Walks from our door across the Mendips or Loxton Valley, plus many more just a short drive away.

There are a large number of easy/medium difficulty walks nearby (mainly easy, and some ‘flat’).  Your cottage has copies of the favourite walks with maps and directions.  Here are some listed below.

Strawberry Line

The Strawberry Line Path is an ambitious project aiming to create a continuous 30-mile traffic-free path spanning Mid-Somerset from Clevedon to Shepton Mallet. It will follow as much of the old Strawberry Line trackbed as possible, and represents a wonderful opportunity to open up the countryside for cyclists, walkers of all ages, runners, parents with buggies and wheelchair users.

Currently the line runs from Yatton to Cheddar and you can join the line in Winscombe (either by the bridge over the A371 or from the Rugby Club car park.

A car free path and is pretty much flat throughout.

Chew Valley Lake

Largest man made lake in the south west of England.  You cant get around the whole perimeter of 8 miles but a walk is documented here.

The Yeo Valley Organic farm is nearby and is worth a visit.

Mendip Hills (An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) – Crook Peak

The Mendip Hills start nearby and you can walk to Crook Peak in 40 minutes from Home Farm – giving you 360 views of the Somerset Flats, the Severn Estuary across to Wales, the North Devon coast and on a clear day you can see the Glastonbury TOR.

Going away from Home Farm you can walk the Mendips into Axbridge and Cheddar and beyond.

Cheddar Reservoir

Supplying fresh water to Bristol and parts of North Somerset this reservoir is 2 miles around.

Parking is available in two spots – Axbridge and Cheddar.

A flat walk all the way and plenty of birds to see feeding.

Dogs on a lead.

Kings Wood

On the outskirts of Winscombe starting in the car park next to the A38 you can either travel slightly downwards thru the woods and end up at the New Inn for lunch, or go uphill towards Crook Peak – a little longer but the easiest climb to reach Crook Peak.

Brean Down  (National Trust), and Brean Sands

Find your way to the car park next to Brean Point and either walk up and out along the point into the sea – around 1.5 miles to end and back (great views across to Wales and into Weston Super mare).  See a disused fort at the end of the point.

Or from the same car park walk as many miles as you want along Brean Sands – which stretch down to Burnham some 9 miles away