Short Walks from the Half Moon Car Park – Route 1

Route 1 Distance 5.6 Km Total ascent 43m

Leave car park and turn L over the railway bridge and immediately R (SP Public Footpath). Follow lane downhill and at left hand bend, go R through waymarked gate and along path at side of field. At end of field, take steep steps down to road and turn L. Pass Bedlands Gate Farm and after 50m, turn L into track (Restricted By-Way), which soon becomes a path along the L side of field. At end of field, go through gate on L and after 50m turn R at fingerpost (SP Mill Lane). After 600m, reach Mill Lane and turn L for 400m. At crossroads, go straight ahead for 300m to reach the B3151 at Keeper’s Cottage. Cross with care and head L along far verge for 100m to reach a gate (SP Huish Rd). The path follows the RH boundary and then veers slightly L to far corner of field. Go through the gap, across a sleeper bridge and straight across field on well-defined path. At the top of the slight rise go through hedge gap, do not go into the field, but take the narrow track to R 20m before. Follow through woodland for 500m and where it bears sharply L by gates, bear L to locate a gate and stile in the left hand corner of the field to reach a tarmac road (GR 506 283). Turn L and follow the road for 850m to junction. Go L and (with care) cross and go immediately R into Lower Somerton. After 150m go R along grassy track (SP Public Footpath) beside house and cross small bridge to gate. Ascend field, keeping hedge on L to reach and cross stile. Go L for 100m to reach metal kissing gate 10m to R of metal gate and follow tarmac path to emerge in The Millands. Continue ahead past the Police Station and the school playing field to reach the Market Place. Continue ahead into West Street and continue for 300m and go R into the car park

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