Somerset

Click HERE for a collated A-Z List of current Records for the County in 'Open Paths and Trails'

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*Blackdown Hills AONB
Overview

'The Blackdown Hills are a little-known group of hills lying on the border of Devon and Somerset. Broadly, the area extends from Wellington in the north to Honiton in the south and from Cullompton in the west to Chard in the east.'

*Ramblers - Somerset Area
Overview

'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.'

*Somerset County Council
Overview

'There are over 6100 km of public rights of way in Somerset. They are footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and a few byways open to all traffic. Several of these paths are promoted as part of popular regional or national trails, such as the England Coast Path, the Coleridge Way, River Parrett Trail, South West Coast Path and West Somerset Coast Path.'

Somerset Local Access Forum
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Somerset County Council

Somerset Public Rights of Way
Overview

'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

Visit Somerset's 360˚S
Overview

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

Description from

National Trust

See also

ALERT At Review, I was unable to find the specific section of the Visit Somerset Site referenced by the NT, but there is much else of relevance therein.

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