The Quantock Hills Walking Festival

Saturday 27th June and Sunday 28th June 2020

Feedback from our 2019 festival:

 

‘Thank you all for putting on the Festival. I really enjoyed my two walks and look forward to next year’s activities!

All best wishes

Dorothy, Combe Florey, Somerset’

 

 ‘At every opportunity over the coming weeks I will be praising The Quantock Hills Walking Festival. Hopefully see you all again in 2020.

Happy walking

Finbarr, Desborough, Northampton’

 

‘Well done on a lovely festival of walks. Everyone I saw had a smile on their faces!

Kind regards

Linda, Cannington, Somerset’

This years festival is supported by the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme 

Upcoming Events
Quantock Beacons & Posts - 8 Miles / 4 hours
Sat, Jun 27
St Mary's Church Centre
Jun 27, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
St Mary's Church Centre, 27 St Mary St, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater TA5 1LJ, UK
A challenging walk along the north western edge of the Quantock Hills from West Quantoxhead to Halsway Post, with spectacular views over the Brendon Hills to Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor. Returning to Nether Stowey via Dead Woman's Ditch and Rectory Wood.
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Reimagining the Manor – The ancient Quantock manors of Broomfield and Goathurst - 9 miles / 4.5 hours
Sat, Jun 27
St Mary's Church Centre
Jun 27, 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM
St Mary's Church Centre, 27 St Mary St, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater TA5 1LJ, UK
A circular walk from Fyne Court, former home of Andrew Crosse, the ‘Wizard of the Quantocks', across the fields and through the 18th century parkland of Halswell House to the small village of Goathurst.
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'The ‘Roaring Dell', ‘The Shadowy Main' and the 'Heathy Hills' beneath the ‘Wide, Wide Heaven’ - 5 miles / 4 hours
Sat, Jun 27
St Mary's Church Centre
Jun 27, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
St Mary's Church Centre, 27 St Mary St, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater TA5 1LJ, UK
An atmospheric circular Quantock walk from Holford, in the footsteps of the Romantic poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth.
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Steart Peninsular and Marshes: A working wetland wildlife walk - 4 miles / 3 hours
Sat, Jun 27
St Mary's Church Centre
Jun 27, 11:15 AM – 2:45 PM
St Mary's Church Centre, 27 St Mary St, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater TA5 1LJ, UK
A guided walk around one of the UK's largest wetland habitat creation projects. Your WWT volunteer warden will explain the background to the creation of the reserve, plans for the future, the importance of the Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve and help identify any birds seen. Bring binoculars.
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From the Tops to the Bottoms! - 10 miles / 5 hours
Sun, Jun 28
St Mary's Church Centre
Jun 28, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
St Mary's Church Centre, 27 St Mary St, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater TA5 1LJ, UK
A challenging walk, starting from Cothelstone Hill, at the southern end of the Quantocks, we follow the Macmillan Way West to Crowcombe Park Gate via Lydeard Hill and Wills Neck, the Quantock’s highest summit at 384m, before dropping down to Holford Combe and returning to Nether Stowey.
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A Walk on the Wild Side - 5 miles / 4 hours
Sun, Jun 28
St Mary's Church Centre
Jun 28, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
St Mary's Church Centre, 27 St Mary St, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater TA5 1LJ, UK
A leisurely walk identifying the Quantock flora and fauna along the way. Our route follows the start of the Coleridge Way up to Dowsborough iron-age hillfort with magnificent views across the Bristol Channel to the South Wales coast. We will return to Nether Stowey via Five Lords and Bincombe.
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Coleridge's Pubs - 8 miles / 4.5 hours
Sun, Jun 28
St Mary's Church Centre
Jun 28, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
St Mary's Church Centre, 27 St Mary St, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater TA5 1LJ, UK
A circular route from Nether Stowey visiting the sites of ale houses Coleridge would have known and loved. Start with a taste of an 18th century style ale at Stowey Brewery before heading off over the Quantocks to The Plough Inn at Holford for a midday pint.
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Nether Stowey is Pokemon Go! – 1.5 miles / 2 hours
Sun, Jun 28
St Mary's Church Centre
Jun 28, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
St Mary's Church Centre, 27 St Mary St, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater TA5 1LJ, UK
A family friendly stroll around the village tracking down your favourite Pokemon characters followed by refreshments in the Church Centre. Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
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