Dunster Castle and Coast

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Apr 22
2023

24 people attending

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£12.50
Event booking closes on Apr 22 at 01:00:00
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Initial climb out of Dunster onto the ridge, then downhill/flat for the rest of the walk

Dunster Castle has been guarding the coast of Somerset and Exmoor since the Middle Ages.  The medieval castle was fortified by a stone curtain wall and bastion towers along the north side of the lower ward. One such bastion tower remains, although in a semi-ruined state as the wall was demolished by Oliver Cromwell’s men in 1650 at the end of the English Civil War.

We'll be starting this walk at the National Trust carpark for Dunster Castle.  From there, we'll walk through the village and up onto Gallox Hill and along Wichycombe Hill before heading towards the coast again.

We'll be meeting at 10am at the carpark with an aim to finish the walk by 2.30pm so that if people want to visit the Castle, Watermill and Gardens, they've got a few hours at the end of the day to pop in.  Entry to Dunster Castle is free for National Trust members, or £17.50 for non-members.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome to join us on this event but we do ask the following:

  • Please appreciate the fact that not everyone is a dog owner or lover- especially when we stop to eat
  • Please ensure you adhere to the Countryside Code at all times - see (Keeping Dogs Under Effective Control)

If your dog is uncontrolled and strays in open land frightening other animals or livestock, the leader is supported by the OutdoorLads board of trustees to ask you to leave the event as this is not acceptable behaviour.

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