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...

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...

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...

August 30, 2018

Health Walks are designed to attract people of all ages who want to improve their health, meet new people as well as explore their local environment. Walking groups are led by trained Volunteer Walk Leaders who have reached the standard of delivery set by the national

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June 15, 2018

Local estate agent helps promote The Quantock Hills Walking Festival.

 We have just two weeks to go before the walking festival and we are all working hard on promotion to get as many people as possible to come along. We have been able to get some sponsorship from local...

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...

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