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Cricket St Thomas Estate has six miles of Permissive Paths from which you can explore the Historic Estate. Collect a map from Reception which will show you the way and mark points of interest for you to discover this fascinating and historic Estate

For those wanting to explore more of the area, these paths link into an extensive local footpath network and a number of suggested routes can also be provided.

The district offers a wide variety of walking terrain: coastal paths, wooded escarpments and flat moorlands.
Walks can be selected to suit the interest and abilities of the walker.   There are long-distance footpaths or wildlife walks that take in a diverse range of wildlife habitats.

Explore the Jurassic Coast using the South West Coastal Path.   This is a great way to discover the beautiful Devon/Dorset coastline and a climb up Golden Cap, the highest point on the south coast, will reward you with breathtaking views.

Fossil hunting between Lyme Regis and Charmouth is a must and those looking for some sand should head to the Cobb at Lyme Regis with buckets and spades.

There are numerous coast and countryside walks. Miles of waymarked country paths or pub strolls to choose from as well as fascinating guided town walks or even a leisurely llama trek!

Discover The Coleridge Way in the footsteps of the Romantic Poet from the Quantock Hills to Exmoor.

Explore Hardy’s country around Dorset’s county town of Dorchester or romp over the local hill ranges of the Blackdowns and Brendons.

Stop Line Way – is a long distance coast-to-coast walking and cycling route, it is 75 miles long and partly follows the Taunton Stop Line built by the Army in 1940 to contain any Nazi German invasion of the South West. The nearest section to Swandown starts at Chard Reservoir and finishes at The Minster in Ilminster. It is 4miles and takes 30 mins – 1 hour. The woodland and meadows that surround the path are abuzz with wildlife.

Church Walks – 22 circular routes in the Somerset and Dorset area.   Each walk also takes in the opportunity to visit local village shops and pubs along the way.

Wayford Woods, Crewkerne
The local nature reserve of Wayford Woods is just three miles and lots of rhododendrons and amazing trees.

Ham Hill Country Park, Stoke sub Hamdon – 400-acre open access Country Park, superb countryside and Iron Age earthworks.   Panoramic views of Somerset

Pilsdon Pen, Nr Broadwindsor, Dorset – Blow the cobwebs away at this Iron Age hillfort complete with ramparts, great views across West Dorset and lots of open space – kite flying, picnicking, relaxing, refreshing.