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Somerset

Bath & West Country Festival

Held at the Bath & West Showground on the August Bank Holiday weekend 27 – 29th August 2021. The Festival will feature a range of activities, demonstrations, and entertainment, including interactive activities, fast pace excitement in the Main Ring and a food hall experience. Some of the finest food and drink in Britain will be available, ranging from street food to to your typical sit down food, to the finest produce you can take home to cook and share with all the family. The open-air Showground will allow visitors to enjoy their day in a fun and safe manner.

Bath & West Country Festival
The Showgound
Shepton Mallet
Somerset
BA4 6QN
United Kingdom

The South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path itself is 630 miles long and is the longest National Trail in the country. Starting at Minehead in Somerset it runs along the coastline of Exmoor, continuing along the coast of North Devon into Cornwall. It follows the entire coastline of Cornwall, goes across the mouth of the River Tamar and continues into Devon. After running along the south coast of Devon it then follows the Dorset coastline before finally ending at Poole Harbour.

Although the Coast Path is usually described in this anti-clockwise direction, from Minehead to Poole, this is purely convention and there is no reason why it cannot be walked in the opposite direction. It is well signed in both directions.

Whether you are having an afternoon stroll or you want to challenge yourself to walking the whole 630 miles, you have come to the right place to start your journey. You might enjoy cream teas or seal spotting. You might simply enjoy walking or local history. The South West Coast Path is there for us all to enjoy and we hope you love it as much as we do.

Cheddar Gorge Walks

At almost 400ft deep and 3 miles long, this is England’s largest gorge, and with its weathered crags and pinnacles, one of our most spectacular natural sites.
It plays host to a varied community of specialized plants and wildlife, many of which you’ll get to spot on this exhilarating circular walk.

This is a moderate 5 mile route along paths. Several stiles and kissing gates, rough walking in sections and some steep climbs.

Pay and Display car parks on both sides of The Gorge, so plenty of parking close by.

For more information and directions, click on the link – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cheddar-gorge/trails/cheddar-gorge-walk

 

Brent Knoll Walks

This is a walk along country footpaths that is very steep at the top, where some steps are included. This walk is not for the faint hearted but if you make the effort the rewards are spectacular.

There are two routes up the lower slopes of the hill, one starting at the Church and the other starting from Manor Farm.

Catch your breath, and take in the stunning views. You can walk all around the top of the knoll, where you can see the grassy remains of the Iron Age hill fort, Ordinance Survey and Queens Golden Jubilee markers.

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