Somerset and The West Mendips

Bath and West Country Walks

Wells and The Mendips  £240pp £100ss

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Wells and the Mendips

A short Break walking holiday centred on the second smallest City in England, Wells. Commence your holiday any day you like – subject to availability of accommodation.

Wells provides a perfect centre to explore the beauty and richness of the unspoilt Somerset countryside and villages with the Mendip Hills to the North and the broad wetlands to the South. The magnificent Gothic Cathedral and Cathedral Green is the centrepiece of this busy market town. It is a place to relax and enjoy the wealth of the surrounding countryside.

You will have an opportunity to visit some of the famous heritage sites of the Mendips as well as enjoy the tranquillity of the surrounding area.

You will be centre based in Wells staying at Cadgwith House a highly recommended four diamond bed and breakfast accommodation.

It is possible to stay extra nights in Wells if requested at the time of booking.

Your Programme

Day 1:

Arrive at your accommodation

Day 2: Wells - Wookey Hole (7mls/11kms)

You will leave Wells and make your way into the peaceful countryside and climb gently to the open heights of the Mendips. The walk takes you into the beautiful National Trust Ebbor Gorge Nature Reserve, with one of the best vantage points in Somerset. You move onwards towards the pretty village of Wookey and the famous Wookey Hole Caves. The route returns back to Wells through pleasant woodland.

Day 3: Glastonbury Tor (6mls/10kms)

This day will take you to the internationally known historic town of Glastonbury situated at the heart of The Somerset Levels. Glastonbury is connected with the history of Christianity, as well as with the legend of King Arthur, who along with his wife Guinevere, is reputed to be buried in the majestic Abbey grounds. The Tor forms a striking local land mark and view point just begging to be climbed, the views from the top are just magnificent.

Day4: Wells -Croscombe -Dinder (E:7.5mls/12kms)

From the Bishop’s Palace we walk to Kings Castle Wood and then join the East Mendip Way, with wonderful views of the Somerset Levels and Glastonbury, to the village of Croscombe. Leaving Croscombe we make our way over pastureland and follow the River Sheppey to the pretty village of Dinder and onward back to Wells.

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