Lydeard Hill to Wills Neck

A short easy stroll to the highest point of the Quantock Hills. Do choose a day with good visibility as the views in all directions are extensive.

Technical sheet
No. 293116
A West Bagborough walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 15/09/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h25[?]
Distance Distance : 4.23km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 79m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 81m
Highest point Highest point : 380m
Lowest point Lowest point : 331m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : West Bagborough
Starting point Starting point : N 51.097767° / W 3.171726°
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Description

(D)From the car park take the cattle gate on the west side and take the gravel track keeping the fence on your immediate left. Follow this path across Lydeard Hill and then down an incline where another cattle gate takes you into unenclosed land with Bagborough Plantation on the left and views down Aisholt Common on your right.(1)

At the west end of the plantation the path begins to climb (ignore any paths off left or right) and the views begin to open up on both sides as you move onto the open moorland proper. A stroll of about half a mile up a gradual incline brings you to the trig point on the summit of Wills Neck, the highest point of the Quantock Hills with views all round - the Bristol Channel and South Wales to the north, Glastonbury, Wells and the Somerset Levels to the east and the Blackdown and Brendon Hills with Exmoor behind to the south and west.(2)

Return to the car park by the same route.(A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 333m - Start: Muchcare woods car park
1 : km 1.33 - alt. 348m - Bagborough Plantation
2 : km 2.11 - alt. 380m - Wills Neck
D/A : km 4.23 - alt. 331m - Finish: Muchcare woods car park

Useful Information

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