6 great walks in and around the Mendip Hills

PUBLISHED: 08:53 13 February 2020

Deerleap at the edge of the Mendips by Tony Buckley (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) via https://flic.kr/p/PNFv7d

Deerleap at the edge of the Mendips by Tony Buckley (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) via https://flic.kr/p/PNFv7d

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A selection of walks in and around the Mendip Hills AONB.

The Mendip Way

The Mendip Way covers a fabulously varied 50 miles, with some 7,000ft of ascent, stretching from the coast near Weston-super-Mare and travelling all the way to Frome.

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West Harptree and East Harptree

We head to the north east corner of the Mendip Hills, trailing through Harptree Combe, an area rich in woodland and wildlife, as well as local history.

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Compton Martin

Just down the round is Compton Martin, and it's here where we set off on a circular walk that explores the are that lies in between Chew Valley Lake and Blagdon Lake.

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Cheddar Complex

On the south eastern side of the Mendip Hills you will find tha famous village of Cheddar. Here you can find a series of three nature reserves: Long Road, Black Rock and Velvet Bottom.

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Cheddar Reservoir and Cheddar Wood Edge

Explore the area around Cheddar Reservoir and take in a section of the Strawberry Trail. If you're lucky enough with the weather, you may catch of glimpse of Cheddar Gorge.

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The Limestone Link

The Limestone Link is a 36-mile route with one end in Somerset and the other in Gloucestershire, beginning at Shipham, settled beneath the western end of the Mendips.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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