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.

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Walk Description

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Other walks nearby

Walk 1822
1.9 miles / 3.0 km away
Hodder's Combe, Bicknoller Post & Higher Hare Knap
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.8 miles / 9.3 km
Walk 1925
2.0 miles / 3.1 km away
Plainfield to Wills Neck
Grade - easy
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 3412
2.9 miles / 4.7 km away
Dowsborough Fort from Holford
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1924
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
Lydeard Hill to Wills Neck
Grade - easy
Length - 2.6 miles / 4.2 km
Walk 3211
3.1 miles / 4.9 km away
Crowcombe & Wills Neck
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1696
3.3 miles / 5.3 km away
Weacombe Combe, Bicknoller Post, Kilve & Longstone Hill
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2211
12.7 miles / 20.4 km away
Minehead to Dunster
Grade - easy
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1220
14.9 miles / 23.8 km away
Dunkery Beacon from Wheddon Cross
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1222
16.1 miles / 25.7 km away
Winsford Hill & the Allotment from Winsford
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1750
16.7 miles / 26.7 km away
Dunkery Beacon from Dunkery Gate
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km

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

Area Information

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 ... - More information

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