GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

East Mendip Way

19 miles (30 km)

This walk takes you through the beautiful Somerset countryside from Wells to Frome along the eastern section of the Mendip Way.
You start in the city of Wells near the magnificent cathedral and pass around the moat of the splendid Bishop's Palace. The path then heads towards Shepton Mallet passing through several wooded sections including the National Trust owned woods at Tor Hill, King's Castle Woods and finally Ham Woods.
From Shepton Mallet you continue to the hamlet of Chelynch. On this section you'll pass the Charlton Viaduct and Kilver Court where there are some splendid gardens with hostas, day lilies and candelabra primula next to the River Sheppey.
The route continues to with a climb of 280 metres (919 ft) taking you to the grade II listed Cranmore Tower which is the highest point on the trail.
The final stretch takes you through the delightful Asham Wood and onto the village of Great Elm where there are nice views of the Mells River. You then head into the picturesque town of Frome where the path terminates.

East Mendip Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

East Mendip Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Wells, Bishop's Palace gatehouse - - 1555828

Wells: Bishop’s Palace gatehouse near the start of the walk. The Bishop's Palace, chiefly dating from the 13th century, stands in the middle of a moat, and is accessed by way of this gatehouse which was built in 1341.

Kilver Court Gardens Shepton Mallet

Kilver Court Gardens Shepton Mallet

View from East Mendip Way, near Vallis Farm - - 836648

View from East Mendip Way, near Vallis Farm

Cranmore Tower

Cranmore Tower

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

East Mendip Way.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

East Mendip Way.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)