Sherborne to Somerton
This route starts at Sherborne Abbey in Dorset and then follows National Cycle route 26 north to Castle Cary before heading west along the South Somerset Cycle Route to Somerton in Somerset. There's some lovely scenery to enjoy on this route as you pass through many pretty villages including Corton Denham and then South Cadbury - home to Cadbury Castle thought to be King Arthur's Camelot by some. The route then passes the pretty market town of Castle Cary before turning west towards Somerton via Lydford-on-Fosse
Sherborne to Somerton Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Sherborne to Somerton Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Sherborne to Somerton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Sherborne to Somerton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
You could stop at the Camelot in the little village of South Cadbury for some refreshments on the route. It's very conveniently located just a short stroll from the base of the ancient hill fort. The walls of the pub are even covered with information relating to the history of the castle site. There's a good menu and a lovely garden area to relax in on warmer days. You can find it in the village on Chapel Rd, with a postcode of BA22 7EX for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the north of Somerton you'll find the neighbouring village of Compton Dundon where you can try the Compton Dundon and Combe Hill Wood Walk. The circular walk includes a climb to Iron Age Hillfort on Dundon Beacon and a visit to the Hood Monument, which is something of a historic local landmark. You can also pick up the Polden Way and further explore the Polden Hills here.