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Best trails in Somerset

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Trying to find the best Somerset trails? AllTrails has 163 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Taunton, Frome or Bath, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 106 easy trails in Somerset ranging from 0.6 to 12.8 miles and from 16 to 1,574 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Somerset
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#1 - Cheddar Gorge
Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
One of Britain's most spectacular natural landmarks. Discover its awe-inspiring cliffs to its extraordinary subterranean stalactite caves, revealing many secrets about our prehistoric ancestors. Caving and rock climbing is possible here. Please note the caves are currently off limits due to COVID-19. A tough uphill walk over a rocky surface to start with but spectacular views from the top of the gorge. There’s shade on the way up and back down, but very little on top of the gorge. Plenty of ice cream shops in cheddar once you’re done. It is recommended wearing good walking shoes as it’s rather rocky and you need a substantial amount of grip in some areas. Show more
#2 - Bath Skyline Walk
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
A good walk around Bath City with lovely views and sights to take in. It is more beneficial to follow it clockwise if you are new to this walk, as the National Trust has removed the signs directing you counter-clockwise so you could easily get lost by following the wrong path. There are lots of benches on the route to stop and have some lunch or relax and take in the views. There are some steep parts up and down on the route so good foot wear is recommended. Show more
#3 - Brean Down Fort
Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, England
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Brean Down stands 300 feet high and extends 1.5 miles into the Bristol Channel. It features prehistoric sites and a fort build in 1862 to protect against France under Napoleon III. Later the fort was rearmed at the start of WWII with a test site for some secret weapons. Currently the site is protected by the National Trust and a wide variety of wildlife and plants can be found in the area.Show more
#4 - Porlock Bay
Exmoor National Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
This hike encompasses both salt and freshwater marshland, beaches that are sometimes covered in driftwood from the stormy weather, and dramatic, gnarled cliffs.Show more
#5 - Cheddar Gorge and Batts Coombe Quarry Circular
Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 5 h 24 m
#6 - Historical Bath Walking Tour
Bath, Somerset, England
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 56 m
A walking tour of the World Heritage City of Bath The City of Bath and the beautiful countryside which surrounds it has been described as one of England's most beautiful places to visit. Very easy to navigate on foot, the city of Bath, boasts a unique and diverse range of restaurants, shops, theatres, pubs and architecture.Show more
#7 - South West Coast Path: Minehead to County Gate
Minehead, Somerset, England
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Length: 14.6 mi • Est. 7 h 40 m
Starting at the official start at Minehead, Selworthy Beacon, Culbone Woods etc, with views over favourite Exmoor walks such as Horner Woods and Dunkery Beacon. The section between Porlock Weir and Countisbury is mostly woodland and well sheltered. Show more
#8 - Clevedon to Portishead
Clevedon, Somerset, England
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Please note that the pub at the carpark is currently closed due to COVID 19.Show more
#9 - Mendips Circular Walk
Rowberrow Warren Wood
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
#10 - Shipham and Dolebury Warren
Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
A circular walk from the village of Shipham in the Mendip Hills, Somerset. The walk heads east to reach the pretty woodland of Rowberrow Warren, where you will follow a beautiful rocky stream along the valley bottom. Climbing high into the heart of the woodland the walk then takes you through the idyllic chalk grassland of Dolebury Warren and up to the old Iron Age hill fort. From this vantage point you will have panoramic views, including the Bristol Channel and the Welsh Coast on clear days. The walk includes several climbs and descents throughout, including some steep sections. The paths are a mixture of woodlands paths, grassland paths, farm tracks and tree-lined bridleways. Some stretches are quite rocky underfoot and a few parts can be muddy at times, so good boots are a must. You will need to negotiate a stream ford crossing (which is usually shallow enough for normal walking boots), a kissing gate, a simple gate plus four stiles. One stile has a dedicated dog gate and the other three have fence gaps suitable for medium-large dogs to pass through (our standard poodle managed just fine). There are a couple of crossings of the A38 road that need care - the road can be busy, but visibility is good. Whilst the route does not cross any farm pastures, cattle or sheep are sometimes present on the chalk grassland of Dolebury Warren as part of the National Trust's conservation grazing. Dogs are welcome on the whole route but please follow local signage for which areas they should be on a lead. Allow 3 hours. If you are looking for refreshments, Shipham village has a pub, a community cafe (with profits going to charity) and a village shop. Show more
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