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Primrose Walks & Hedgerow Hikes

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Originally published by the Quantock AONB Service as acceptable walks during the foot and mouth outbreak, these walks have proved to be very popular.

Please remember that the walks are along country lanes and that dogs and children should be kept under proper control.

Walk 1

Plan of walk 14.5 miles (approx 2 hrs)
This walk starts at the Quantock Hills AONB information board in the old village pound near the Rising Sun Inn - please park with care and respect for residents. As well as superb Quantock views the route opens up wonderful vistas across the Vale of Taunton Deane to the Blackdown Hills AONB. Look out for wild flowers along the old hedge banks and buzzards soaring over Tilbury Park.

Tilbury Park
Tilbury Park

For more information about West Bagborough see the external link to www.west-bagborough.co.uk

Walk 2

Plan of walk 2Distance between Crowcombe & Triscombe 1.5 miles
This walk is based around the village of Crowcombe and the settlement of Triscombe, both of which nestle under the western scarp of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In Crowcombe look out for the 13th Century Cross that marks the site of an ancient market and fair. This part of Somerset is famous for its old sunken lanes and flower-rich hedgebanks. Birds of prey such as the buzzard are a regular site soaring over the Quantock countryside.

More information about Crowcombe

Walk 3

Walk 3 plan4.5 miles (approx 2 hrs)
Nether Stowey is the eastern gateway to the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Saxon name indicating a 'stone way' for it linked the royal manors of Cannington and Williton. The village centre is a conservation area for its variety of interesting old buildings. This historic village was the home to Samuel Taylor Coleridge whose house (now owned by the National Trust) can be found in Lime Street.

More information about Nether Stowey

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Walk 4

Plan of walk 4 3.5 miles (approx 2 hrs)
This walk starts at the Church car park. The beautiful church is home to Hunky-Punks (a local breed of Gargoyle) that can be seen climbing the church walls. Kingston St Mary is the southern gateway to the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Superb views of Taunton Vale and the Blackdowns can be gained from the top of Volis Hill. The Swan Inn can provide a useful 'watering hole' towards the end of your walk

More information about Kingston St Mary

Walk 5

Plan of walk 56miles (approx 2 - 2.5 hrs)
This walk takes in the geologically intersting coast, showing rock stratification of international significance. Views across the Bristol Channel to Wales can be stunning, with the islands of Steepholm and Flatholm to the north. At Lilstock, once a working port, you can see the historic church of St Andrews, dating back to the 10th Century.

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