Quantocks

Fyne Court closure

Fyne Court will be closed 5-23 September for tree work, affecting walks 49 and 50.  The walks are still viable but you will need to park elsewhere and walk around the outside of Fyne Court. 

Read more here:  https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ash-dieback-somerset

Quantocks walks for families

The Quantocks AONB has published a book of shorter walks on the hills, aimed at families with children.  The only other walking book for the Quantocks that I'm aware of is the 'Boot Up' one, so this is a welcome addition.  The details are here:  https://www.quantockhills.com/product-page/seriously-not-boring-quantock-country-walks-book

New walk north of Taunton

Another new walk, courtesy of Philippa - we walked this at the weekend, very close to where I used to live to the north of Taunton.  It's a gently undulating route with a few short hills, between the far southern end of the Quantocks and the flatter country of the Taunton Vale, starting at Kingston St Mary.  The picture is the old windmill in Burlinch Plantation, soon after West Monkton.

Walk50awalk50a.pdf

GPX file now added.

P1030818 burlinch old windmill