Somerset’s Rights of Way volunteer community is back active and working with a few adjustments as lock-down continues to ease – and there are plenty of opportunities available to be part of it.

Somerset County Council has five volunteering roles in the Rights of Way tea...

June 1, 2020

John Harris’s website Walking in England has a wealth of information on self-guided walks, walking clubs and societies, walking books and other resources. Stowey Walking in now listed in the Somerset section of the site.

Walking in Somerset

March 10, 2020

Setting out from Lynmouth. 

Last summer a group of friends and I hiked the 51 miles of The Coleridge Way from Lynmouth to Nether Stowey over the course of just two days. That’s the equivalent of hiking a whole marathon per day. Why did we undertake such a Herculean...

January 17, 2020

On a blustery day in January I joined a group of 11 of us on a guided walk at Hinkley Point. The walk was led by Ben Bryant, Hinkley Point B Warden employed by Somerset Wildlife Trust. Ben led us down past the perimeter fence of the power station and out onto the sea d...

January 11, 2020

Stowey Walking is pleased to be one of many local groups who will be working with the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme on a variety of initiatives helping to enhance the Quantock Hills area for both local people and visitors over the next five years. Specific sche...

November 27, 2019

After a night out in Weston we decided to chase the cobwebs away by walking up Crook Peak in the Mendip Hills. We had passed this landmark hill so many times when travelling up and down the M5 and always said we should climb up it, so today was the day. As we left West...

October 21, 2019

There are many ways in which we can help nature –and it badly needs our help! The latest State of Nature Report shows that many of our native species are in trouble, with some in steep decline. Each one of us can do our bit to help slow or reverse that decline. One pra...

September 2, 2019

Residents of Nether Stowey and members of Nether Stowey Parish Council gathered together in the centre of the village to celebrate the launch of two new amenities for Nether Stowey.

Stowey Walking and Stowey Green Spaces have worked together to create a new interpretati...

February 13, 2019

Stowey Walking are pleased to be working with Independent Hostels UK this year who will be helping to promote the Quantock Hills Walking Festival on 22nd & 23rd June via the walking festival page on their website and via social media.

Whether you are walking a national...

October 24, 2018

Some-time ago a flight of steps was unearthed on the northern side of the A39 between Nether Stowey and Inwood Farm. Since the new farm shop, Paisley’s opened and with the increase in visitors to Quantock Lakes more residents and visitors have been using the old A39 to...

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