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...

November 3, 2017

Here in Nether Stowey and Over Stowey we have been accredited members of the Walkers Are Welcome community for just over a year now. Walkers Are Welcome nationally is now celebrating its tenth anniversary. In the last ten years, Walkers Are Welcome towns have developed...

September 27, 2017

‘I walked to Stowey in the evening … Coleridge returned with me, as far as the wood.’ - Dorothy Wordsworth

During their brief period of living in Somerset Coleridge and the Wordsworths saw each other almost daily, trekking back and forth from Stowey to Holford across th...

August 21, 2017

How often do people speed along the B3190 from Watchet, or the B3224 from Bishops Lydeard, towards Wheddon Cross? At the fork in the road near Raleigh’s Cross they notice Beulah Chapel, standing alone. The village Brendon Hill, where some 200 miners and their families...

August 7, 2017

Despite having lived in Somerset for more than 30 years I am ashamed to say there are still many stunning parts of it I have yet to explore. One that fell into that category until recently was Lilstock which is a real gem. I am even more red faced to admit that I only...

June 23, 2017

Last weekend 10th & 11th June saw an inundation of walkers in and around the Stoweys with rucksacks and walking poles. The event was the second Quantock Walking Festival run by Sedgemoor Ramblers, assisted this year by Stowey Walking. Over the weekend nine guided walks...

June 19, 2017

As the name suggests this is a walking group made up largely of people aged 60 and over with one or two in their 80s. There are three objectives of the group namely to keep fit, to mix with people of like mind and to enjoy country and coastal walks in the surrounding a...

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