Length: 8 miles
Total Ascent: 958 feet
This is a perfect walk for a chilly day, through woodlands to protect you from the rain. You will have plenty of things to see and take pictures. It is impossible to be bored in this walk.
Our walk starts up to the wooded range forming the boundary between Wiltshire and Somerset, with the dominant local landmark Alfred’s Tower, a folly, on top of it.
From there we drop down through enchanting woods to the heart of the Stourhead Estate at the source of the River Stour, with its breath-taking 18th century landscaped garden with lakeside walks, grottoes and classical temples.
We then circle back past the large Palladian mansion with views, then through a U-shaped grassy valley (by the source of the River Stour) and up through hanging woods to continue high above the Brue Valley with fine far views across the South Somerset landscape.
- Return travel on a private coach
- Guided walk by a certified Hills and Moorlands Leader
We will travel in a coach with free drinks on board.
No waiting for delayed trains in the cold, or running for the train. How luxurious!
1 or 2 service station stops each way
London W6 9DT
A WhatsApp group will be set up a few days before the trip where the final details will be given to you. Keep checking your messages on Meetup for the link to the group
WHAT TO BRING
Good walking shoes
Warm layers so you can easily adjust your temperature
Backpack for your things
1 - It is your responsibility to ensure you check messages on this event and private messages sent to you before the trip starts and up to the morning of the trip.
On occasions, meeting location, time and other details might have to be changed and the event could also be cancelled last minute in case of extreme weather or other unexpected events.
2 - As with any road trips, there is a chance of heavy traffic, accidents and break-downs which could force us to skip parts of the trip, or stop it completely. We will do our best to make your day better, and of course to avoid any of these, but we expect your understanding on these occasions.
We will make a full refund if the trip is cancelled. No refunds will be made if only part os the trip was skipped.