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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.

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 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.

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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 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 3.9km Vertical gain +83m Vertical drop -77m Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Compton Dundon - Somerset

A mosaic of calcareous grassland, scrub, ancient oak woodland, secondary woodland and conifer plantation on Dundon Hill. The top of Dundon Hill features significant archaeological remains with a hill fort, Bronze Age round barrow and ancient quarry.

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distance 3.39km Vertical gain +18m Vertical drop -18m Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Butleigh - Somerset

Unimproved neutral grassland and a small copse. The site has open access via rights of way from Butleigh. Please keep to the edges of the field until the hay has been cut.

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distance 7.07km Vertical gain +251m Vertical drop -249m Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cheddar - Somerset

Explore Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Middledown and Bubwith Acres Nature Reserves and the surrounding landscape of The Mendip Hills AONB.

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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 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.

Visorandonneur
distance 3.92km Vertical gain +32m Vertical drop -32m Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Priddy - Somerset

Public footpaths and with stiles and gates. Be aware of grazing animals and keep dogs on leads around livestock. Watch out for uneven ground and hidden mineshafts on Ubley Warren.

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distance 6.42km Vertical gain +73m Vertical drop -65m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Priddy - Somerset

Explore Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Ubley Warren and Velvet Bottom Nature Reserves and the surrounding landscape of The Mendip Hills AONB.

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Beacon Batch, Long Wood and Velvet Bottom from Blackmoore Reserve
distance 10.32km Vertical gain +128m Vertical drop -131m Durée 3h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Priddy - Somerset

This circular walk provides a good way to discover the highest point of Mendip Hills with 360° views using a section of The Mendip Trail, West Mendip Way and interesting paths in preserved nature reserves including Long Wood and Velvet Bottom!

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.

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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 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.

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 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.

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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.

Visorandonneur
distance 3.79km Vertical gain +3m Vertical drop -3m Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Babcary - Somerset

Species rich hay meadow. To see the reserve at its best visit between April and mid-July before the annual hay cut.

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Harptree Combe, Niver North Top and River Chew from West Harptree
distance 11.06km Vertical gain +195m Vertical drop -192m Durée 3h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in West Harptree - Bath and North East Somerset

This circular walk uses well know ways including Monarch's Way, Mendip Trail or Limestone Link and provides a good way to discover wild Harptree Combe and paths in farmland with great views to Chew Valley Lake