Abbotsham & Westward Ho!
This easy 5.5 mile (9Km) circular walk starts in Kipling Tors car park in Westwood Ho! Westward Ho! is the only settlement in England named after a book.
The route follows quiet country lanes, public footpaths, green lanes, and coast path. There are toilets near the start.
This walk was created by North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and has been reproduced with their permission.
Bantham to Thurlstone circular walk
Take in the old haunts of Saxons and smugglers, lush coastline and glittering sea, then amble back through the green fields of South Devon on this 3.5 mile circular walk.
The walk starts at Bantham beach carpark where there are toilets. The walk follows the coastal footpath, surfaced roads, fields and footpaths. There are 6 stiles and a steepish ascent and descent.
Beesands and Hallsands
All of maritime life is here on this 3.75 mile circular walk; Start Bay’s great sweep of sea and land, traditional fishing communities, and the mysterious and tragic lost village of Hallsands. The walk wends it way home again along green lanes and footpaths.
The walk starts at the seafront car park at Beesands. It follows the coastal path, surfaced roads, field footpaths, and green lanes. There are 2 flights of steps and 1 stile.
This walk has been reproduced with the kind permission of South Devon AONB.
Circular Walk around Brean Down
The circular walk around Brean Down is three miles long and is tidal so be sure to check the tide times although if the tide is in, there is a way through the National Trust Car Park.
This walk will take you along Brean beach at low tide to the National Trust cafe/shop. From there you will continue straight until you reach the Brean Down steps. Once you have arrived at the top of Brean Down, follow the path to the left all the way to the 1862 fort whilst taking in the stunning views of Weston Super Mare, Brean, Penarth and Cardiff.
On the way down there is a slope just left of the stairs which is an easier way down, at the bottom there is a cafe, shop and public toilets.
Circular Walk around Bridgwater Docks and Town
This walk is two miles long and incorporates plenty of Bridgwater's history and culture.
The walk starts by passing through the underpass and continuing until you reach Bridgwater Docks, from where you can walk past the docks and into the Town Centre. Once you have reached the town you will pass through two arcades and onto the delightful Blake Museum.
Be sure to stop in Castle Street which has been dubbed one of the best Georgian Streets in Somerset and is also home to Bridgwater Arts Centre. Once you have finished exploring Castle Street you can then follow the River Parrett all the way back to the docks and then retrace your steps to the Coast Path.
Circular Walk around Kilve
There are two routes you can take on this walk, either the short one which is 1.75 miles or the longer one which is 3.5 miles. This walk will take you along the Jurassic Coast and around the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The walk begins at the Pay and Display Car Park in Kilve and will then take you past the Oil Retort towards the cliff top where the view opens right up and you can see the beautiful hills. After this, the walk will take you right into the Quantocks and from here you can see across to Wales. The walk ends back in the village of Kilve where there are cafes and toilets.
Circular Walk around Lilstock
This walk is two miles long around the beautiful village of Lilstock.
The path starts at Lilstock Car Park, then takes you to St Andrew's Church where you can enter the churchyard and admire the beautiful and peaceful place. Once you leave the church you then have the fabulous views of the Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park in the distance. On this path you may be lucky enough see the rare Pyramid Orchid and occasionally the even rarer Bee Orchid.
The closest facilites on this walk are the public toilets in Kilve and Nether Stowey, which have shops and pubs as does Stogursey.
Circular Walk to Dunster
This walk starts off at the Shingle Beach and then takes you into the Medieval village of Dunster which is also one of the most romantic villages in Somerset.
On this walk you can see the wonderful Dunster Castle whilst taking in all the other beautiful scenery. On the way back you pass over the West Somerset Railway and then past Dunster Railway Station before heading back to the beach where you first started. This walk is three and a half miles long and takes around 2-3 hours depending on walking pace and time spent in Dunster.
Circular Walk to St Audries
This walk is 1 -1.5 miles long and is a tidal so please check the tide times before leaving.
The walk will start at the Car Park at Home Farm Holiday Park just off of Watchet Road, where there are toilets and a shop. From here you will need to follow the England Coast Path signs down to the beach. Once you arrive at the beach you will be able to see Somerset's Jurassic Coast at its best with the promise of fossils.
Above the sand is a pebble beach and limestone pavements with multi-coloured pebbles and sparkling quartz.
Doniford to East Quantoxhead
This is a 15 km tidal walk so be sure to check the tide times before you set off.
Based in the Quantock Hills the walk starts at Doniford Car Park and goes in a large circle around beautiful English Villages with stunning scenery. It is an ideal walk for nature lovers as you can spot a range of rare birds and unusual flowers such as Pyramid and Bee Orchids.
It's also a lovely walk for the whole family including the dog as long its kept under close control on working farmlands.
Noss Mayo and Revelstoke Drive circular walk
The many faces of maritme South Devon in one 4.5 mile walk; wild open sea and rugged coast, sheltered estuary, wooded riverbanks, and the waterfront village of Noss Mayo with its chocolate box charm.
The walk starts at Warren car park, and follows good footpaths and tracks.
This walk has been reproduced with the kind permission of South Devon AONB.
Silver, smoke and strawberries circular walk
This is a self-guided, circular, 6 mile walk around Combe Martin.
This walk through the North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a six mile, circular route that takes you on a journey through Combe Martin's industrial heritage.While you walk you will be looking at evidence that can still be found, to this day, of industry in the landscape. Combe Martin's heritage is different to that of its neighbouring towns, in that its remoteness and industry, which left it a 'shammick' of a town, dirty and industrial, meant that it was not visited by tourists until relatively recently. In the landscape today you can see evidence of silver mines, lime burning, maritime industries and market gardening, all the while taking in the beautiful coastal landscape of North Devon. As we walk thorough Combe Martin, names, buildings and fields reveal the industrial past of Combe Martin.
This walk was created by the North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and has been reproduced with their permission.
Steart Marshes Nature Reserve
On this walk you can either choose to go the short route which is 2.5 miles or the longer route which is 6 miles.
The walk starts at the WWT Car Park on Stert Drove. From here you follow the path towards Otterhampton Marsh. You will come to a viewing platform from where you can see right out across the Marsh.
Once you have taken in this fascinating view you can carry on to the Mendip Bird Hide which looks out over the main saltmarsh and Quantock Hide. From here if you opt for the shorter walk you can head back to the car park. If you choose to stay on the longer walk, you then have to follow either the Summer or the Winter walk because diversions are in place from September to April to protect over-wintering birds.
You then retrace your steps back to the car park taking in the last of the beautful views.
Watchet to Washford
This walk is 7.5 miles long with toilets and cafes in the villages you pass.
The walk starts off at the Esplanade in Watchet where you canhave a view of the Harbour and West Pier. You then walk down the Old Mineral Line and under the railway bridge. On this walk you have a choice of three different ways. You can go and visit Cleeve Abbey or you can continue on the circular walk or you can go to the heritage site of Dawes Castle. You can enjoy views of Wales, Steep Holm, Flat Holm and the Mendip Hills.