A guide to popular walks in and around Bruton, Somerset


This longer walk visits the attractive and deeply rural village of South Brewham. It has excellent views of Alfred’s Tower and the Stourhead ridge. 7 miles /11 km, 2 hours 35 minutes to 3 hours 20 minutes, moderate.

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This walk goes gently uphill through fields to the hamlet of Redlynch and the attractive church of St Peter. Good views to Alfred’s Tower and Creech Hill on the return journey. 4 miles / 6.5 km, 90-120 minutes, easy.

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Cole, Hadspen and Pitcombe

THE FOOTPATH ON PART OF THIS WALK IS CLOSED AT JANUARY 2021 BUT AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE IS AVAILABLE. This longer walk visits three of the attractive hamlets to the south west of Bruton as well as Pitcombe Church. Moderate, 6 miles / 10 km, 2 hrs 15 mins to 3 hrs.

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Old Walks Leaflets

A series of 18 walks were published as leaflets between 1998 and 2006. The walks, some of which are long, are still worth trying, but the directions can no longer be relied upon, so it is best to take an OS Map too.

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This shorter walk visits the pretty hamlet of Cole, and returns through lovely countryside along the River Brue, on footpaths and quiet roads. Easy (apart from one very short section), 3 miles / 5 km, 70 to 90 minutes.

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