East Mendip Way

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Start: Wells Catherdral
Distance: 19 miles (30 km)
Grid Ref: ST550459
Climbing: 620 metres
Walk time: 7-10 hours
Days: 1

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The East Mendip Way is a 19 mile route in beauiful Somerset countryside. The walk begins at Wells Cathedral and teminates in the centre of Frome. From Wells the path goes through several woods on the way to Shepton Mallet including King's Castle Woods and Ham Woods, both of which are managed by the National Trust. After skirting to the north of Shepton Mallet the route Ingsdon Hill and continues on to the highest point of the walk near the Cranmore Tower transmission masts in Great Gains Wood before descending across countryside to Asham Wood. The walk continues descending on a southward course adjacent to Fordbury Water at Whatley Bottom and Fordbury Bottom to Bedlam. From here its a short distance into Frome and the conclusion of the path.

Useful Links:
Lottie's Walk
Long Distance Walkers Association

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