Walks in Somerset

There are few better ways to enjoy the outdoors than by exploring the countryside around Somerset. We've put together a few of the top spring walks for you to enjoy - there are plenty to try.

Visiting this spring 

In England and Northern Ireland, our gardens, parks and countryside remain open for local people to exercise. Shops, houses and other indoor areas are closed, and cafés are takeaway only. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority and we urge you to book your visits in advance and stay local. All places in Wales are currently closed. Please check the property webpage before you travel.

Bath Skyline in autumn colours

Bath Skyline walk

A 6-mile circular walk, just a short stroll from Bath city centre. Enter another world in the skyline hills above Bath, through meadows and ancient woodlands to secluded valleys.

Admiring the view at Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle garden tour

This varied walking route takes in the impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower as well as the Castle, with panoramic views over the Bristol Channel, surrounding countryside and the moorland of Exmoor. You will need to book your visit in advance.

Brean Down, coastal site, Somerset

Brean Down winter walk

Take a bracing winter walk with a steep climb to the top where you can be rewarded with fantastic views out across the Bristol Channel.

A frosty winter morning at Montacute House

Winter walks at Montacute House

Clear frosty days bring crunchy grass, wide reaching views and a changing landscape which is best explored on foot. At Montacute the garden and parkland is transformed, great for exploring, and there's a café serving takeaway winter warmers.

Cheddar Gorge geological features

Cheddar Gorge walk

With its weathered crags and pinnacles, Cheddar Gorge plays host to a varied community of specialised plants and wildlife.

Fyne Court is home to many species of fungi

Fyne Court wildlife walk

Discover a wealth of wildlife on this gentle walk around Fyne Court Estate, starting near the old buildings in the courtyard, then around broadleaved woodland and grazed meadows.

An ancient oak tree in Horner Wood on the Holnicote Estate, Somerset

Horner Wood ancient trees walk

Start with a picnic in the meadows before exploring this extensive ancient wood pasture, and greeting the deer, stag and impressive 500-year-old oak tree.