Day walks in Somerset

Somerset has a great range of walks of 1-15 miles - perfect for a short stroll or a whole day hike. See below for links to a great selection of walking routes in Somerset.

Don't forget to use our Journey Planner to find out how to get to the start of your walk using public transport. Afterwards, you can use our Travel Calculator to see how much weight you have burnt off and compensate with a pub lunch or afternoon tea! 

National Trust

Downloadable selection of walks ranging from 1 to 7 miles near historic National Trust properties and monuments in Somerset.

Canal and River Walks

To find some of most picturesque waterways in Somerset and the surrounding counties, have a look at the Waterscape website, which lists, maps and guides you through a range of canal and river walks. From 5 miles to 50 miles, have an explore to find something to suit you.

Exmoor Walks

Exmoor spans 267 square miles, straddling the Northern border between Somerset and Devon, and provides a huge array of walking routes, as chronicled on the above website. All the walks listed are under 10 miles and there's plenty to choose from, all with videos to accompany the guides.

Active Exmoor

The Active Exmoor website has a great guide to all sorts of activities you can up to in the park, from canoeing, cycling, climbing, fishing, and of course walking, with loads of information on routes such as the Tarka Trail and The Mineral Line.

Levels & Moors

Free downloadable walking guides for Axbridge and Martock.  Also walking and cycling itineraries for Glastonbury area; Brean Down & Brent Knoll; Somerton and area; and one for the Levels that includes Westonzoyland, Athelney & Stoke St. Gregory. 

Nature Valley Walking Routes

The makers of Nature Valley granola bars have guides to a huge range of walks on their website, with detailed directions and maps to download with routes across the country, including many in Somerset.

Mendip Hills AONB

Downloadable circular trail guides are available to help people enjoy
and explore the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The series of five circular walking trails and one trail which is also suitable for cyclists and horse riders, are between 3½ and 5 miles long. In addition to a full colour route map and directions, there is information about the area, including details of shops, cafes and pubs along the trails. All six routes are available to download on the right of this page. For further information visit the Mendip Hills AONB website