Priddy and Ebbor Wood
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This walk takes in the lovely countryside in Somerset. Including fields, nature reserves and forests. Starting at Priddy we walk through Cook’s Field Nature Reserve. We then head through Ebbor Wood and down the gorge. Passing through the famous Village of Wookey Hole where we may have time for a quick coffee. Further south we encounter the hills around Lower Milton. We then head towards Monarch's Way and pass near the old mines and caves to the east of Priddy. If the weather is clear there will be views of the Somerset levels and Glastonbury Tor. There is a pub at the end in Priddy.
What to bring
Water: bring at least one litre
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: ideally waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking. NOT really suitable for trainers. There will be muddy sections.
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
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
Please refer to the ODL Kit List Guidelines for further information
Food & drink
Please bring at least 1 litre of water and a packed lunch with snacks.