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White arrow on blue discEast Mendip Way

N Somerset, Somerset

30 km / 19 miles
A 19 mile extension of the West Mendip Way from Wells to Frome across the varied and different landscape from the West Mendip Way. The route passes to the north of Shepton Mallet and close to some of the limestone quarries typical in this area of the Mendips.


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Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
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Attributes: Challenging
National Landscape
Start: ST550459 - Wells & Mendip Museum, Wells, N Somerset View on StreetMap
Finish: ST776480 - Frome, N Somerset View on StreetMap
Web Sites: The Mendip Society Annierak - East Mendip Way [blog] East Mendip Way [YouTube video] Mendip Hills National Landscape - Mendip Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Uphill to Frome: A Guide to the Mendip Way  (David Wright  - 2017 )
External download East Mendip Way Route Directions and Maps - Wells to Frome  (Mendip Hills National Landscape  - 2017 ) Download
External download Mendip Hills National Landscape - Visitor Guide  (Mendip Hills National Landscape  - 2022 ) Download
External download Mendip Way - Trail Guide & Map  (Mendip Hills National Landscape  - 2023 ) Download


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Bunk House

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 182, 183
OS Landranger Active 182, 183
OS Explorer 141, 142
OS Explorer Active 141, 142
Other Paper Maps:
ZigZag 16 Stripmap
East Mendip Way: Wells to Frome (Yellow Publications - 2023)

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers
Guided Walking Holidays (Footpath Holidays)

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Bunk House
2 km
13 km

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Route Profile:

29.9 km (18.6 miles)
543 m (1,781 ft) ascent
286 m (938 ft)  maximum height

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