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Last updated: Mon 1 Jan 2018

Travelling on foot

Nunney is a very popular destination for walks, with groups of ramblers passing through the village whatever the weather.

Walks in SomersetIf you’re planning a walk in and around Nunney, there are a number of useful tools and websites you may like to check out.

Walking in Somerset

The Walking in Somerset website has hundreds of free Somerset walks for you to print. These include a Nunney walk as wells as routes taking in the surrounding villages. More easy to moderate walks in and around Nunney are available on the Walking Britain website.

Google Maps allows you to get walking directions between any two points in the UK. However, be aware that these only use the official road and footpath network, so may miss those little cut-throughs and paths that are valuable when walking.

If you want to walk around a larger city, walkit.com is a brilliant resource. It allows you to plan effective point-to-point or circular routes and gives you information on journey time, calories burned and carbon saved.

The Travel Change Calculator helps you work out how much money you could save, weight you could lose and CO2 emissions you could save by switching some of your journeys from the car to walking, cycling or public transport. If you don’t drive, you can also use this calculator just to work out how many calories, CO2 and money you save by doing your current journey, compared to the average lone car driver. Just leave the car details on their default settings.

The Long Distance Walkers Association not only lists over 1,300 paths across the UK, but has information on accommodation, maps and books for walkers.

Walking clubs

There are many walking clubs that offer fun walks and social interaction while exploring the Mendips. An extensive list of walking clubs is available online. There are clubs for any age, ability or interest.

Somerset Walking Club is an independent club offering weekly walks from the Mendips and Exmoor to the South coast. All walkers are welcome. A full schedule of walks is available on the club’s website.

The Somerset Area Ramblers form part of a UK charity with 119,000 members, working to safeguard footpaths and the countryside. The Mendip Ramblers are the local ramblers group for Nunney and the Frome area. The group organises walks on Thursdays and Sundays, using footpaths and brideways in the Mendips and surrounding areas.

Somerset Walking & Activity Group (SWAG) is a group established by the Ramblers for young people in the Somerset area. We organise walks, weekends away and social events. Most members are in their 20s, 30s and into their 40s. SWAG is a very active group of around 70 members, with walks, social activities or weekends away every week throughout the year. Walks are usually held on Sundays.

The Gay Outdoor Club consists of 40 groups that offer outdoor activities such as walking and climbing, including a Somerset regional group.

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