Quantock Walking Festival

Guided walks with friendly leaders

Quantock Walking Festival - Coleridge Country

Sedgemoor Ramblers with Stowey Walking

10 & 11 June 2017

Sedgemoor Ramblers will be holding their second Walking Festival on 10 & 11 June 2017, joined by Stowey Walking.  Nether Stowey, now a Walkers are Welcome village, is again our base. Once home to the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the 51 mile Coleridge Way to Lynmouth starts here and with local shops, pubs and restaurants, hotels and guesthouses, this is a great place to visit.  Details about the area and where to stay can be found on Stowey Walking’s website www.stoweywalking.co.uk     

There will be a choice of 3 guided walks each day in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, walking the hills and combes, open moorland, ancient woodland, cultivated forest trails and coast, offering stunning views with the very real possibility of sighting Quantock ponies and elusive red deer.  With walk leaders keen to share their local knowledge of the area and tea and homemade cake available on your return, Sedgemoor Ramblers and Stowey Walking will do all they can to ensure an enjoyable walking week-end. 

Limited numbers apply so booking is essential. For full information and booking details, see  Sedgemoor Ramblers’ website www.sedgemoorramblers.co.uk  or ‘phone Alan or Sara on 01278 773730. 

Exmoor Walking Festival - Update

Bryan Cath, the organiser of the last 20 walking festivals, has decided to retire, so the Exmoor Walking Festival will not be taking place as it has over the previous 16 years. The plan is that all of May 2017 will be an Outdoor Festival month, where guided walks will be on offer as well as many other outdoor activities. Please watch this website and the original walking festival website which will be updated with activities available during May.

Why come on guided walks?

  • The guides are all local people who are passionate about this area
  • They will give an insight into the countryside being walked through
  • You will be with like-minded walkers
  • No need to worry about getting lost
  • The walks are always passing through some of the best scenery
  • It's a great way of building confidence to discover new walks yourself
  • It gives the opportunity to make new friends.

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