Quantock Hills from Dead Woman's Ditch

Introduction to Walk 2330

Photo from the walk - Quantock Hills from Dead Woman's Ditch

Region - Quantock Hills

County/Area - Somerset

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.2 miles / 15 km

Ascent - 2000 feet / 606 metres

Grade - moderate

This walk in the Quantock Hills takes in many of the highlights of this scenic area including Bicknoller and Holsway Posts. The route also follows the deep combes (valleys) so typical of this landscape. During the walk there sre some wonderful views. Careful map reading and a good sense of direction are required especially in poor visibility. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Further Information

Location Map

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Quantock Hills

The Quantock Hills in Somerset lie to the east of Exmoor and west of Bridgwater and were the basis for England's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956. The area is dominated by heathland but also includes oak woodlands, ancient parklands and some agriculture. More Information

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