Record1659

About half a dozen short circular walks around and about Sampford Brett: 'The village is ideally placed for those interested in walking and outdoor activities in general, being close to the Quantock hills and Exmoor. The Coleridge Way footpath passes through the village'.

Category West Somerset
Starting fromSampford Brett
Description from

Open Door Internet

Visits to the Website730
Views of 'Full' Record1356

'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).

Category Mendip
Starting fromShepton Mallet
Description from

Shepton Mallet Town Council

Visits to the Website856
Views of 'Full' Record2472

'This Forum meets at least twice a year and covers the area of Somerset, with the exception of Exmoor National Park, which has its own forum. There are 16 members of which; 14 are members of the public and 2 are elected members from Somerset County Council and of the District/ Borough Councils. The members are representatives of 3 main fields of interest related to access to the countryside namely users, landowners and other interests such as tourism, economic regeneration, health and education. They are selected from applications received by us and have a 3 year term of office.'

Category Somerset
Description from

Somerset County Council

Visits to the Website530
Views of 'Full' Record1119

'Somerset is a wonderful county full of contrast and there is no better way to absorb its beauty, variety and history than through the Public Rights of Way network. The county has over 9000 rights of way totalling 3808 miles (6129 km). The extensive path network is varied ranging from long distance routes such as the South West Coast Path and the River Parrett Trail, to a number of promoted circular routes and local country paths.'

Description from

Somerset County Council

Visits to the Website326
Views of 'Full' Record866

'Sculpture trail model of the solar system, located in Somerset, England. The model uses the towpath of the 22-kilometre (14-mile) Bridgwater and Taunton Canal to display a model of the Sun and its planets in their proportionally correct sizes and distances apart. Unusually for a solar system model, there are two sets of planets.

Category Sedgemoor
Distance (miles)7
Starting fromMaunsel Lock
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1047
Views of 'Full' Record4854

'One of the best walks in the world, where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational. This Trail really is the walk of a lifetime. The Trail has its own Website full of information - visit it here.'

Category West Somerset
Distance (miles)630
Starting fromMinehead
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1013
Views of 'Full' Record2204

'Bridleway takes you through a wide variety of landscapes ... Gravelled forest roads, stone tracks, grass fields, some steep slopes.' Neroche was 'a partnership for forest, land and people in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Note that the Neroche Website which was originally referenced here (and elsewhere), seems to have disappeared.

Category South Somerset
Distance (miles)14
Starting fromCastle Neroche, Blackwater
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1431
Views of 'Full' Record6470

'Mainly traffic-free with no steep gradients and takes in a variety of landscapes from the flat marshes and cider apple orchards around Yatton, steep wooded valleys and a tunnel through the Mendips, to historic Axbridge and the spectacular Cheddar Gorge.'

Category North Somerset
Distance (miles)9
Starting fromYatton
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website848
Views of 'Full' Record1582

'Starting on Congresbury Bridge over the River Yeo follow the Two Rivers Way through Somerset to Keynsham on the River Avon. The walk passes through Chew Stoke, Chew Magna, Compton Dando and Pensford with sections along the River Yeo and River Chew to enjoy ... '

The Two Rivers Way – A linear walk (Yatton Ramblers, revised edition 2011)

Distance (miles)20
Starting fromCongresbury
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website916
Views of 'Full' Record2122

'A series of ten healthy walks around and about Uphill. Explore the wonderful fauna and flora around Uphill as well as going for a purposeful walk to improve your health.'

Category North Somerset
Starting fromUphill
Description from

Uphill Village Society

Visits to the Website719
Views of 'Full' Record1580

Hemyock to Staple Hill 'This Walk skirts the valleysides of the three rivers which define the Blackdown Hills – the Culm, the Otter and the Yarty.'

Category Taunton Deane
Navigate the Website>>>
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromHemyock
Description from

Blackdown Hills AONB

Visits to the Website1987
Views of 'Full' Record1697

'Experience dramatic and expansive 360 ˚views of Somerset and beyond from six hill-tops around the Somerset Levels.'

Category Somerset
Description from

Visit Somerset

Visits to the Website3139
Views of 'Full' Record3084

Kings Byways 'Ivor King's Country Rambles around Pill': Six walks ranging from 2.5 to 7.5 miles.

Category North Somerset
Starting fromPill
Description from

Pill Village Website

Visits to the Website937
Views of 'Full' Record2757

'Runs from the hamlet of Steart to the coastal resort of Minehead and passes through the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Coast Path links the River Parrett Trail to the South West Coast Path National Trail. The path also joins the Coleridge Way and Quantock Greenway just south of the A39 near East Quantoxhead.'

Category West Somerset
Navigate the Website>>> West Somerset Coast Path Map and Directions [PDF]
Distance (miles)25
Starting fromSteart
Description from

Somerset County Council

Visits to the Website700
Views of 'Full' Record1351

'6 circular walks to help you discover the countryside around Yeovil.'

Category South Somerset
Navigate the Website>>> Inspire Me >>> Brochures >>> Yeovil Walking Pack [PDF]
Starting fromYeovil
Description from

Discover South Somerset

Visits to the Website1825
Views of 'Full' Record9009

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