Walks around West Somerset

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Right from Willow and Hazel’s front door we are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to visit on foot. Steam & Stars is situated on the Macmillian Way West. Turn left or right to walk into countryside, quiet villages and beautiful scenery. A little more ambition will take you to Watchet and its small harbour with views towards South Wales. Take another route and you can get right up onto the Quantock Hills with stunning 360 degree views.  Or a 20 minute walk into Williton will reward you with great fish n chips, a terrific Indian restaurant and takeaway or a stop at a café. Clatworthy reservoir, nestled behind the Brandon Hills, is a perfect place to visit for a quiet circular walk around it’s shoreline, or to catch trout to bring back and prepare a meal on the outdoor cooking facilities.

Alternatively a short drive away there are other exciting places to visit. Dunkery Beacon (right), the highest point on Exmoor, is about a 30 minute drive. Historical Dunster Castle and Village about 20 minutes away. Steart marshes near Bridgwater for bird spotting and stunning scenery, St Audries bay and Kilve beach reveal low tide landscapes that are millions of years old. Look out for fossils too! Park up at Porlock Weir and walk around the bay to Bossington and the National Trust café.  Heading west from Porlock the walks become a little more adventurous but equally delightful.

A bit further out, park up at Lynmouth and take a ride on the funicular railway up to Lynton and the amazing Valley of the Rocks (left). It feels like dinosaurs could appear at any moment!  Great walks abound and the banks of the river Barle at Dulverton can be a good location to spot a Dipper if you’re really quiet.  A challenging walk around Wimbleball shoreline, about 9 miles, should build you up for lunch at the café while watching all the water-bound activities and nature along the route.

Posted by Admin on March 16th 2022

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