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Somerset, the Mendips and Wiltshire Walks

Somerset, the Mendips and Wiltshire Walks

by: Nick Channer and Sue Viccars
175 miles of superb walking contrasts, described in 28 Outstanding Circular Walks makes this guide the ideal companion. From the heart of the Somerset Levels at Langport to the great natural wonder of Cheddar Gorge in the Mendip Hills, mystical Glastonbury to a marvel of British canal heritage at Caen Hill lock flight, and from Uffington's prehistoric White Horse to the racehorse gallops on Lambourn Downs, and including the world's most famous standing stones at Stonehenge.

Clear and easy to follow directions are accompanied by detailed Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale maps and specially commissioned photographs. With 28 colour-coded routes to choose from, all tried and tested by seasoned walkers and varying from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes, there is a walk to suit all situations.

The guide introduces you to the area and highlights the most scenic walks. Each walk entry begins with a box giving start, distance, height gain, time, parking and route terrain. This is followed by a short overview highlighting the routes features. The following route finding instructions have paragraphs numbered corresponding to numbers on the OS map making navigation safe and easy. There are GPS references for all the route waypoints and the route is highlighted in yellow on the OS map. The guide also includes information on where to park, good pubs and places of interest along the route.

The walk locations are:
Nunney Combe - 3.5 miles
Nettlebridge and Harridge Wood - 3.5 miles
Leigh Woods and the Avon Gorge - 3.5 miles
Devizes and Caen Hill Locks - 4 miles
Ilminster and Herne Hill - 4 miles
Old and new Wardour Castles - 4 miles
Fovant Down - 4.5 miles
Axbridge and Cheddar Reservoir - 4.75 miles
Langport and Muchelney Abbey - 5 miles
Salisbury and Old Sarum - 5.5 miles
Avebury, West Kennet and Silbury Hill - 6.5 miles
Weston Woods and Sand Bay - 6.5 miles
Lacock and Bowden Park - 6.5 miles
Uffington Monuments and Vale of the White Horse - 6.5 miles
Lambourne Downs - 7 miles
Bradford-on-Avon, Westwood and Avoncliff - 7 miles
Pewsey Downs - 7 miles
Tollard Royal and Win Green - 7 miles
Ham Hill, Montacute and Norton Sub Hamdon - 7 miles
Hinton Charterhouse and Wellow - 7 miles
Glastonbury - 7.25 miles
Cheddar Gorge - 6 miles
Stonehenge - 8 miles
Cadbury Castle and the Corton Ridge - 7.75 miles
Barbury Castle and Ogbourne St Andrew - 8.5 miles
Wells, Ebbor Gorge and Wookey Hole - 8.5 miles
Savernake Forest - 10 miles
Burrington Combe, Dolebury Warren and Black Down - 9.25 miles

ISBN 9780319090435 Pages 95 (2017) 133mm x 229mm

Price: 12.50