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Mendip Hills AONB - Explorer Routes on Foot

Mendip Hills AONB

Mendip Hills AONB - Explorer Routes on Foot

Collection by Mendip Hills AONB

10

Tours

23:01 h

44.2 mi

4,800 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 circular routes around 2 or 3 hours long or less, with varying terrain and plenty of Mendip special qualities to explore. Experiencing the best that Mendip has to offer in terms of views, landscape and wildlife. There's something for everyone here.Routes cover OS Map Explorer 141: Cheddar Gorge & Mendip Hills, OS Map Explorer 153 Weston-Super-Mare & Bleadon Hill RESPECT - PROTECT - ENJOY
Sections of our routes travel through wildlife friendly areas. Please be aware of this and know your Countryside Code and adventure responsibly
• 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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    Intermediate
    02:47
    6.01 mi
    2.2 mph
    750 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
  • Intermediate
    02:16
    5.00 mi
    2.2 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • 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.

  • Intermediate
    02:16
    3.19 mi
    1.4 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Starting at Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve car park - This hike takes you up through the magnificent Ebbor Gorge once the site of the old river Axe full to the brim with secret nooks and hidden gems to explore. Take extra care as the climb up through the gorge is technical and requires sure footedness. Once you reach the …

  • Easy
    01:34
    2.43 mi
    1.6 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Black Holes of Burrington will show you one of the Mendip Hills most exciting special qualities - the Mendip Caves! On this short hike you will see the entrances of 6 caves if you can find them! Some are obvious and easy to find and others might be trickier. The walk starts in the finest places to see Mendip …

  • Intermediate
    02:40
    5.74 mi
    2.1 mph
    800 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
  • Easy
    01:59
    2.98 mi
    1.5 mph
    475 ft
    450 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Starting at the Queens Arms Pub or close by, this walk starting in the tucked away village of Bleadon will take you on a short but steep climb up through the beautiful Hellenge Hill Nature Reserve. This site managed by Avon Wildlife Trust is a haven for wildlife. You'll enjoy panoramic views of the levels and over the Severn estuary …

  • Easy
    01:36
    2.23 mi
    1.4 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This walk is an alternative to the traditional Cheddar Gorge walk. It'll take you off the beaten track and through Mascall's Wood Nature Reserve as you enjoy views looking back along the Mendip South facing ridge. You'll follow the West Mendip Way to Mascall's Wood before heading uphill to join part of the gorge walk circular which will take you back down the hill into Cheddar.

  • Intermediate
    03:04
    5.15 mi
    1.7 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
  • Intermediate
    02:32
    6.04 mi
    2.4 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    44.2 mi
  • Duration
    23:01 h
  • Elevation
    4,800 ft

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