GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wells to Glastonbury Walk

8 miles (13 km)

This walk takes you from the Somerset city of Wells to Glastonbury Tor. The route uses a mixture of waymarked footpaths and quiet country lanes to take you through the countryside between the two settlements. It runs for a distance of about 8 miles along flat paths before a small climb at the end.
The walk starts at the historic Wells Cathedral where you can pick up the Monarch's Way and follow it south towards Launcherley. You then head west along the Long Drove before turning south to head through the countryside at the western outskirts of Glastonbury. The route then heads east through the town passing the fascinating Glastonbury Abbey before climbing to the famous hill for great views over the area.

Wells to Glastonbury Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wells to Glastonbury Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

At the end of the walk you can enjoy refreshments at the Rifleman's Armsin Glastonbury. It's just a short downhill stroll from the Tor and within a stone's throw of the Chalice Well Gardens. The pub has a nice beer garden with views towards the tor. You can find it at4 Chilkwell St with a postcode of BA6 8DB for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walk you can pick up the Glastonbury Canal and enjoy an easy waterside stroll. In Wells the East Mendip Way explores a beautiful section of the Mendip Hills.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Wells Cathedral - geograph.org.uk - 344995

Wells Cathedral - start point for the walk

Launcherley Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1753332

Launcherley Hill

Glastonbury Tor - geograph.org.uk - 1322639

Glastonbury Tor

Remains of Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury - geograph.org.uk - 734

Remains of Glastonbury Abbey: Glastonbury. King Arthur and Guinevere are ostensibly buried here. This square is a mixture of the remains of the Abbey in the north western section, farmland and built up area in the rest.

GPS Files

GPX File

Wells to Glastonbury Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Wells to Glastonbury Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)