Category Archives: Somerset

Quantock Hills Hike – April 2018

Saturday 21st April 2018

I’d been asked about leading a walk as part of our walking group’s annual ‘Mini Walking Festival’. This takes place towards the end of June every year, on a Saturday and it just so happens that we will be heading south to the Quantock Hills next month.

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Crowcombe and the Quantocks

Sunday 25th March 2018

One week prior to this walk, Britain was again battered by the Siberian ‘Beast’, which delayed the event of what would become and enjoyable and dry day down on the Quantock Hills.

This was Jenny’s second walk-leading experience of the month – the first of which was also postponed due to snow. We’d start from the free village car park in Crowcombe, beneath the western edge of the hills.

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Snow on the Quantocks (December 2017)

Thursday 28th December 2017

One day prior to this walk, I’d seen numerous snow-filled photographs of the Quantock Hills and other high places, spread across social media. I had days to spare but didn’t want to wait too long in case it began to clear as quickly as it had arrived. So, it was down to the Quantocks, I would go.

This post is quite timely, as night-time temperatures have recently dropped below freezing in the UK and, down in Somerset, we’re being reminded of weather warnings and the constant threat of fresh snow.

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Pre-Christmas in Priddy

Sunday 24th December 2017

Christmas Eve! Freeom from work for the ten days that would follow!

One day before the highlight of the week and I’d decided to head out for a walk on the Mendip Hills. This walk began in Priddy, which is only a thirty-minute drive from home.

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River Parrett Trail: Burrowbridge to Langport

Sunday 10th December 2017

Along with walking more of the Severn Way long-distance footpath, there’s a chance I’ll be able to complete the River Parrett Trail in 2018.

It’s only fifty-miles in length (same as the full Mendip Way) and could be completed in a short series of circular walks. From Steart in Somerset, at one end of the West Somerset Coast Path; it continues south, it follows the river south to its source, across the border and in to Devon.

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Highbridge to Hunstpill

Saturday 25th November 2017

One week earlier, I was exploring the coast path and countryside of Pembrokeshire.

In stark contrast to that, I decided to head south and for a partly-familiar walk in Somerset, following a small portion of the official England Coast Path, as opened in 2016.

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East Mendip Way: Croscombe to Cranmore Tower

Saturday 14th October 2017

I’ve walked the full-distance of the West Mendip Way several times now. But I never venture in the other direction to follow the East Mendip Way.

This is the first of two walks where I attempt to complete the nineteen-mile trail, which crosses Somerset from Wells to Frome.

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