Walking in Somerset is a glorious way to spend your time. Somerset is served by some of the country’s most unique landscapes and the many rights of way often take in ancient and important monuments, from earthworks to ancient spring’s and towers.
There are rights of way all around Applebarn Holidays and some very popular walking paths. You can walk from Applebarn to Glastonbury Tor in around an hour and from there you have walks through to the levels nature reserves and more.
West Pennard is an ideal starting place for walks as it is right on the edge of a large area of moors and also bordering hills. The landscape changes offer real diversity of environments and very enjoyable days walking.
Many of the walking paths will take you through villages and towns with the opportunity to stop and sample a local ale or cider as well as a fine lunch (for energy purposes of course).
Walking in Somerset takes you through some challenging terrain at times and remember the levels are below sea level so sturdy – and waterproof – walking shoes/boots are highly recommended.
To start planning your walks visit the Walking in Somerset website at http://www.walkinginsomerset.co.uk
Other Places to Visit...
Shapwick Heath and Ham Wall are absolutely spectacular RSPB nature reserves and are only two of several in the area.
Wells Cathedral attracts thousands of visitors a year and is an amazing day out for the whole family. You can hear the choir practise as well as explore the many rooms and walkways within the grounds. Also check out the Bishops Palace and the streets around the cathedral.
A stunning location only a short drive away from Applebarn. Explore the caves, get a lesson in rock climbing or abseiling or just walk the gorge. Don’t forget to visit the village for some cheese!