There are a number of interesting walks in and around Shepton Mallet, taking in many of the historical and industrial features which make the town so special. A selection of walks are listed below. The Town Council, in partnership with Mendip Ramblers Association, Mendip District Council and Ordnance Survey have also produced a booklet "Walk Around Shepton Mallet". Please ensure that at all times you adhere to the Countryside Code. Contact the Beacon Hill Society in regard of Beacon Hill Wood. Further walks around the Mendips and indeed Somerset can be obtained from Walking In Somerset.
The Mendip Society are an organisation of people who care for the Mendip Hills.
Walk leaflets covering the local villages and the town itself are produced in an attractive and practical folder. These walks cover both rural walks and more detailed walks around nearby villages. The pack can be obtained from the town's Tourist Information Centre.