3.3 of 5 (33 votes)

A South Somerset stroll

A leisurely walk (countryside) in Somerset, England, about 9.40km (5.84 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 181m (593ft)
Descent 186m (610ft)
Max. Elevation 190m (623ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 367m (1203ft)
Start & End
Distance 9.40km
Duration ~3:15h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by GaryShipp on 16 Jun 2011
This circular walk takes in the sights of the lovely little town of Bruton. It heads out into the lush farmlands that surround to take you up to the local high spot of Creech Hill with beautiful views over much of the county. Coming back, you are treated to some more local delights, and an enchanting far off glimpse of Glastonbury Tor.

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Walk Map

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OS Grid ST687348
Start at the station. Services run between Gloucester, Bristol and Weymouth, with London mainline connections from Castle Cary and Westbury.
OS Grid ST681347
Take time to wander down by the side of the river, cross the ancient stepping stones, and explore the wonderful 'Bartons' towards the High Street.
About 0.60 km (~0.37 miles) from
OS Grid ST677351
Go up the lane, cross the stream and turn left shortly afterwards (the track continues staight on, but this is a farmers access lane only).
About 0.59 km (~0.37 miles) from
OS Grid ST674352
This is especially beautiful in late spring when the wild garlic is out in force, and the scent an assault on the senses!
About 0.35 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid ST668352
Turn right at the four way junction and head further up the hill.
About 0.59 km (~0.37 miles) from
OS Grid ST672362
Be careful of traffic here. Turn left after 100 metres or so.
About 1.10 km (~0.68 miles) from
OS Grid ST668364
Wonderful views of the surrounding countryside from here, out across the Somerset Levels and over to the Mendips. You might also be able to spot Glastonbury Tor in the distance too. Behind you the wooded slopes of Bruton Forest lead up to Kind Arthur's Tower.
About 0.45 km (~0.28 miles) from
OS Grid ST661362
Head downhill towards the church in the village.
About 0.80 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid ST659357
A careful selection of paths will regain height to reach the lane above the steep section. Head alond the lane in south-easterly direction, then take the footpath at the sharp left hand bend.
About 0.52 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid ST660349
Be careful of fast moving traffic as you cross the road.
About 0.84 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid ST660343
An interesting spot here, with evidence of the old railway line between Evercreech and Wincanton and the lovely little village chapel. I'm unsure on access to this I'm afraid.
About 0.54 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid ST668344
Look to your left and you'll see the silo's of Wyke Farm, famous producers of dairy products. As you cross the stiles on the way up this grassy ascent, be sure to look behind you and admire the view back across to Glastonbury Tor.
About 0.80 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid ST674345
This lane heads right back into the town of Bruton, with a steep little descent right at the end. You'll pop out by the petrol station and convenience store.
About 0.57 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid ST681347
Along the High Street you'll find a choice of refreshment stops, ideal for a rest whilst you wait on your train / bus home.
About 0.76 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid ST686348
Trains run approximately every 2 hours, with some notable exceptions and a patchier services on sundays / bank holidays.
About 0.50 km (~0.31 miles) from

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11 Dec 2015

Thanks, Rod! It really is a hobby and we're glad you find it useful. We're currently working on a complete overhaul of the site (with usuability and much more in mind).

Rod Little
11 Dec 2015
Walking Routes

An informative and clearly laid out site. Brilliant!

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