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Interesting Walks

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.

Short Walks

 Barren Down,
Windsor Hill,
Bowlish

3.5 miles

Bowlish,
Spring
Walk

3.5 miles

Croscombe
Rural
Walk

3 miles

West Shepton /
Friars Oven /
Darshall

6 miles

West Compton /
East Compton /
Cannards Grave

6 miles

Chelynch /
Doulting /
Shepton

Moderate Walks

East Compton /
Prestleigh /
Mendip Vale

8 miles

Downside /
Croscombe /
Bowlish Walk

8.5 miles

Fosse Way /
Ham Woods /
Windsor Hill

7 miles

Whitstone Hill /
Doulting /
Bodden

7 miles

   

Long Walks

Barren Down /
Beacon Hill /
Darshill

11 miles

 Bodden /
Cranmore /
Doulting

10.5 miles

Burford /
North Wootton /
Croscombe

11 miles