Somerset A Dog Walker’s Guide

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The circular routes vary in length from 1¾ and 5½ miles and give dogs and their owners the chance to explore the county’s beautiful countryside, with walks across the open moorland on Exmoor and the Quantocks; over the Mendip and Blackdown Hills; through quiet valleys and ancient woodland; beside rivers, lakes and canals; and along wide sandy beaches. Along the way there is the opportunity to visit the ancient Tarr Steps in the valley of the Barle where dogs can investigate woodland and river banks; the freshwater pool at Kilve Beach; the glorious woodland of Priors Park Wood; the open downland of Dolebury Warren with it ancient hill fort and stunning views; and the site of the medieval castle at Castle Cary.
All the walks include details of:

  • Livestock and stiles
  • Distance and terrain
  • Recommended dog-friendly refreshment stops
  • Contact details for the nearest vets
  • Where to park

A5 (softcover) 96 pages
Author: Roger Evans
ISBN 9781846741159


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Weight 0.1 kg

1 review for Somerset A Dog Walker’s Guide

  1. Louise Gale (verified owner)

    We purchased this book last minute, as we were heading off to Somerset for our first holiday with our eighteen month old working cocker spaniel puppy, and two teenage sons, so I knew that we would be doing some walking. I am so glad I did. We did three of the walks from the book that week. There are twenty easy to follow, circular walks , ranging from 1 3/4 miles, and 5 1/2 miles , with useful additional information, such as, the terrain, where to park, how to get there , how far the walk is, if there is any road walking, livestock, stiles, the nearest vet and dog friendly places to eat en route or close by. I will definitely be looking to purchase more in the series.

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