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Staple Plain (National Trust)

This walking trail takes you down through broadleaf woodland, into a bracken-filled combe and up to the top of Beacon Hill for views across the Quantock Hills and beyond. Continue through lowland heathland, listening and looking out for red deer, skylark and Dartford warbler in this wildlife-rich environment.


Walk info


Nearest postcode:

3.2km (2 miles)

1.5 hours

Look out for

Great walk to see heathland birds such as stonechat and meadow pipit and you may glimpse majestic Red Deer in the distance on the heathland


Start location

Nearest postcode:


Facilities nearby

Toilets, including accessible toilets, shops, cafes in Williton approxomately 3 miles away

Transport and parking

Free car parking at Staple Plain


Circular walk through different habitats, with varied terrain. Steep slope at start of walk, with some steps. Most of the trail is along wide stone or grass tracks, with a section passing through a few streams which can be muddy during wet weather.

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