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.

 

 

SQHTimageThe South Quantock Heritage Trail Electronic Booklet, providing further information about the trails, locations and the related history is now available by clicking here

 

Upcoming Events

Oct
10
Tue
2017
7:00 pm West Monkton Parish Council @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
West Monkton Parish Council @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
WEST MONKTON PARISH COUNCIL CHANGE OF MEETING DAY TO THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Oct
12
Thu
2017
8:30 am Parish Surgery @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
Parish Surgery @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
Oct 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Come and have a coffee / tea and a chat about ideas you may have for the community, or things that concern you. County Councillor, David Fothergill, Taunton Deane Councillors Norman Cavill, and the Parish[...]
Oct
20
Fri
2017
6:30 pm Cheddon and West Monkton Film Cl... @ Cheddon Memorial Hall
Cheddon and West Monkton Film Cl... @ Cheddon Memorial Hall
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm
Cheddon and West Monkton Film Club - The Levelling @ Cheddon Memorial Hall | Cheddon Fitzpaine | England | United Kingdom
An independent local production. Trainee vet Clover Catto returns home after hearing of her brother Harry’s death – in what appears to be suicide. Finding the family farm in a state of horrendous disrepair following[...]

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