Glastonbury Abbey - Middle Edgarley - Havyatt - Glastonbury Tor

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Glastonbury Tor dominates the local countryside and this probably explains the chapel built on top of it. Glastonbury Abbey is reputedly the resting place of Arthur and Guinevere... so the 'Middle Ages Tourist Board' would have us believe.

Glastonbury itself is home for 'a bunch of old hippies' who seem to coexist happily with other residents. It also houses a museum and other historic buildings (there is another round-town walk on this website, if you are interested).

The walk takes you from the abbey out of town and through fields surrounding the area before returning via Glastonbury Tor, which is the steep ascent of the walk. There are a number of stiles on the walk as well as a couple of electric fences. One stile was a bit overgrown and one field had quite dense but low vegetation (when we walked in August!)

Toilets and various cafes can be found in the town.

England - South West England - Somerset - Countryside

10/07/2017 - Charlie Bolton

I re-walked this following Mr Woodcocks comments. Step 7 - yes, we climbed the gate; step 8 - yes, same again; step 9 - OK with walking sticks and bramble-bashing; step 11 - re-worked a bit (turbine has gone!); step 18 - re-worded to make clearer

01/07/2017 - Patrick Woodcock

Glastonbury Tor is lovely and well worth visiting. The walk involves a lot of going through fields but not much walking on roads. On step 7 the gate is locked but you can step over the fences nearby. Step 8 the stile on the left is overgrown but you can go through the gate On step 9 the path to white house was too overgrown so I had to backtrack and go along the road and through a school. If you want to go this way bring some secateurs. I got lost on step 11 (couldn't see wind turbine) The signpost and stile on step 18 is gone but it's still obvious where to go.

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