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Somerset Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find Somerset walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most are circular walks and are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes.

The Somerset walks listed below range from easy circular walks to longer and more demanding routes. All walks are free to download and print and all longer routes have GPS files. The walks include the countryside and coast of the County. Walks in the popular Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park are also included. Some walks feature attractive villages, historic houses and churches and areas where you can observe birds and wildlife.

2201Historic Wells Circulareasy1.50
1212Glastonbury Toreasy2.50
1750Dunkery Beacon (short ascent)easy/mod2.50
1924Lydeard Hill to Wills Neck easy2.60
2184Ebbor Gorge from Wookey Holeeasy/mod3.00
1891Solsbury Hill from Northendeasy3.00
2426Wraxall circular from Tyntesfield easy3.20
3675Bedlam and Great Elm from Mellseasy/mod4.70
2211Minehead to Dunstereasy5.00
1925Plainfield to Wills Neck easy5.00
3570River Tone from Stoke St Gregoryeasy5.20
3725★☩Selworthy Beacon from Selworthyeasy/mod5.50
2087The Cam Brook Valley from Southstoke easy5.50
3332Cameley & Hinton Blewett from Litton easy5.60
2097Blagdon Lakeeasy/mod5.70
1822Hodder's Combe, Bicknoller Post & Higher Hare Knapeasy/mod5.75
2387Pinkery Pond Circulareasy/mod5.80
2451Withypool & Barle Valley from Landacre Bridgeeasy/mod6.00
1662Wavering Down & Crook Peak from Winscombeeasy/mod6.00
1222Winsford Hill & the Allotment from Winsfordmoderate6.00
3412Dowsborough Fort from Holfordeasy/mod6.00
2172Ebbor Gorge & Priddy from Wookey Holeeasy/mod6.30
3386Barle Valley & Cow Castle from Simonsbatheasy/mod6.40
3454Corton Denham and Cadbury Castleeasy/mod6.70
1978Blackdown Hills & Castle Neroche from Staple Fitzpaineeasy/mod6.80
2940Beacon Hill & Bicknoller Post from Kilve Beacheasy/mod7.00
3666West Mendip Way & Old Ditch from Rodney Stokemoderate7.00
1973River Parrett from Pawletteasy/mod7.10
3211Crowcombe & Wills Neckmoderate7.30
1696Weacombe Combe, Bicknoller Post, Kilve & Longstone Hill easy/mod7.50
1860The River Barle and Withypool from Tarr Stepseasy/mod7.50
2103Shepton Mallet and the Fosse Wayeasy/mod7.50
3399Ham Woods, Croscombe & Knowle Hill from Shepton Malleteasy/mod7.50
3499West Compton & North Wootton from Piltoneasy/mod7.50
1220Dunkery Beacon from Wheddon Crossmoderate8.00
1669Anstey Gate & Hawkridge from Tarr Steps moderate8.20
1856Lilstock & East Quantox Headeasy/mod8.40
1221Selworthy Beacon & North Hill from Bossingtonmoderate8.50
2804Bath to Keynsham over Kelston Round Hilleasy/mod9.00
2330Quantock Hills from Dead Woman's Ditchmoderate9.20
1275Wells, North Wootton & Worminstermoderate9.50
3304Pennard Hill from Pyllemoderate10.00
1567Keynsham to Bath on the south side of the Avon easy/mod11.10
1346Priddy, Ebbor Gorge & Wookey Hole from Wellsmoderate13.50

Walks that start in adjacent counties / areas.

Walks that start in adjacent counties or areas but cross the boundary and include sections of the route within Somerset.

WalkDescriptionStarts In
1263The Doone ValleyDevon

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Somerset Guide

Somerset is a rural county in south-west England. The high land of the Blackdown Hills, Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, contrast with the wide expanses of flat wetland including the Somerset Levels. Adding interest to the landscape are the extensive network of caves and the Cheddar Gorge. Exmoor National Park crosses the border into neighbouring Devon and provides excellent walking. The highest point in Somerset is Dunkery Beacon on Exmoor, with an altitude of 519 metres (1,703 feet). The coast also offers great walking especially the section of South West Coast Path west of Minehead.

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