Walking

Short Walks over Brent Knoll

THE SHORT VILLAGE LOOP - Immediately opposite the farm gate is a footpath to the village at the end of Church Road. If you take a short stroll down Church Road and past the Church another footpath will bring you back to the bottom of Jarvis Lane. This is an ideal morning walk before breakfast or to work up your appetite before your evening meal.

THE SHORT HILL LOOP - An extension of the Village Loop, after the churchyard and school, the walk can be diverted over the lower slopes of the hill to Hill Lane and back over the hill joining a footpath from the church to the summit. Here you can join the footpath back towards the church and then back to Jarvis Lane, or take the extra detour first and include a trip to the summit before decending.

There are a number of other short walks and we can provide you with details.

Coastal Walks

There are a number of coastal walks and the South West Coast Path begins at Steart near Bridgwater, joining also The River Parrett trail at this point. Three of our favourate coastal walks however are:

BREAN DOWN LOOP - From the end of the Brean coast road, up the zig-zag path to the top of the ridge, then west along the footpath to the end of Brean Down, returning via the more northerly disused service road.  This walk is just under four miles and whilst steep at the start, the rest is easy going. The Brean Down Fort built in 1870 adds extra interest to this walk.

SAND POINT FIGURE OF EIGHT - From the back of the car park at the end of the coast road to Sand Point, follow the path to the ridge. From here there are two loops forming a figure of eight, the west loop follows a route to Sand Point, the east loop to St Thomas Head. If you follow both loops the walk is about four miles. The slope to the ridge is not to steep and one on the top is relatively flat, although good footware is recomended as the terrain can be rugged in places.

UPHILL NATURE RESERVE - From the car park adjacent to the boat yard, follow the path allong the surfaced access path, at the end of the path and through a small gate commence your climb up the gentle hill, at the summit a circular path leads back down to the boat yard and a much longer loop can be taken encompassing Purn Hill at Bleadon.


Woodland Walks


The two areas of woodland closest to Knoll Farm are the Ash-Maple woodlands of the Mendip Hills and the Weston Woods forming part of the Forrest of Avon.

WESTON WOODS - Weston Woods are a 130 acre stretch of woodland and part of the larger Forrest of Avon. The woodland site covers the ridge on the north side of Weston-super-Mare. There is also a small area of ancient woodland within the site and there is a variety of wildlife including deer, badgers, foxes, bats and a range of birds including woodpeckers, buzzards and tree creepers. The site also contains an Iron Age hill fort covering about 10 hectares, which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

EBBOR GORGE - Situated in the Mendip Hills close to the village of Wookey, we highly recommend a walk through the woodlands at Ebbor Gorge. There are some steep scrambles on the way to the top, but once you emerge from the trees you are rewarded with spectacular views.

OTHER WOODLAND WALKS - The eastern end of the Mendips is characterised by wooded valleys - please ask us for details of other woodland walks when you visit us.

Hill Walks


The Mendip Hills provide a variety of Hill Walks which can be most rewarding with huge panoramic views accross the Bristol Channel and stunning vistas through wooded glade.

CROOK PEAK & WAVERING DOWN - This walk has always been a family favourate. Starting on The Webbingdon Road between Cross and Compton Bishop, follow the footpath through Compton Bishop, this walk takes you over wavering down

CHEDDAR GORGE - This 3 mile walk starts at the Lookout Tower, climbs to its highest point overlooking The Pinnacles and Horseshoe Bend, descends to Black Rock Gate, on reaching the road (B3135) turn left, go down the road for 200 yards before joining a footpath on the National Trust’s side of the Gorge, a short climb before a gentle descent, over a gate and down a gully, emerging behind Lion Rock.
 

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