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142 - Shepton Mallet & Mendip Hills East
A linear, half-day riverside walk in England starting at Castle Cary, Somerset, about 8.9km (roughly 5.5 miles) long and suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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This simple walk connects two stations on the Heart of Wessex line, Castle Cary and Bruton. The route weaves in and out of the Brue Valley, giving you a mix of riverside walking and views from the tops. Finishing in Bruton, you should leave time to wander around the town before catching the train home, either to explore the hidden corners of this market town, or to enjoy a pint in one of its cosy pubs.
Castle Cary, OS Grid: ST634335 End: Bruton, Somerset, England, OS Grid: ST688347
About 1.2 km (roughly 0.7 miles) from 6OS Grid: ST677345
Follow the bridleway up a short steep path and around the back of Gants Mill and then on through Mill on the Brue activity centre - making sure you keep to the waymarkings and being wary of children flying through the air above your head!
About 0.8 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 7OS Grid: ST685348
Enjoy the delights of this charming little town before picking up the train home. Worth visiting the Bartons, the small holding yards where livestock were once kept on market days. They are just behind the High Street.
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