Burrington Combe: 8 miles

This is a spectacular walk in the Mendip Hills in the Burrington Combe area. Although it is shorter than our usual 10 miles, there are some significantly steep inclines, both up and down, which add to the time it takes to go round the walk.

The walk starts at the Goatchurch Cavern parking area, and follows the marked route clockwise. It passes through Mendip Lodge Wood, where the path is part way down a steep slope in amongst the trees. It then proceeds on through Dolebury Warren to an Iron Age hill fort before descending into the valley at Dolebury Bottom. It then follows the path of a stream below the cliffs of the hill fort before entering the Rowberrow Warren woodland. The route follows the the stream upwards along Rowberrow Bottom as far as Holloway Rocks before making a sharp turn and a steep climb into the main part of Rowberrow Warren, through it and out the other side. It then makes the climb up to the top of Beacon Batch where there is a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside in all directions. From there it goes back down and and enters the Burrington Ham Nature Reserve at the Burrington Ham parking area, and follows the route through Burrington Combe to the start of the walk.

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