Short Walks from the Half Moon Car Park – Route 2

Route 2 Distance 5.4Km Total ascent 47m

Leave car park and go L along West Street. After 200m at the Market Square, bear to the R of the Old Town Hall and continue ahead into Kirkham Street. Continue ahead past the Police Station into The Millands then straight along a footpath in front of a row of white houses and bear R to reach a kissing gate. Cross field staying close to the R boundary and cross the stile on R shortly before the end of the fence. Go down the field with the hedge on R, through a gate and across a bridge and along a short grassy track to emerge in Lower Somerton. Turn L and after 150m, cross the busy B3151 with care. Turn L and immediately R into Huish Road (No Through Road sign) for 400m to entrance to Somerton Randle (GR 502 284). Continue for 500m to locate waymarked stile by metal gate on R. Cross stile and ascend gently to the R, then bear R on to track along edge of woods, ascending gently. When path leaves woods go through wide gap and follow clear path across field to cross sleeper bridge. Keep hedge on the R for 200m then aim slightly L to gate to road. Go ahead along verge and where road bears sharp L, cross with care and go along lane by Keepers Cottage. After 250m, go ahead at crossroads and after 350m go R through metal gate (SP Somerton) and follow path, with hedge on R. After 400m enter track for 100m to junction. Go R through gate and follow path across two fields to a stone stile to a road (GR 492 283). Go L and ascend gently up Pesters Lane to reach the junction with West Street. Go L and the car park is 200m on the R.

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