Local walks in Somerset

There are a number of circular and coastal walks in Somerset which lead through many picturesque towns, villages or beaches. You can take a short ten minute walk along the river bank from Wall Eden Farm to one of our local pubs; the Bason Bridge Inn. If you’d rather head out to make a day of it, why not try:

  • Black Down Hills – 35 minutes from Wall Eden
  • Quantock Hills – 35 minutes from Wall Eden (The Quantock Hills offer fantastic views across the Severn Estuary)
  • Mendip Hills – 25 minutes from Wall Eden
  • Kilve Beach (great for fossil hunting) – 40 minutes from Wall Eden (Lilstock to Kilve is a 3 mile walk, renowned for its idyllic setting and outstanding cream teas)
  • Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve – 15 minutes from Wall Eden (Shapwick offers a chance to get close to nature)
  • Brent Knoll – 10 minutes from Wall Eden (Brent Knoll has a short hill climb to the summit where a roman fort once stood. The views across the Somerset Levels and Severn Estuary are worth the climb)
  • Cheddar Caves – 25 minutes from Wall Eden (Cheddar Caves has a circular walk skirting the famous Cheddar Gorge and ending at Jacob’s Ladder before the assent down in to Cheddar Valley and village).

Guided Tours

Wells Cathedral

You could take a guided tour through the ancient city of Wells and discover a place full of history, with the world’s oldest working clock and resting place of Harry Patch, the last surviving british soilder of World War One. For more information go to www.wellswalkingtours.co.uk.

Walk The Coleridge Way – In the Footsteps of a Romantic Poet

Walk through the stunning Somerset countryside of the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor; a landscape that inspired Coleridge to produce some of his best known work. For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleridge-cottage.

Shepton Mallet Jailhouse Tours

Shepton Mallet prison, was built in 1610 and for the past 400 years has be home to 1000’s of criminals. Now its been opened to the public by Jailhouse tours, who run daily guided tours of the site, evening ghost tours, escape events, prison experience events and history days. Truly one of the UKs best visitor attractions Shepton Mallet prison tours are one not to be missed. Learn more by visiting www.jailhousetours.com.

Mayor’s Honorary Guides of Bath 

A genuinely free service (tips are NOT accepted) providing daily walking tours in Bath, starting from The Roman Pump Rooms and covering some of the main sights in the city including Abbey Church Yard, Queen Square, Royal Crescent, Circus etc. For more information, visit www.bathguides.org.uk.