Wells - Bishop's Palace - Beryl Wood - Pen Hill - Wells

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Wells - Bishop's Palace - Beryl Wood - Pen Hill - Mill Lodge Garden - Wells

I don't know if it is just that I catch this walk on a bright day, but the combination of dappled light and spring flowers always makes the two-mile stretch through woodland extremely pleasant for me. I've done it early spring (spurge, anemones) or later spring (garlic, bluebells) and it is always a pleasant experience wandering by the stream. I've also done it the opposite way round to the one described and it is equally pleasant.

Add to that Wells Cathedral and Bishop's Palace and a bonus garden and you have a full day out, maybe more, with a couple of refuelling stops. You also have a stretch with excellent views over the Somerset Levels.

England - South West England - Somerset - Mendip Hills

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Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
16/02/2013 - Charlie Bolton

Just to say, they are building a Waitrose at the car park at the start. The car park is still there, but has beome 2 storey. I assume it will remain available to non- Waitrose shoppers.

13/06/2012 - Jon Roads

We did this walk on a warm June day and thoroughly enjoyed it. It had been very wet the previous days and was fairly boggy in places through the woods. Good easy to follow instructions, and some fantastic views.

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