This popular walk takes you from the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey to the summit of the iconic Glastonbury Tor.
You start off at the Grade I listed, Scheduled Ancient Monument of Glastonbury Abbey. The abbey was originally founded in the 7th century and rebuilt in the 14th century after a fire in 1184 destroyed the buildings. The site is 36 acres and open to the public so its well worth exploring the area and marvelling at the fascinating architecture and history of the abbey before climbing the Tor.
From the abbey you head to the Tor summit on good footpaths passing Bushy Combe and Chalice Hill on the way. At the summit you will find the 15th century St Michael's Tower where you can enjoy marvellous views over Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Wales and the nearby Polden Hills. You can also explore the apple orchards at the bottom of the Tor before returning to the abbey.