Author: James Hood

Closure of footbridge in Bruton

The temporary but indefinite closure of this footbridge for safety reasons brings a very short diversion to many of the walks on this site. A map of the diversion is given here, but the walks themselves have not been amended.

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This easy walk climbs gently up the hills to the south of Bruton to reach the ancient road of Hardway. It then takes the route of the less ancient Stourhead to Redlynch coach road and returns to Bruton by the Macmillan Way.

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Godminster, Pitcombe and Cole

This new walk ambles ambles through rural landscapes to the south of Bruton, visiting pretty Pitcombe Church. Cows and sheep, a couple of tricky stiles and two short steep descents make this a moderate but not a challenging walk. 5 miles (8 km), two to two and a half hours.

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Creech Hill from the east

From the southern flank of Creech Hill, the view extends from Alfred’s Tower in Wiltshire to the east and Cranborne Chase in Dorset to the south, to the Brendon Hills and Devon border 40 miles west. Much of Somerset is visible in between. This new walk takes full advantage of the view but avoids the steep climbs of most routes up the Hill. 6 miles, 9.5 km, two hours 20 minutes to three hours, moderate.

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Cole (Set 2 No 8)

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

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