The Quantock Hills Walking Festival – 25th & 26th September 2021
A weekend of walking in the beautiful Quantock Hills and West Somerset Coast, supported by the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme. This year’s festival has something for everyone with some exciting new walks venturing further into the Quantock Hills and surrounding area. We have nature rambles, history walks, high level hikes, dog walks and even a family treasure hunt, all followed by delicious tea and cake here in Nether Stowey. Places are limited so make your booking today!
The Quantock Hills with its rugged heathland and narrow combes was the first wild area in England to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956. The West Somerset coast has a wealth of wildlife as well as Jurassic fossils to rival those of the South coast and the biggest new coastal wetland area in Britain at Steart Marshes.
Nether Stowey was home to the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge who found inspiration for his poetry from walking in the nearby hills. Coleridge’s Cottage is owned by the National Trust and is open to the public. The village makes an ideal base for walking with its village shops, pubs and B&Bs.