Somerset Walks

PUBLISHED: 09:58 06 January 2011 | UPDATED: 14:57 20 February 2013


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Somerset Walks

Whether you choose a woodland trail, a stroll through Lorna Doone country, a walk centred around impressive geological features or on spectacular viewpoints, our wonderful selection of Somerset walks, which feature monthly in the magazine, will bring you chance encounters with Exmoor ponies, feral goats, rabbits, kestrels, buzzards, red deer and butterflies.

Having read our walks here - and don't forget you can print them out to take with you - you might like to suggest your own favourites to share with others on the Forum. We would love to hear from you.

Through Ancient Trees is a 5.5-mile circular walk that leads you through the National Trust's Horner Woods on Exmoor. Perfect for springtime when the wildflowers are plentiful and leaves are exploding into fresh green.

Walk Doone Country takes in the scenery around Malmsmead and Oare and you can tackle this walk in either a 2.5-mile or a 6-mile option. Either way, the reward is the beautiful scenery that lies at the centre of RD Blackmore's great Exmoor novel, Lorna Doone.

Magical Mystery Tor leads us on a short (2.5-mile) walk from Glastonbury Abbey to the top of the Tor, but there is so much to see en route that it could well take you all day!

Cliffs and Caverns is a 6.5-mile circular walk from Burrington Combe in which you can enjoy some classic limestone scenery and superb views. Look out for climbers, cavers and feral goats!

Looking over the Levels is a gentle 4.5-mile walk that starts at Dundon, a typical Somerset stone and thatch village, and takes us over field paths and a country lane to a wonderful viewpoint over the Levels and the Polden Hills.

Gorge Gazing... just look at the spectacular views here beside Britain's largest gorge! This is a longish walk with a shorter option, and offers the chance to spot some interesting and varied flora and fauna.

Somerset Walks

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