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Warm welcome for Quantock Walking Fest.

The second annual Quantock Walking Festival takes place this month (June, 2017) hosted by Sedgemoor Ramblers and Stowey Walkers.


The event, which includes organised guided walks, is based in Nether Stowey, now a Walkers are Welcome village, and takes place on June 10 and 11, 2017.


The walking festival is a great way for people to get to know the Quantocks, which offers some amazing countryside and is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with friendly and knowledgeable guides.


There will be a choice of three guided walks on both days during the weekend. The terrain covered includes hills, combes, open moorland, ancient woodland, cultivated forest trails and coastal paths. Those that participate will be able to take in some stunning views, see wild Quantock ponies and may even get a glimpse of the area's famous red deer.


The walk leaders are keen to share their local knowledge of the area, so it promises to be a wonderful event for anyone able to take part."


Nether Stowey was once home to the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the 51 mile Coleridge Way to Lynmouth, which is a popular walkers route, starts in the village.


Coleridge lived here in the late 1700s and his cottage has been preserved by the National Trust.


William Wordsworth also lived nearby with his sister Dorothy and they befriended Coleridge. They became an inseparable trio.


Coleridge was greatly inspired by the Quantocks and wrote some of his finest works including The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan, Frost at Midnight, The Nightingale and Cristabel in Nether Stowey.


Places for the Quantock Walking Festival on June 10 and 11 are limited, so booking is essential. For further details visit the Sedgemoor Ramblers' website www.sedgemoorramblers.co.uk or call 01278 773730.


After a day of walking, come and rest your weary feet with us, please call 01278 422926 to book a meal or a B&B room.


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