Mells, Nunney and Finger Farm
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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 buildings. 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 our 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.
What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
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.