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Hiking the Mendip Hills AONB - The Mendip Way

Mendip Hills AONB

Hiking the Mendip Hills AONB - The Mendip Way

Collection by Mendip Hills AONB

4

Tours

23:28 h

51.9 mi

5,500 ft

An amazing 50 miles (80 kilometre) long-distance trail that takes in all the special qualities of the Mendip Hills. The West and East Mendip Way connect Weston-super-Mare, via Cheddar and Wells to Frome. A perfect 3 or 4 day walk.The West Mendip Way is largely in the Mendip Hills AONB and starts near the Bristol Channel at Uphill and climbs the Mendip Hills escarpment onto the Mendip plateau and across the top of Cheddar Gorge and down to Wells. The East Mendip Way continues from Wells to Frome passing to the north of Shepton Mallet and close to some of the limestone quarries. This 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 wildlifePlanning a walking holiday on the Mendip Way? The following companies offer self guided walking packages – Bath and West Country Walks and Encounter Walking HolidaysIf you are organising your own walking holiday but don’t want the burden of carrying heavy bags check out Visit Somerset’s Taxi Baggage Transfer ServiceThese stages and routes were put together by Kit P 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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Tours & Highlights

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    Difficult
    05:59
    12.9 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,300 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
  • Difficult
    07:17
    15.6 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,950 ft
    2,300 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • Intermediate
    04:22
    9.86 mi
    2.3 mph
    950 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
  • Difficult
    05:50
    13.5 mi
    2.3 mph
    775 ft
    1,000 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    4
  • Distance
    51.9 mi
  • Duration
    23:28 h
  • Elevation
    5,500 ft

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