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Mendip Hills AONB - Easy Going Adventures on Foot

Lauren Holt

Mendip Hills AONB - Easy Going Adventures on Foot

Collection by Mendip Hills AONB

9

Tours

10:40 h

24.5 mi

1,825 ft

The Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is one of England’s most special places – the limestone Mendip Hills with the lakes of the Chew Valley is a stunning landscape of steep slopes and undulating plateau punctuated by spectacular gorges and rocky outcrops. On the hilltops there are hundreds of ancient monuments, whilst on steeper slopes flower rich grasslands and wooded combes offer varied habitats for a wide variety of wildlife.This collection pulls together some fun adventures for those who fancy something a little more easy going over shorter distances with fewer steep climbs. Still getting the best of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.Routes cover OS Map Explorer 141: Cheddar Gorge & Mendip Hills, OS Map Explorer 153 Weston-Super-Mare & Bleadon Hill RESPECT - PROTECT - ENJOY
Sections of these routes travel through wildlife friendly areas. Please be aware of this and know your Countryside Code:
• Leave gates and property as you find them and keep to paths
• Leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home
• Keep dogs under effective control
• Be considerate of locals and others enjoying the outdoors
• Follow advice and local signs

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Tours & Highlights

  • Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
    Easy
    00:56
    2.29 mi
    2.5 mph
    25 ft
    25 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
  • Easy
    00:50
    1.99 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • Easy
    00:45
    1.78 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
  • Intermediate
    01:43
    3.73 mi
    2.2 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
  • Intermediate
    01:16
    2.82 mi
    2.2 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
  • Easy
    00:31
    1.25 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
  • Easy
    01:30
    3.54 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    150 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
  • Easy
    00:50
    1.62 mi
    1.9 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
  • Intermediate
    02:18
    5.45 mi
    2.4 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Starting at Stockhill Woods, this is a slightly longer walk but no challenging climbs and gentle easy going footpaths for most of the way. The route takes you through Priddy Mineries Nature Reserve, up over North Hill and past the Priddy Nine Barrows. Arriving in the village of Priddy and at the Queen Victoria pub for a pit stop. Then back to the car park via Eastwater taking in the drystone walls and views over Priddy.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    24.5 mi
  • Duration
    10:40 h
  • Elevation
    1,825 ft

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