Walking in Somerset
A spectacular natural sight awaits you at Cheddar Gorge, the largest gorge in England at about 400ft deep and 3 miles long. For gentle contrasts to Cheddar’s dramatic crags and pinnacles take a stroll through the Tudor parkland at Montacute House, and a river walk at Lytes Cary Manor is a tranquil haven.
Explore the famous cliffs of Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, on this exhilarating National Trust walking route.
Go on a scenic coastal walk across Brean Down and discover one of the great landmarks of the Somerset coastline with history to discover and wildlife to spot along the way.
A short walk through mixed woodland and nearby heathland that is a haven for native wildlife and has evidence of early human settlement.
Follow this circular coastal walk for wildlife, archaeological features and great views across the Bristol Channel to Wales.
This three-mile circular walk takes in some of the very best views on Exmoor. Along the way, you'll get to explore an Iron Age enclosure known as Bury Castle.
Choose from a number of routes taking between 30 minutes to 1 hour, with a river walk that loops around open fields.
A walk from Bossington village on the Holnicote Estate to Hurlstone Point is a must for spectacular sea views. Look out for porpoises and coastal birds.
There’s plenty to explore beyond the boundaries of Montacute House and garden with a number of walks that will take you through the Tudor parkland.
This wildlife-rich walk takes you through woodland, up Beacon Hill and back through lowland heathland. After taking in views across the Quantock Hills, look out for red deer, skylark and Dartford warbler.
A 3.5-mile walk around some of the quiet and scenic parts of Somerset's Quantock Hills, taking in ancient trackways used by humans for centuries.
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.
Explore an extensive ancient wood pasture including an impressive oak tree over 500 years old on a 2-mile walk. Look out for a wide variety of wildlife that make their home amongst these magnificent trees including deer and stags.
Discover an 8-mile walk through Selworthy village to Selworthy Woods. Take in far-reaching panoramic views from Selworthy Beacon before descending to Bossington's pebble beach. Enjoy history with coastal and countryside views along the way.
Tackle day two of the Exmoor walking challenge. It's a more challenging stretch but it's well worth the effort as you discover Heath fritillary butterflies on your route.
Discover a moderately challenging walk in the Somerset countryside taking in the beech-lined avenue, woodland and views around the edge of the National Trust's Wellington Monument.
This easy access trail for all the family takes in the rainforest surroundings of Exmoor National Park where you can discover a wealth of wildlife.
A challenging trail through tall, dense bracken and the best place to go in pursuit of the rare heath fritillary butterfly in the north of Exmoor National Park.
Climb up to the site of this Iron Age hillfort for stunning views across the Severn Estuary and Mendip Hills and a chance to spot wildlife including adders.