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Oct
28

East Mendips: Mells, Nunney and Finger Farm (38099)

Event Overview

Join Andrew on this walk along river banks, field paths and quiet lanes. We will start our walk on the corner of Gay Street in the village of Mells, a beautiful village with 17th century limestone building. Mells is home of an Elizabethan manor and a fifteenth century coaching inn. From there we will pass through the villages of Whatley and Nunney, taking in the remains of ironworks that contributed significantly to the area’s economy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Weather permitting, we will stop and eat out lunch in the grounds of Nunney Castle. From there, we will pass along the side of a quarry, pass by Finger Farm befo...

Join Andrew on this walk along river banks, field paths and quiet lanes. We will start our walk on the corner of Gay Street in the village of Mells, a beautiful village with 17th century limestone building. Mells is home of an Elizabethan manor and a fifteenth century coaching inn. From there we will pass through the villages of Whatley and Nunney, taking in the remains of ironworks that contributed significantly to the area’s economy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Weather permitting, we will stop and eat out lunch in the grounds of Nunney Castle. From there, we will pass along the side of a quarry, pass by Finger Farm before returning to the village of Mells.

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What to bring

Proper walking boots will be essential for this walk due to the time of year. Waterproof clothing, including a rain coat, will also be essential. A walking pole might prove useful. 

Food & Drink

Please bring a packed lunch and at least 1 litre of water for the day. There will be an optional pub visit at the end of the walk. There is a village shop in Mells but I wouldn't rely on this for your main lunch. 

Meeting & Times

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Photo credits

Main photo: Nunney castle and church yard
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Neil Owen - geograph.org.uk/p/4761557

 

Bottom 2: Photo by Tom Oates
Bottom 3: Photo by Tom Oates
Bottom 1: copyright Pam Goody <div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#"xmlns:dct="http://purl.org/dc/terms/"about="http://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/02/00/86/2008636_b667e6e1.jpg"><span property="dct:title">Bridge in Nunney</span> (<a rel="cc:attributionURL" property="cc:attributionName" href="http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/14802">Pam Goodey</a>) / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">CC BY-SA 2.0</a></div>
Bottom 4: copyright Stephen Nunney <div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" xmlns:dct="http://purl.org/dc/terms/"about="http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/23/46/234695_37cd17e5.jpg"><spanproperty="dct:title">Cottage on the Nunney Brook</span> (<a rel="cc:attributionURL" property="cc:attributionName" href="http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/7267">Stephen Nunney</a>) / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">CC BY-SA 2.0</a></div>


Event Reference No:
38099