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Somerset Way

Bath & NE Somerset, Somerset

187 km / 116 miles
A cross county route connecting the South West Coastal Path at Minehead with the Cotswold Way at Bath, visiting Dunster, Taunton, Langport, Glastonbury, Wells and Radstock.

This route may be used as a section of the Lands End to John O'Groats route using major long distance paths. (South West Coastal Route, Cotswold Way National Trail, Heart of England Way, Staffordshire Link, White Peak Way, Pennine Way National Trail, South of Scotland Way, West Highland Way, Great Glen Way and North of Scotland Way. (see

Publication out of print. The author, Laurence Main, has kindly allowed a tracklogs file to be produced with is available to members to download.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: SS971467 - Minehead, Somerset View on StreetMap
Finish: ST751648 - Bath Abbey, Bath, Bath & NE Somerset View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Somerset Way  (Laurence Main  - 1980 )


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Walkers are Welcome

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:
OS Landranger 172, 181, 182, 183, 193
OS Landranger Active 172, 181, 182, 183, 193
OS Explorer 9, 128, 129, 140, 141, 142, 155
OS Explorer Active 9, 128, 129, 140, 141, 142, 155

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation
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Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
4 km
Walkers are Welcome
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6 km
Bunk House
2 km
162 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
185 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
187 km

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Route Profile:

186.3 km (115.8 miles)
3,650 m (11,975 ft) ascent
354 m (1,161 ft)  maximum height

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