“Exmoor, the Quantocks and the Brendon Hills”
Rendezvous: Newton Poppleford Rec Ground at 9.15am to share cars ready to depart at 9:30am. Journey time about 1¼ hours.
Start: Small hamlet of Monksilver (OS OL9, ST 073 376), 11 miles, 5½ hours.
Peter will be leading the walk in the beautiful and little walked countryside on the edge of Exmoor, the Quantocks and the Brendon Hills. The walk will start in the small hamlet of Monksilver and our route will take us via Sticklepath, the Roadwater valley, Nettlecombe and back to Monksilver along the Woodford valley. This is an ‘off the beaten track’ walk of about 11 miles on footpaths, bridleways and old tracks, a couple of steep climbs rewarded by some great views across the coast and rolling countryside of North Somerset.
Bring a packed lunch (our lunch stop will be near a pub so a drink will also be on offer). At the end of the walk we will stop at the village pub for well-deserved tea and cakes before heading for home.
Walk Leader: Peter Paine, 01404 815214 / 07812 772163