Climb to the highest point in the Quantock Hills on this circular walk in Somerset. Wills Neck stands at a height of 1,261 ft (384 m) and commands wonderful views of Dartmoor, Exmoor, the Brecon Beacons, the Mendips and Blackdown Hills.
This walk starts at the Triscombe Stone Car Park and follows the Macmillan Way to the Wills Neck summit. You descend on the Samaritans Way South West. It's a nice walk on decent footpaths with some attractive woodland and great views. The walk can easily be extended by visiting the nearby Bagborough Hill, Lydeard Hill and the interesting Triscombe Quarry. You could also head a couple of miles south and visit the lovely Cothelstone Hill where there are more great views and a herd of Exmoor Ponies.
PostcodeTA4 3HE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Wills Neck Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Wills Neck Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Wills Neck OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Wills Neck Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The circular West Bagborough Walk starts from the nearby village. It visits the hill as well as Lydeard Hill, Triscombe Stone Quarry, Marlow Hill and Cothelstone Hill. It's a great way of visiting some of the walking highlights of the area in one go. There's also a fine 16th century pub in the village for some post walk refreshments.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Quantocks Walks page.