WALKING

VENUES

Somerset Earth Science Centre – There is a short, level walk around the lake.

Halecombe Quarry – The peripheral path is mostly level and grassy with access up a short flight of steps on the east side. Access from Leigh on Mendip is across one meadow and up a short climb. Some patches may be muddy when wet particularly around the southern half of the peripheral path although all the art installations will be on the northern half. The complete circuit is about 2 miles.

Westdown/Asham – the public bridleway is level walking with some puddles and muddy patches after wet weather. There are loose stones on some stretches. A walk to the far end of the art trail and back to the start is about 2 miles.

Fairy Cave Quarry – This is a small quarry, mostly level ground but rough and stoney in places. Some large puddles after wet weather but not muddy.

SUGGESTED WALKS and TRAIL ROUTES
(OS Explorer Map 142, Shepton Mallet and Mendip Hills East)

The East Mendip Way long distance Footpath between Frome and Shepton Mallet passes fairly close to all venues. Black Swan Arts Centre and Frome Museum are in Frome town Centre on opposite sides of Bridge Street. Footpaths follow the River Frome downstream from The Jensen Button Bridge and across Whatcombe Meadows to meet the East Mendip Way where it crosses the A362.

Halecombe Quarry is 0.8mile (20min) NW of Rock House Farm, Chantry via Somer’s Hill.

Westdown/Asham quarries are 0.5mile (10mins) S of Rock House Farm via Bull’s Green and Dead Woman’s Bottom.

The Somerset Earth Science Centre is 0.8mile (20mins) NW of the point near Waterlip where the East Mendip Way meets Funtle Lane.
Fairy Cave Quarry is a 2 mile walk (40mins) along lanes via Stoke St Michael from SESC. Access to Fairy Cave Quarry for walkers is better from Holcombe (about 1.5miles/35mins from the Duke of Cumberland pub), Oakhill (about 1.6miles/40mins from the Oakhill Inn) or Nettlebridge (about 0.8mile/20mins through Harridge Wood which is a SWT nature reserve). There are several attractive footpaths in this area around Edford, Harridge, Limekiln and Home Woods.

GEOCACHING

Some of the venues have geocaches to find which are listed on www.geocaching.com
The clue is not here.

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