Somer Valley Walking Festival Sunday programme of longer walks. Starting from Radstock, Camerton and Midsomer Norton, opportunities to see the fascinating heritage and beautiful landscapes of the area.


Radstock to the Somerset Coal Canal from Radstock Working Men’s Club, The Street, Radstock, BA3 3PR

9.30am A 9 mile circular walk of about 6 hours leaving Radstock along the Colliers Way.  We will be joined by a member of the Somersetshire Coal Canal Society who will walk with us to Paulton Basin explaining their past, present and future plans.  Return to Radstock via the Fosseway.  This walk is suitable for those with a good level of fitness and may include some steep paths and open countryside.

This walk will be led by Kathy Thomas 


Radstock to Priston including a stop at the Priston Music Festival from Radstock Working Men’s Club, The Street, Radstock, BA3 3PR

9.30am A 15 mile walk of about 6.5 hours walking plus an hour at the Priston Festival for lunch and to enjoy the atmosphere.  The route is from the Somer Valley to the Cam Valley offering lovely views from the hills and plenty of interest along the way with Roman features, slave trade history and coal mining heritage.  This walk is suitable for people with a good level of fitness.

This walk is led by Tessa Wyatt 


The Cam Valley from the National Osteoporosis Society Headquarters, Manor Farm, Skinners Hill, Camerton, BA2 0PJ

10am A 4.5 mile walk of about three hours. Pass through Camerton Court and down into the Cam Valley.  Climb the hill up to Clandown, with lots of views along the way. A beautiful route through Clandown Bottom and then through fields to Camerton.  This walk is suitable for those who are reasonably fit.

This walk will be led by Rose Rogers 


To Chilcompton and Stratton on the Fosse from South Road Car Park, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2EZ

10.15am A 7.5 mile leisurely walk of about 4 hours exploring the restoration of the old railway line to Chilcompton.  The walk finishes at Midsomer Norton South Heritage Railway Station for refreshments during the heritage weekend.  Suitable for those with reasonable fitness

This walk will be led by Sheila Mitchard 


Nature Walk from Shoscombe Village Hall, Barn Hill, Shoscombe, BA2 8LX

11am A short walk through the beautiful Wellow Valley looking at flora and fauna with a local experts from the Cam Valley Wildlife Group.  Please, no dogs apart from assistance dogs which must be on a short lead.

This walk will be led by Phil Hall and Deborah Porter


Please note the Art Walk that was scheduled for the afternoon has been cancelled, with apologies.


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 Sunday 16th September 2018
Start Time 09:30
Duration Various
Distance Various
Places Available 20
Meeting Point Please check walk details as there are several starting points


Start / Finish

Various locations in Radstock, Camerton, Midsomer Norton and Shoscombe

Meeting Point

Please check walk details as there are several starting points