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West Mendip Way & Old Ditch from Rodney Stoke

County/Area - Somerset

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Ascent - 1000 feet / 303 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference ST484502
Lat 51.248624 // Long -2.740685
Postcode BS27 3XB (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This Somerset walk in the Mendip Hills starts from Rodney Stoke on the A371 a few miles south east of Cheddar. The route starts with a climb through Stoke Woods to gain the high ground to Join the West Mendip Way, which is followed for 3 kilometres with wide ranging views towards Glastonbury. The walk continues descending through Cook's Field Nature Reserve to reach the hamlet of Old Ditch from where paths and lanes take you back to the start.

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

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Walk 1212 Glastonbury Tor - easy - 2.5 miles/4.1 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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