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20 Yorkshire Walks with only one map OL21

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20 Walks in the Yorkshire Dales with only one map OL2

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Somerset Walks

Somerset, sandwiched between Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire is to many merely home to a chunk of the M5, down which hoards zoom to Devon and Cornwall. Lovers of the countryside and walking who dismiss it in this way are missing a trick because it has some delightful rolling rural scenery, including the majority of Exmoor and the Quantock and Blackdown Hills.

Its countryside is very varied because in addition to the moors and hills, there are the Somerset Levels, a vast area of incredibly flat land, where you can see for miles and is good for birdwatching.

It is famous for various towns and villages, including Glastonbury, Dulverton and Dunster inland and seaside resorts such as Minehead and Weston-super-Mare.

The South West Coast Path starts in Minehead, reaching Poole in Dorset some 630 miles later. Some of the following walks utilise sections of it.

There are a series of Official South West Coast Path Guides.

Poets Coleridge and Wordsworth resided in the county at one time.

Somerset has many, beautiful, sleepy villages tucked away down narrow lanes with chocolate-box thatched roofs, looking as though time has stood still. One of the best features of these (from my point of view!) is that a good proportion have some delightful pubs!

Somerset Reading List

Scroll down to see Somerset walks.


Somerset Walks With "Traffic Light" Rating

For an explanation of the "traffic light "rating see My Walks page.

Each symbol = 2 miles

The start point for all walks can be located on Google Maps. Click here.

Dunkery Beacon (Exmoor)
East Quantoxhead to Lilstock
Holford to Beacon Hill (Quantock Hills)
Selworthy Beacon
Will's Neck

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