Guided Walks & Excursions in The Quantock Hills, The Old Rectory, West Quantoxhead, Somerset
Enjoy guided walks and excursions in the Quantock Hills when you stay at The Old Rectory in Somerset. Invigorating fresh air, spectacular scenery, and amazing coastal views – how enticing is that? As a bonus, you’ll no doubt spot some of the wildlife that lives in the hills, so take your binoculars because the sight of a herd of wild red deer feeding is something you really don’t want to miss.
Walks start from the doorstep of The Old Rectory and include a pub stop, which gives you chance to try the local brew and tuck into some hearty homemade food. You’ll be walking on official trails and footpaths to Beacon Hill, Holford and Bicknoller Post, taking in peaceful villages, ancient woodlands and bracken clad heaths. On a clear day, from Beacon Hill you can see right across to Dunkery Beacon, the highest point in Exmoor National Park; near to Holford is Alfoxton House, once home to Romantic poet William Wordsworth, and from Bicknoller Post you’ll have dramatic sweeping views over almost the whole of the Quantocks.
Jonathan, who leads the walks is the manager at The Old Rectory so he knows these hills like the back of his hand. He’s happy to take you out in all seasons as long as the weather isn’t particularly ghastly. You’ll need sensible clothing, a stout pair of boots, and a bottle of water to drink. Allow 3 hours at the most, and take the dog, he’ll love it.
T: Jonathan Clare 07715 623258 All information correct at the time of writing