A guide to popular walks in and around Bruton, Somerset

Hadspen (set 1 no 5)

This longer walk (an update of Walks Around Bruton series 1 no. 5) visits the hamlets of Wyke Champflower, Hadspen and Pitcombe. Great views, a varied landscape, and quite a few ups and downs. Expect mud in winter, and cattle in summer. 7 miles (11 km), 2 hrs 25 mins to 3 hours 15 mins. Moderate.

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Lamyatt (set 1 no. 4)

This medium length walk visits the attractive hamlet of Lamyatt and its Church and returns via the crest of Creech Hill and Greenscombe. One very steep descent, and parts can be very muddy in wet weather. 5 miles (8 km), 225 m of ascent. Two hours to two hours 30 minutes. Moderate.

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Brewham

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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Redlynch

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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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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Cole

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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