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.




Upcoming Events

10:00 am IWA Somerset Bridgwater Working ... @ IWA Cabin
IWA Somerset Bridgwater Working ... @ IWA Cabin
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We are expecting a number of young people from a local Church youth Group to join our volunteers group for this work session. We will car share to site if necessary Volunteers are advised to[...]
all-day IWA Somerset Waterways Volunteer... @ Bridgwater to Taunton Canal
IWA Somerset Waterways Volunteer... @ Bridgwater to Taunton Canal
Aug 28 all-day
The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) are planning a social event. A waterways walk in the Taunton area followed by a Volunteers social get together.   Further details will follow soon.


Would local residents like to see two tennis courts for free use in the Parish at Hartnells Farm?

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