Somer Valley Walking Festival Saturday programme of shorter walks exploring the industrial heritage of the area from a range of starting points.


Paulton Engine and Paulton Basin from the Paulton Library Hub, BS39 7QG

2pm A 1.5 hour circular walk taking in reminders of the Industrial Revolution in Paulton.  The walk is not strenuous but there is one hill.  Please, no dogs except assistance dogs which must be on a short lead.

This walk will be led by Anne Lyons & Jackie Woodland


 Timsbury and High Littleton Circular from The Connies Tea Room, The Square, Timsbury, BA2 0HY

2pm A 4 mile circular walk round the former Somerset Coalfield walking close to the house used by William Smith, the pioneering geologist.

This walk will be led by John Bull 


Westfield Village Walk from the shops at Elm Tree Road, Westfield, BA3 3SX

2pm A 4 mile circular walk around the village of Westfield visiting interesting landmarks of this fomer mining village.

This walk will be led by parish councillor, Geoff Fuller


 History Walk from Radstock Museum, Waterloo Road, Radstock, BA3 3EP

2pm A 3 mile circular walk to the village of Haydon looking at traces of the mining heritage of the area.

This walk will be led by Sue Sparkes 


How to Join In!

These notes relate to Somer Valley Walking Festival, not the rest of the Bathscape Walking Festival

Places are limited.  You are welcome to turn up on the day, but if you wish to guarantee a place, call 01225 477265 or email

Children:  Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult on all the walks.

Dogs:  Well behaved dogs, on a short lead, are welcome unless otherwise specified.

What should I wear/bring?  For all the walks, appropriate footwear should be worn.  For the longer walks, walking boots are recommended.  Please dress for changes in the weather with layers, waterproofs, hat and sunscreen.  Please bring any food or drink you may need.  If you would like to bring your own OS map, you will need Explorer 142.

Accessibility: Please note that the walks are on uneven ground and are therefore unlikely to be suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

For more information, you can download Somer Valley Walking Festival 2018, or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

The Somer Valley Walking Festival would like to thank all the leaders and other volunteers and also their partners and sponsors: Bath and North East Somerset Council, Cam Valley Wildlife Group, Paulton Parish Council, Peasedown St John Parish Council, Radstock and Westfield Big Local, Radstock Cooperative Society, Radstock Museum, The Ramblers, and the Somersetshire Coal Canal Society.

Start Date Saturday 15th September 2018
Start Time 14:00
Duration Various
Distance Various
Places Available 20
Meeting Point Please check walk details as there are several starting points


Start / Finish

Various locations in Timsbury, Westfield, Radstock - see above

Meeting Point

Please check walk details as there are several starting points