Somerset Walking Guidebooks and Maps
Displayed below are Somerset walking guidebooks and maps for ramblers. Some of the guidebooks are out of print but available from third-parties via Amazon.
In addition to our display, please also refer to our Exmoor National Park, South West Coast Path long distance footpath pages, and various Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty for more Somerset guidebooks and maps.
The Ordnance Survey “Explorer” maps are available in standard quality (shown), as well as the tougher all-weather type.
We welcome suggestions for inclusion.
“Walking is one of Britain’s favourite leisure activities, and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all of the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of Somerset, and cear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been colour coded according to difficulty. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.”
– 50 Walks in Somerset (AA 50 Walks series)
“The circular routes vary in length from 1¾ and 5½ miles and give dogs and their owners the chance to explore the county’s beautiful countryside, with walks across the open moorland on Exmoor and the Quantocks; over the Mendip and Blackdown Hills; through quiet valleys and ancient woodland; beside rivers, lakes and canals; and along wide sandy beaches. Along the way there is the opportunity to visit the ancient Tarr Steps in the valley of the Barle where dogs can investigate woodland and river banks; the freshwater pool at Kilve Beach; the glorious woodland of Priors Park Wood; the open downland of Dolebury Warren with it ancient hill fort and stunning views; and the site of the medieval castle at Castle Cary.
All the walks include details of:
– Livestock and stiles
– Distance and terrain
– Where to park
– Contact details for the nearest vets
– Recommended dog-friendly pubs and cafés”
– Somerset: A Dog Walker’s Guide (Dog Walks)
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