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Ham hill

LOCALITY: Yeovil, Somerset
DISTANCE: Less than 1 mile (1.61km)
FACILITIES: Circular route, Parking, Suitable for wheelchairs, Toilets, Pub

GRADIENT: Quite steep in places
TERRAIN: Medium
OS MAP: Yeovil & Sherborne

Walk description:

Drive into Stoke Sub Hamdon along the Montacute Road, heading westward. You will see a brown sign saying Ham Hill Country Park. Turn left up Ham Hill Road, and when you get to almost the brow of the hill, turn left, and then left again. There is free parking here.

On your left as you drove around the corner is a small wooden gateway which is the start of your walk.

This trail is meant to be an all ability trail but wheelchair and buggies user need to be aware that it is a gravel pathway and has one steep slope initially.

When you have gone through the gateway follow the pathway around to the bottom of the war memorial. Here you can turn left up a slope to the war memorial and look out over South Somerset.

When you have looked at the view go back down to re-join the pathway. Continue along this pathway until you get to another wooden gate. Go through the gate and then turn right. Walk straight on and you will get back where you started.


Additional notes:

When you come to the end of the walk and go through the wooden gate, straight in front of you is a Public House.

Also where you initially turned into the park, if you walk out of that entrance and turn left, on occasion there is an ice cream van in the large lay by.

If the parking space at the beginning of the walk is full there are alternative parking areas situated around the park.

There are public toilet which are situated at the end of your walk on the left, by the warden office. The toilets are basic and for the disabled toilet you need a radar key.


02/11/2007 | Walk posted by cathy nettley

Walks With Buggies User Reviews

Beautiful views over South Somerset

06/02/2008 | Reviewed by Marie Houlden

This is a peaceful walk in the countryside with amazing views over South Somerset. There are plenty of
benches and bins if you take refreshments. This walk is fantastic if you have young children in tow as they
can run around the hills and explore.

We also tried the public house which served very
reasonably priced and tasty food!


17/09/2008 | Reviewed by Serena Nettley

My family really enjoyed this walk. We did turn up at this walk just when it was starting to rain but we just
grabbed the wellies and had a good old splash in the puddles as we went along, made it loads of fun. The views
are amazing and the kids were pretty worn out running up and down the hills but there are some hills that are
very steep but they do have warning signs. After we checked out the public house and was amazed at how family
friendly it was. They have games for all the family so you can sit there and unwind with a game of chess or
many other games.