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West Compton & North Wootton from Pilton
Introduction to Walk 3499

Photo from the walk - West Compton & North Wootton from Pilton

County/Area - Somerset

Author - Anthony Maries

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 750 feet / 227 metres

Time - 4 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This Somerset walk explores the southern fringe of the Mendip Hills near Pilton visiting the villages of West Compton and North Wootton. Pilton village is very well worth exploring, with many fine old buildings and a magnificent 13th century tithe barn, now restored with money contributed by Glastonbury Festival, which takes places nearby. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


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