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Compton Bishop walks

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distance 10.1km Vertical gain +282m Vertical drop -279m Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Compton Bishop - Somerset

Superb views from a rocky hilltop, returning via a pretty village and a path below the Mendip ridge.

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distance 10.25km Vertical gain +38m Vertical drop -43m Durée 3h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Compton Bishop - Somerset

Visit our historic local town, returning via a bird-rich reservoir and a section of the atmospheric Somerset Levels.

Walking King’s Wood ( Download : )
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distance 3.76km Vertical gain +107m Vertical drop -104m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Compton Bishop - Somerset

A disused railway and tunnel, a local nature reserve with orchids and ancient trees, and a wooded return.

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distance 9.43km Vertical gain +284m Vertical drop -283m Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Winscombe and Sandford - North Somerset

This Somerset walk includes a wonderful ridge walk along the West Mindop Way to the summit of Crook Peak. The return route passes through the villages of Compton Bishop and Cross.

Walking Dolebury Warren ( Download : )
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distance 12.15km Vertical gain +251m Vertical drop -243m Durée 4h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Winscombe and Sandford - North Somerset

A fine hillfort then a pretty streamside walk along a wooded valley, with attractive villages along the way.

Walking Crook Peak ( Download : )
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distance 13.06km Vertical gain +273m Vertical drop -279m Durée 4h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Winscombe and Sandford - North Somerset

An energetic climb from a pretty village is rewarded with superb views over the Somerset Levels.

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distance 6.83km Vertical gain +189m Vertical drop -193m Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Winscombe and Sandford - North Somerset

Fine views from the Mendip ridge, with an easy return through a disused railway tunnel.

Walking Cheddar Gorge ( Download : )
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distance 20.83km Vertical gain +359m Vertical drop -359m Durée 7h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Winscombe and Sandford - North Somerset

A superb expedition through historic Axbridge to one of England’s most spectacular landforms.

Walking Winscombe & the East Well ( Download : )
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distance 4.24km Vertical gain +22m Vertical drop -22m Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Winscombe and Sandford - North Somerset

A short, level walk along a former railway line and green lanes to a historic spring and village church.

Walking Allerton Moor ( Download : )
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distance 7.07km Vertical gain +31m Vertical drop -31m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chapel Allerton - Somerset

An easy circular walk around Axbridge visiting Ashton Windmill.

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distance 13.54km Vertical gain +53m Vertical drop -51m Durée 4h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Chapel Allerton - Somerset

A circular walk around Axbridge area exploring Cheddar Reservoir.

Walking Chapel and Stone Allerton ( Download : )
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distance 4.02km Vertical gain +27m Vertical drop -27m Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chapel Allerton - Somerset

Easy walk around Axbridge area with the possibility to visit Ashton Windmill.

Walking Wedmore ( Download : )
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distance 10.74km Vertical gain +67m Vertical drop -74m Durée 3h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Chapel Allerton - Somerset

A circular walk around Axbridge area visiting Ashton Windmill.

Walking Sandford Wood and Batch ( Download : )
Walker
distance 5.81km Vertical gain +182m Vertical drop -181m Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Winscombe and Sandford - North Somerset

From Railway Inn, the walk includes 3 short but stiff climbs, plus 3 stiles. First climbing up Sanford Hill, Lyncombe Hill and Mendip Trail to Sandford Quarry. It later follows a track past site of a Roman Villa before descending to Railway Inn.

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Circular walk in Mendip Hill
distance 6.29km Vertical gain +171m Vertical drop -167m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Shipham - Somerset

Walk through Rowberrow Warren which is a beautiful woodland, set on a hillside with large paths.

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Cheddar Gorge from Black Rock
distance 5.96km Vertical gain +298m Vertical drop -292m Durée 2h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Cheddar - Somerset

This circular walk with ascents and descents explores the famous Cheddar Gorge in the Mendip Hills with great viewpoints from the cliffs!

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distance 2.62km Vertical gain +5m Vertical drop -5m Durée 0h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Meare - Somerset

Westhay Moor is north of the village of Westhay in Somerset. The car park is just off the road to Godney, at the junction with Daggs Lane Drove. A National Cycle Network route runs along a disused railway line, just south of Westhay village.