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West Mendip Way

48 km / 30 miles

N Somers, Somers
A 30 mile route across the southern edge of the Mendip escarpment from Wells, Somerset to the sea at Uphill visiting Wookey Hole, Draycott, Priddy, Cheddar, Shipham, Wavering Down, Loxton and Bleadon Hill

Strider News - December 2014 (Publication Update)

Yellow Publications have published a new map for the West Mendip Way. The strip map is concertina folded for ease of use, laminated, expanded to 1:16,000 scale from the OS maps and available from their website at £7.99. Two other trails have been given the same treatment, namely the Boudicca Way and the Coleridge Way long distance paths.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Rotary International logo  
Attributes: Downland/Wolds
ST551458 - Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset
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ST314585 - Uphill, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
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Web Sites: Mendip Hills AONB
  Walking, Riding & Cycling Routes in Somerset - PDF
  GPS Routes - West Mendip Way
  Contours - Mendip Way West

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet: West Mendip Way (Weston-super-Mare Heritage Centre)
Paperback: Uphill to Frome: A Guide to the Mendip Way (David Wright - 2000)
Paperback: West Mendip Way (Ex Libris Press - 1999)


You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info. (interactive map help)

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Path Highlights
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Other Paths

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Hostel Accommodation

  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 172182183
OS Landranger Active: 172182183
OS Explorer: 141153
OS Explorer Active: 141153
Other Paper Maps:
ZigZag Laminated Stripmap: West Mendip Way (Yellow Publications - 2014)

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers: Baggage Handling, Guided and Self-Guided Walks (Bath & West Country Walks)
Support Providers: Guided Walking Holidays (Ramblers Countrywide Holidays)
Support Providers: Guided Walking Holidays (Footpath Holidays)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
Hostel Accommodation: Cheddar YHA, Hillfield, Cheddar, Somerset 1 Km 19 Km

Connected Paths:

Path Highlights: West Mendip Way Highlights
Paths Marked on OS mapping: East Mendip Way; Limestone Link (Cotswolds to Mendips); Mendip Ways; Monarch's Way; Samaritans Way South West, Bristol to Lynton; Strawberry Line
Click to show 3 more Paths Marked on OS mapping
Other Paths: Coast to Coast - Southern England; Mendip Ring; Somerset Way; Summits of Somerset and Avon


GPS Exchange Format Route File: West Mendip Way GPX Exchange Format Route File Login to Download
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MemoryMap Route file: West Mendip Way Memory Map Route File Login to Download
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Tracklogs Route file: West Mendip Way Tracklogs Route file Login to Download
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Route Profile:

46.4 Km (28.8 miles)
1,413 m (4,636 ft) ascent
267 m (876 ft)  maximum height