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From the Levels to the Mendips, the Quantocks to the Cotswolds, Somerset is a county of contrasts, full of historic towns crowned by the Georgian jewel that is the city of Bath.
  • Old Manor House B&B, Cross
    Please note: parking at the Old Manor House is strictly for guests only. Park in Cross village or start your walk elsewhere.
    • King’s Wood (2¼ miles): A disused railway and tunnel, a local nature reserve with orchids and ancient trees, and a wooded return.
    • Crook Peak & Compton Bishop (6 miles): Superb views from a rocky hilltop, returning via a pretty village and a path below the Mendip ridge.
    • Axbridge & Cheddar Reservoir (6½ miles): Visit a historic local town, returning via a bird-rich reservoir and a section of the atmospheric Somerset Levels.
  • The Blathwayt Arms, Lansdown nr Bath
    • Sir Bevill Grenville’s Monument (2½ miles): Stroll across a historic battlefield to a famous monument, with wide views en route.
    • Prospect Stile and the Racecourse (3¼ miles): Cross the golf course and racecourse to an Iron Age hill-fort and Cotswold Way viewpoint.
    • Woolley, Langridge and the Monument (5½ miles): Explore two attractive villages, returning via a historic Civil War monument with wide views .
  • The Woodborough Inn, Winscombe
    • Winscombe & the East Welll (2½ miles): A short, level walk along a former railway line and green lanes to a historic spring and village church.
    • Callow Drove & Shute Shelve Tunnel (4¼ miles): Fine views from the Mendip ridge, with an easy return through a disused railway tunnel.
    • Crook Peak (7½ miles): An energetic climb from a pretty village is rewarded with superb views over the Somerset Levels.