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Somerset on Foot

Somerset is a rural country full of rolling hills and vast spaces of land and is the perfect place to get out, stretch your legs and get some fresh air! We have put together some of the best places to walk in Somerset so you can make the most of your time.

Exmoor National Park

If you’re in Somerset you should definitely take a trip to Exmoor National Park. Exmoor National Park is regarded as one of the finest places to walk in the UK. Whether you are just looking to take a short stroll, or if you’re an experienced walker looking for a more challenging long distance walk, Exmoor National Park is the perfect place to explore. Exmoor Park stretches across 1000km of woodland, footpaths, bridleways and rivers so whatever route you take will be a scenic one. Click on this link here to find a map with a variety of routes you can take and the sights you can see along the way!

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(source:photos.whygo.com)

Canal Walks

Walk through space with the Bridgwater to Taunton canal walk. A true scale model of the solar system runs along six miles of the canal, so you can walk from planet to planet whilst also enjoying the picturesque view of the canal in all its natural beauty. The canal runs 15 miles between Bridgwater and Taunton so whether you tackle the whole the whole length or just part is up to you! There are plenty of rest stops and places to grab some refreshments along the way.

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(source: www.penninewaterways.co.uk)

Brean Down

Enjoy costal views as you walk along the Downs looking out onto the Bristol Channel from a height of almost 100 meters. Take in the sea breeze as you pass through the site of a Romano-Celtic Temple, the remains of a Celtic field system and the Iron-Age Hill Fort. Breath-taking views of South Wales, Somerset Levels, Quantocks and the Mendips can also be seen from this height. If you’re lucky you may even get to see some fossilised creatures including arctic foxes, horses and reindeer! The walk is just 3 miles and includes some steep steps and rocky and grassy paths.

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Combe Hill Wood

Combe Hill Wood is made up of 62 acres of stunning woodland, wood pasture, grassland and scrub.
Look out over the awe-inspiring views of the woodland and the moors, enjoy a picnic in the forest and see how many different types of wildlife you can spot! There are many different types of birds, rabbits, hares, foxes and roe deer to be spotted! There are many different sights to be seen around Combe Hill Wood, see the map below or click this link here to plan your route!

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(source: http://www.combehillwood.co.uk/maps-and-guides/)

Let us know which of these walks you have done and how you got on! Alternatively, if you know of any other great walks in Somerset let us know in the comment section below!

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