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The following Somerset West and Taunton Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

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*Dunster - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'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.'

See also

Visit Dunster

*Exmoor National Park
Overview

'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.'

*Hestercombe Gardens
Size (acreage)50
Overview

'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 ...'

Description from

Hestercombe Gardens Trust

*Quantock Hills AONB
Overview

'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 ...'

*Somerset West and Taunton Council
Overview

'With a National Park and two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, pretty market towns and a dramatic coastline, Somerset West and Taunton offers visitors some of the finest landscapes in South West England to explore and enjoy. It is the perfect place for outdoor activities, and has a number of great attractions, exceptional accommodation, shopping and events to discover.'

*Wiveliscombe - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'Wiveliscombe is an ancient town, full of unexpected and surprising discoveries from an architectural and walking point of view.'

Churchstanton, Burnworthy and Stapley Circular Walk
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'Circular walk in the north eastern Blackdown Hills.' ALERT Unable, at Review, now to discover online details of this Walk. However, the Map which should now be Linked to here gives access instead to details of a range of related trails.

Description from

Blackdown Hills AONB

Dunster Afternoon Tea Shop Walk
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'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.

Description from

ExploreMoor

Dunster Estate Walking Trails
Overview

'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.

Description from

The Crown Estate

Quantock Greenway
Distance (miles)20
Overview

'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.

Description from

Quantock Online

Quantock Walks
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Quantock Online

Ruishton Parish Walks
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Ruishton.org.uk

Sampford Brett Circular Walks
Overview

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'.

Description from

Open Door Internet

South West Coast Path
Distance (miles)630
Overview

'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.'

Walking in Exmoor & North Devon
Overview

'Nestling in a high valley amidst the Exmoor moorland, Home Place Cottages and Spa is set in five acres of private meadowland with its own lake for you to relax by ... Fresh air, little trafic and natural beauty are all an important part of the spa experience. Exmoor National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty, famous for its red deer and ponies, spectacular scenery and pretty villages which provide an excellent backdrop for walking and riding ...'

Description from

Home Place Farm

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