GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

West Bagborough Walks

9 miles (14 km)

This Quantocks village is in a superb location for starting a walk to the surrounding hills. There's also a very fine 16th century pub for post walk refreshment.
This circular walk from the village takes in three of the popular peaks in the area. You'll climb to Wills Neck before heading to the neighbouring Lydeard Hill and Cothelstone Hill. The route uses sections of the waymarked Macmillan Way and the Samaritans Way South West to visit the three Quantocks peaks. You'll also pass Triscombe Quarry, Marrow Hill and Bagborough Hill as you make your way through the area surrounding the village.

West Bagborough OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

West Bagborough Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Back in the village you can enjoy some well earned refreshment at the Rising Sun public house. The pub has some history, dating all the way back to 1573 when itwas originally called The Shepherd’s Crook. It's a charming place with a quirky original front door, original beams and more than 80 tons of solid oak timbers which give the pub a special feel. The pub includes a dining room with fine views over Exmoor. You can find them at 1 Milton Cottages with a postcode of TA4 3EF for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woods and hills make for a fine walk for fit dogs. The Rising Sun mentioned above is also dog friendly with treats available.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A few miles north east of the village you'll find Hawkridge Reservoir where there's some nice waterside trails to try.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Quantocks Walks page.

Photos

Telephone kiosk at West Bagborough - geograph.org.uk - 885486

Telephone kiosk at West Bagborough This is No 31 of 42 images of BT telephone boxes in Taunton Deane which BT is trying to cull due to their claimed 'lack of use'.

Old quarry, Triscombe Combe - geograph.org.uk - 1278941

Old quarry, Triscombe Combe. A great deal more modest than the largeTriscombe Quarry on the other side of Marrow Hill. The quarry is in Devonian Sandstone.

Bridleway on Bagborough Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1188027

Bridleway on Bagborough Hill. The bridleway commences its descent through woodland.

Pool by Bagborough Plantation - geograph.org.uk - 1187859

Pool by Bagborough Plantation The pool is among trees on the edge of open lane southeast of Wills Neck. The bank out of which trees are growing marks the boundary of the plantation. Nearby is a crossing of the Macmillan Way West with bridleway T30/4.

Bagborough House - geograph.org.uk - 1141250

Bagborough House. The house dates from about 1730, and was enlarged in the 1820s when the entrance was moved from the south side to this east side. Behind it is the C15 St. Pancras church. Apart from the tower, "over-restored", says Pevsner (1958). Together they sit in an impressive landscaped park on the slopes of the Quantock Hills. Seen from Stout Lane.

Heathland near Wills Neck - geograph.org.uk - 1610410

Heathland near Wills Neck. Heather moorland on the slopes above Triscombe Quarry. The view includes the western slopes of Marrow Hill and Great Hill either side of Triscombe Combe, all inST1535. In the distance, left of centre, is Crowcombe.

Lydeard Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1140777

The gently rounded upper slopes of the hill, whose summit is off to the left inST1734. A network of tracks crisscross the access land, cutting through heather, bracken and scattered bushes and trees.

Summit of Cothelstone Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1139982

Summit of Cothelstone Hill

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Memory Map Route

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