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White arrow on blue disc with path nameMendip Way

N Somerset, Somerset

79 km / 49 miles
Comprising the West Mendip Way (30 miles) and the East Mendip Way (19 miles), there was involvement in their creation by Rotary Club members. The Mendip Way is almost 50 miles long with over 6000ft of ascent and runs from Uphill near Weston super Mare to Frome. The western section runs from the Bristol Channel at Uphill and in places affords fine views over the Somerset Levels. It crosses the central Mendip plateau leading down to the spectacular Cheddar Gorge before eventually taking in the beautiful city of Wells. Between Wells and Frome, on the eastern section, the landscape changes, with open hilltops replaced by deep secluded valleys.

The Strawberry Line (10 miles and on OS mapping) follows the Cheddar Valley Railway from Yatton to Cheddar built in 1869 to carry strawberries from Cheddar.


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Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
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Attributes: Challenging
Start: ST314584 - Uphill, N Somerset View on StreetMap
Finish: ST776480 - Frome, Somerset View on StreetMap
Web Sites: The Mendip Society

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download West Mendip Way Route Directions and Maps - Uphill to Wells  (Mendip Hills AONB  - 2017 ) Download
External download East Mendip Way Route Directions and Maps - Wells to Frome  (Mendip Hills AONB  - 2017 ) Download
External download Mendip Hills AONB - Visitor Guide  (Mendip Hills AONB  - 2017 ) Download
Guidebook Uphill to Frome: A Guide to the Mendip Way  (David Wright  - 2017 )


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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 172, 182, 183
OS Landranger Active 172, 182, 183
OS Explorer 141, 142, 153
OS Explorer Active 141, 142, 153
Other Paper Maps:
ZigZag 16 Stripmap
East Mendip Way: Wells to Frome (Yellow Publications - 2023)
ZigZag 16 Stripmap
West Mendip Way: Wells to Uphill (Yellow Publications - June 2016)

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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation
1 km
29 km
Walkers are Welcome
1 km
30 km
Bunk House
2 km
62 km

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Route Profile:

76.2 km (47.3 miles)
1,995 m (6,545 ft) ascent
286 m (938 ft)  maximum height

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