GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wills Neck

2 miles (3.5 km)

Climb to the highest point in the Quantock Hillson this circular walk in Somerset. Wills Neck stands at a height of 1,261ft (384m) and commands wonderful views of Dartmoor,Exmoor, theBrecon Beacons, theMendipsandBlackdown 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.


TA4 3HE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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.
Just to the north of the hill there's miles of good cycling and walking trails around Great Wood.
Just to the north west is the village of Crowcombe where you can enjoy the circular walk to Black Hill, Bicknoller Hill and the 15th century Halsway Manor. The village also includes a fine 17th century pub with a lovely large garden and views to the Brendon Hills.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Quantocks Walks page.


Quantocks near Wills Neck - - 1610988

Quantocks near Wills Neck. From the Macmillan Way West, here following footpath T 30/10 along the crest of the Quantocks. The view is down the Aisholt valley, with Aisholt Wood inST1935, and the low-lying hinterland of Bridgwater Bay in the distance.

Heathland near Wills Neck - - 1610410

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

Track junction near Wills Neck - - 1187846

Track junction near Wills Neck. The main track is bridleway T 30/21, heading towards Light Gate. The track on the left meets bridleway T30/9 as it runs along the edge of the plantation ahead.

Wills Neck Summit - - 7101

Wills Neck Summit. The highest point of the Quantocks. The trig point is built on a tumulus.

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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