The Quantock Hills Walking Festival – 8th to 12th June 2022

Stowey Walking, the Walkers are Welcome group for Nether Stowey and Over Stowey, are proud to announce the launch of their fourth walking festival in the Quantock Hills and on the West Somerset Coast. This year’s festival will extend over five days with a challenge walk around the Quantocks and surrounding villages covering fifty miles over four days. For those who prefer something a little less physically demanding we have a fossil walk along the coast lead by Geckoella environmental specialists, a history hike along the Castles and Coast Way and a fully accessible Tramper ramble in the Quantocks organised by the Disabled Ramblers, to name just a few of the events planned.

Our main sponsors this year will once again be the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme, a three-year Heritage Lottery funded project and Somerset Passenger Solutions & Hinkley Point C, who will be providing transport to and from some of the walk start points.

As always, the weekend walks will finish with tea and home-made cakes at St Mary’s Church Centre in Nether Stowey.

Nether Stowey lies at the foot of the Quantock Hills and was home to the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge who found inspiration for his poetry from walking in the nearby hills. Coleridge’s Cottage is owned by the National Trust and is open to the public. The village makes an ideal base for walking with its village shops, pubs and B&Bs.

Full details of all the walks planned and how to book your place can be accessed via our website This year there will be a charge of £5 per walk, payable in advance.

Lynne Abbott Stowey Walking

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