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Shepton Mallet and the Fosse Way

County/Area - Somerset

Author - Anthony Maries

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 720 feet / 218 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference ST629432
Lat 51.186814 // Long -2.532221
Postcode BA4 5QN (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

A pleasant rural walk in the Eastern Mendips with the route described from Shepton Mallet. However, as it is a circular walk it can be walked in either direction or started from any desired point on the route. Road names are given but on the rural parts of the walk more often than not there is no name board, even at road junctions. The route is almost all along footpaths, with short stretches along very quiet country lanes where there is no convenient alternative. In wet weather, the mud may be somewhat challenging on two sections of this walk.

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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Ordnance Survey Explorer 142Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer 142Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 183Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 183Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 3399 Ham Woods, Croscombe & Knowle Hill from Shepton Mallet - easy/mod - 7.5 miles/12.2 km

Walk 3499 West Compton & North Wootton from Pilton - easy/mod - 7.5 miles/12.2 km

Walk 3304 Pennard Hill from Pylle - moderate - 10.0 miles/16.3 km

Walk 1346 Priddy, Ebbor Gorge & Wookey Hole from Wells - moderate - 13.5 miles/21.9 km

Walk 2201 Wells, a city stroll - easy - 1.5 miles/2.4 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

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