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Walks & Walking Routes in Somerset

As a County of remarkable contrasts, it is no wonder Somerset can offer some of the most varied and exciting walking terrain anywhere in the UK.

We have a National Park, Exmoor and no fewer than three designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Blackdown, Mendip and Quantock Hills.

There are coastal, cliff and canal paths; wooded, wilderness and wild flower walks and circular, long distance, and themed trails.

There is even an island walk if you visit Flatholm in the Bristol Channel!

Among the best known longer routes are the South West Coast Path, which begins in Minehead and goes west; the England Coast Path, running east from Minehead as far as Brean; the Coleridge Way which starts from Nether Stowey; the Two Moors Way and the Parrett Trail.

A feature of the lower lying areas is the tendency for sudden lumps and bumps to appear in their midst and we have incorporated six of these into a fun itinerary known as the Visit Somerset 360s, offering as they do fantastic all-round views from the summits.

A number of our towns and villages have Walkers are Welcome accreditation which means that they go out of their way to make sure walkers have what they need to enjoy their visits and explore the area.

Some of the County’s best beaches allow for walking dogs all year.

The Somerset Levels, with their wide open vistas, willows and waterways make for relaxed strolls while the Blackdown, Mendip and Quantock Hills have steep coombes, gorges and cliffs that provide more adventurous walking and far-reaching views.

There are dramatic seascapes revealed by the coastal paths and hidden gems of villages to be found by opting for leafy lanes. 

We can boast more than 6,000 km of public rights of way and many quiet roads where traffic is a rarity.

Public transport, waymarked routes, guides and downloadable walks are all there to help get you started.

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  1. Lion Tours Ltd

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    Lion Tours Ltd

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    Guided Tour

    Bath

    Welcome to Lion Tours

    Stonehenge and Cotswold tours from Bath. We are a family run company that specialise in small group tours, specifically for independent travellers. Our personal,...

  2. Wells Treasure Trail

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    Wells Treasure Trail

    Type

    Walking Tour

    Market Place, Wells

    The Wells Murder Mystery Treasure Trail Explore the streets of Wells with a self-guided Murder Mystery themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Wells. As you follow the...

  3. Cheddar Gorge

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    Cheddar Gorge

    Type

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Cheddar

    Visit Britain’s biggest gorge, take in the dramatic cliffs rising up 450ft and explore the stunning stalactite caverns below.

    Created by Ice age melt-waters over millions of years, this world...

  4. Weston-super-Mare Treasure Trail

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    Weston-super-Mare Treasure Trail

    Type

    Walking Tour

    Weston-super-Mare

    The Weston-super-Mare Treasure Trail Explore the streets of Weston-super-Mare with a self-guided Treasure Hunt themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Weston-super-Mare. ...

  5. Clevedon Treasure Trail

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    Clevedon Treasure Trail

    Type

    Walking Tour

    Clevedon

    The Clevedon Treasure Trail Explore the streets of Clevedon with a self-guided Treasure Hunt themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Clevedon. As you follow the Trail...

  6. Glastonbury Treasure Trail

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    Glastonbury Treasure Trail

    Type

    Walking Tour

    High Street, Glastonbury

    The Glastonbury Treasure Trail Explore the streets of Glastonbury with a self-guided Treasure Hunt themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Glastonbury. As you follow the...

  7. Minehead Treasure Trail

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    Minehead Treasure Trail

    Type

    Walking Tour

    Warren Road, Minehead

    The Minehead Spy Mission Treasure Trail Explore the streets of Minehead with a self-guided Spy Mission themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Minehead. As you follow...

  8. Walk 4: Circular Walk around Kilve

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    Walk 4: Circular Walk around Kilve

    Type

    Walking Route

    Minehead

    This circular walk will take you on a journey...

  9. Steart Marshes

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    Steart Marshes

    Type

    Family Activities (Sightseeing)

    Nr Bridgwater

    Hundreds of hectares of new saltmarsh and...

  10. Walk 7: Watchet to Washford

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    Walk 7: Watchet to Washford

    Type

    Walking Route

    Minehead

    The ancient port of Watchet, steeped in Maritime...

  11. Walk 3: Circular Walk to Dunster

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    Walk 3: Circular Walk to Dunster

    Type

    Walking Route

    Minehead

    This walk takes you from the shingle beach at...

  12. Walk 6 - Circular Walk to St Audries

    Walk 6 - Circular Walk to St Audries

    Type

    Walking Route

    The circular walk centred on St Audries Beach is...

  13. Walk 2: Doniford to East Quantoxhead

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    Walk 2: Doniford to East Quantoxhead

    Type

    Walking Route

    Minehead

    This stretch of the coast path from Doniford to...

  14. Southwest Tailored Tours (Wells)

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    Southwest Tailored Tours (Wells)

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    Guided Tour

    Wells

    Why not get the most out of your visit to Bath...

  15. Walk 9: Circular Walk around Bridgwater Docks & Town

    Walk 9: Circular Walk around Bridgwater Docks & Town

    Type

    Walking Route

    The walk around historic Bridgwater fittingly...

  16. Southwest Tailored Tours (Bath)

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    Southwest Tailored Tours (Bath)

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    Guided Tour

    Bath

    Why not get the most out of your visit to Bath...

  17. Walk 8 - Circular Walk around Lilstock

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    Walk 8 - Circular Walk around Lilstock

    Type

    Walking Route

    Minehead

    Amazing rock formations are revealed at low-tide...

  18. Walk 5: Circular Walk around Brean Down

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    Walk 5: Circular Walk around Brean Down

    Type

    Walking Route

    Burnham On Sea

    Brean Down is a promontory of the Mendips Hills...

  19. Walk 10: Steart

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    Walk 10: Steart

    Type

    Walking Route

    Bridgwater

    The walk centred on Steart Marshes opens up a...

  20. Walk 1: Minehead to Brean

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    Walk 1: Minehead to Brean

    Type

    Walking Route

    Minehead

    Explore some of Somerset’s superb coast with a...

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