The Saxon herepath
- By stanl
- On 03/10/2018
I'm currently doing some research into the Saxon herepath (military road) that ran from south of Bristol via Combwich across the Quantocks and Exmoor. This will be published as a pdf leaflet, probably not a detailed walk description but a suggested route for following the herepath as closely as is permitted by current rights of way. The best parts for walking are between Combwich (on the River Parrett) and Elworthy on the edge of the Brendons, then from Summerway Cross up to Exford, over the moors and down to Worthy near Porlock. The middle section roughly follows the top road on the Brendons - so it is not ideal for walking, as this is a fast and fairly busy ten-mile stretch of tarmac.
UPDATE The Herepath information is now on the site in its own section - outline notes for Combwich to Elworthy, more detailed ones for Summerway Cross to Porlock Weir, and a separate leaflet with background notes and sources. If I can find out any more about the path west from Exford, I will add this later.