There’s a lot more to Somerset than scrumpy cider, cheddar cheese and the Glastonbury Festival. It’s a county of contrasts: moorlands and marshes, castle and caverns, cheese and strawberries, gorges and tors. With a variety of landscapes, extraordinary buildings, fascinating wildlife, and history round every corner – not to mention some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet – Somerset is simply asking to be explored. This selection of 40 circular walks will help you make the most of the uplands and lowlands, woodlands and wetlands of Somerset – ‘the land of the summer people’.

96 pages / 105mm x 148mm / step inside the guide

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Ah, Somerset! Even the name brings on a warm glow, conjuring up images of apple orchards, thatched cottages and wildflower meadows. Somerset is all of those and more. It’s the home of cider and the Glastonbury Festival. It is the place where King Alfred burned cakes and defeated Danes, and where, some say, King Arthur held court at Camelot. It is a land of history and heroes, of moorland and marsh, heritage railways and hi-tech helicopters, of beauty and mystery in equal measure. What other county in England can boast such a variety of scenery as Somerset? And there can surely be none with such extremes of topography. At one end (literally) is the great upland wilderness of Exmoor, at the other the pastoral tranquility of the apple orchards.


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