North Somerset Walks


Dig deep into Shipham’s mines

Dig deep into Shipham’s mines


Walk information Distance: 4.75 miles Difficulty: easy with some stiles, ups and downs, and one steep-ish short hill Duration: About 2-3 hours Map: OS Explorer 141

This circular walk features in the new book Miles More Mendip, by Sue Gearing and Les Davies. From the car park, head towards the village hall entrance. Immediately turn right on a footpath which goes down under trees. The path comes out onto the open playing field. Continue on, cross a stile, and descend through the bumpy land, the remains of former lead mining. Go to the right of a closed reservoir and head down to the wall below. Turn left on the path alongside the wall. Cross right over a pipe stile and go through the field and onto the main road. Cross to the Star Inn (#1 on map). Take the No Through Road to the right. At the top, reach a bridleway track (#2) going left, with a Bristol Water installation on the corner. The pure Mendip water is thanks to filtration through many layers of limestone.

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