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Welcome to Staple Hill For All to Discover… Highest point on Blackdown Hills (315m above sea level)

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Distance: 1 km (0.6 miles) •••• A short, easy walk is rewarded with breathtaking views that can sometimes stretch to the coast of Wales. Look too for the buzzards that soar serenely over Taunton Vale, and take in the rolling hills of the Quantocks and Mendips in the distance. This trail is built to the ‘Access for All’ standard, and is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, with regular resting points.

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Enjoy a full day’s walk, or half a day’s ride and let this long distance circular trail lead you to discover the secrets of these enigmatic hills. Whether on foot or horseback, experience the ‘people’s path’ for yourself. This trail is well sign-posted, but you will find the surface varies from gravelled paths, to woodland tracks and grassy field edges. A trail map and further information can be found at www.nerochescheme.org

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Staple Fitzpaine Herepath Distance: 22 km (13.5 miles) ••••

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Explore and enjoy this corner of the Blackdown Hills, whatever your ability. With a choice of two easy-to-follow trails starting right here, what’s stopping you?

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Forestry Commission Managed Land Highest Point on Blackdown Hills

Public Footpaths Public Bridleways

The Forestry Commission, Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership, NaturalEngland, Somerset County Council, Devon County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council,

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Britty Farm Abandoned Farmstead

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Neroche is a Landscape Partnership Scheme working together to conserve and celebrate the heritage of the northern ridge of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and to provide opportunities for quiet enjoyment, education and training in countryside skills. To find out more visit the website: www.nerochescheme.org.

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‘Herepaths’ were originally Saxon trade and communication routes. ‘Herepath’ is Old English for ‘people’s path’. Several passed through the Neroche area, and we have adopted the name for the long distance routes we are developing.

Mid Devon District Council, South Somerset District Council, The National Trust, Somerset Wildlife Trust, Butterfly Conservation, Somerset Art Week Ltd

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