South Quantock Heritage Trail

Welcome to the South Quantock Heritage Trails which are due to be launched on the Ride and Stride Day on Saturday 9th September between 10am and 5pm when light refreshments will be available in all churches. Whether you are walking, cycling, driving or maybe just browsing around one or more of these fascinating places, you will find something to interest you. Free booklets will be available (and continue to be available) at West Monkton, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Kingston St Mary and Broomfield churches which are all open in daylight hours. There are four walks and two cycle rides which start from either West Monkton or Kingston St Mary churches where there is ample parking.


From the nationally important restoration of Gertrude Jekyll’s gardens at Hestercombe to searching for ‘hunky-punks’ at St. Mary’s, Kingston; from the stocks in West Monkton churchyard to the woods and streams at Fyne Court, from the fascinating Industrial Heritage of the Bridgwater – Taunton Canal with part of a National Cycle Route on its towpath, to the beauty of the Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; or from the five-century Warre family story history connecting the parishes with Hestercombe; come and explore … there is something for everyone and heaps for all to do.


The following map shows the relative geographical position of these Heritage locations.  It is apparent that the majority of the locations and Hestercombe are below the Quantock Hills at the southern end while Broomfield Church and Fyne Court, which are virtually adjacent to each other, are located a few miles to the north up on the Quantocks.