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Along the Quantocks

A moderate walk (countryside) starting and finishing in Somerset, England, about 19.70km (12.24 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 262m (859ft)
Loss 326m (1069ft)
Max. Elevation 360m (1181ft)
Elevation (total) 588m (1928ft)
Start
Combe Florey
End
Williton
Distance 19.70km
(12.24mi)
Duration ~6:30h
Difficulty  
Moderate
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 14 Jul 2015
This route takes in a long stretch of the Quantock Hills in west Somerset. Although low in height, these hills offer unbeatable views of the surrounding sights, including Exmoor, and of course the sea. Buses between Taunton and Minehead pass through Combe Florey and Williton.

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Waypoints

OS Grid ST150311
Take the bus to Combe Florey. From here, head away from the hills and follow the road out to Combe Wood.
OS Grid ST134319
At Combe Wood, turn right at the T-junction. Follow the West Deane Way
About 1.83 km (~1.14 miles) from
OS Grid ST162334
Follow the West Deane Way to Heathfield and then take a short cut along the road to West Bagborough.
About 3.14 km (~1.95 miles) from
OS Grid ST169334
From West Bagborough, take the track that heads steeply uphill onto the main ridge of the Quantocks.
About 0.74 km (~0.46 miles) from
OS Grid ST173344
At Lydeard Hill, turn left along the ridge of the Quantocks.
About 1.01 km (~0.63 miles) from
OS Grid ST163360
A fine stretch of the hills as you walk past Great Wood, which hugs the eastern slopes.
About 1.99 km (~1.24 miles) from
OS Grid ST129398
At Black Ball Hill, take the track to the left down the slopes.
About 5.05 km (~3.14 miles) from
OS Grid ST114399
Follow the foot of the Quantocks, rather than heading towards the road.
About 1.50 km (~0.93 miles) from
OS Grid ST113404
Turn left at the bridleway and head into Lower Weacombe.
About 0.59 km (~0.37 miles) from
OS Grid ST103405
At Lower Weacombe, take the footpath which will lead you to Williton.
About 0.93 km (~0.58 miles) from
OS Grid ST081414
Finish up in Williton for the bus home.
About 2.44 km (~1.52 miles) from

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