Quantock Hills Photo Walk: July Long Route 29.07.23

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Join our Quantock Hills July Photo Walk Long Route, a circular walk, from Kilve. The first half of the day will include rockpooling with Geckoella Ltd, a chance to explore macro photography techniques, and the second half of the day will be a walk around Kilve.

We’ll stop in Kilve for refreshments.

On our Quantock Hills Photo Walks it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a fancy camera or technical expertise, it’s about appreciating your surroundings and finding somewhere in nature that you can immerse yourself. The camera is a fantastic tool to encourage you to slow down and focus your attention, it’s a mindfulness exercise and can be a very relaxing process.

Our Long Route Photo Walk is for anyone who would like a dose of nature, but would like a longer challenge to stretch the legs. The group will walk at a moderate pace, creating a visual record of what we see on the walk, however, stoppages will be limited and we will take a longer scheduled break half way.

This Long Route is roughly 6km (3.75 mile) walk, plus extra for the rockpooling, and has a mixture of coastal and farmland locations.

Start time:



The car park has a charge, please bring change. We’ll meet at 10am. There may be limited parking spaces so if you can lift share please do. (If you need transport, and otherwise couldn’t attend, for yourself or several in your group, then we may be able to arrange collection from a local hub).

What to bring:

Hiking boots, or stout walking boots (our walks can be wet and boggy with mixed terrain)

Snacks and a packed lunch. We will try to arrange a sharing flask, feel free to bring your own. There will be a tea room for hot drinks and sweet/savoury treats.

Water (recommended 1 litre)

Waterproofs and warm clothing


A gentle walk, over rocky coastal terrain, fields and pavement.


Our Long Route Photo Walks are designed to be walked at a moderate and constant pace. It’s about taking in the photographic moments and being in nature, exercising gentle health for our mental health, but we will be mindful of reaching our destination in good time. Participants are responsible for their own health and safety. If you are unsure, please contact us and we’ll be happy to share details about the walk. jonathan.barrett@somerset.gov.uk

Participants are responsible for wearing suitable footwear & clothing for the environment. Participants are responsible for assessing their own risk, the safety of themselves and the suitability of any equipment used.

Any medical conditions that may affect the participants during the walk should be notified to the walk leader/facilitator prior to the start of the walk.


Dogs aren’t advised for this walk as we’ll be crossing uneven coastal terrain and stopping to explore rock-pools and looking at smaller invertebrates.

In usual circumstances, we ask that where there are livestock grazing, and fields, dogs must be on leads. Please observe the Countryside Code, and please respect other dog owners and fellow walkers. We cannot guarantee that every stile is suitable for dogs.

Full details will be sent on booking.

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