For Your InformationCounty Councils are responsible for maintaining and recording rights of way. In this area the South Somerset District Council perform these duties as agents of Somerton County Council.
Obstructions, dangerous animals, harassment and misleading signs on rights of way are illegal and you should report them to the right of way staff at SSDC. Somerton is in area North.
Paths across fields may be ploughed but mostly normally be reinstated within two weeks.
Landowners can require you to leave land to which you have no right of access.
Motor vehicles are normally permitted only on roads, byways and some 'Roads Used as Public Paths'. (RUPPS)
Follow any local bylaws.
Below are some of the walks you can do in the Somerton area: (Soon you will be able to click on the walk name for more information including maps)
- Lower Somerton Area
(approx 2 Miles or 3.2k)
- Footpaths and "Drains" Somerton
(approx 1.5 Miles or 2.4K)
- An interesting walk around the town
(approx 1 Mile)
- Cary Way and Beech Grove
(approx 1.75 Miles or 2.8K)
- Etsome Dairy Farm
(approx 2.75 Miles or 4.4K)
- Ilchester to Somerton via Long Sutton
(approx 5.5 Miles or 8.9K)
- Ricksey Lane
(approx 1.25 Miles or 2k)
- Pitney Park and Bancombe Road
Either (approx 2.5 Miles or 4k) or (approx 5.75 Miles or 9.25k)
- Lynch Lane and Cary Valley
Either (approx 1-2 Miles or 3k)
- Perry Hill
(approx 2 Miles or 3.2K)
- Bradley Hill
(approx 3 Miles or 4.8K)
- A walk to the Halway House at Pitney, via South Hill and Upton
(approx 4.5 Miles or 7.25K Round Trip 7.75 Miles or 12.5K)