Author: James Hood

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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Batcombe and its Bottom

This longer walk visits Batcombe Bottom and Batcombe itself, before returning via Moor Lane and Henley Grove Farm. From September 2022 the Three Horshoes should reopen as a pleasant stop-off. Some great views and deeply rural countryside.

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To the Montague Inn (Shepton Montague)

An easy 3-mile walk (each way) avoiding roads where possible to The Montague Inn. Some muddy patches and several stiles of varying quality, some of which can be overgrown in summer months.

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To Castle Cary

A quiet on road or scenic off road route to Castle Cary. About 3.5 miles (slightly longer for the off road route) and 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 45 mins each way. Off road route is moderate in winter and the wet, otherwise easy, as is the on road route.

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