Quantock Walking Festival: A Fyne Folly

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Wednesday 7th June 9.30am St Mary’s Church Centre

Tickets available from Stowey Walking Eventbrite page here

A leisurely walk from Fyne Court, across Broomfield Common to the grounds of Halswell House and the ‘Temple of Harmony’, an 18th folly. There will be lots of opportunities to take photos, so make sure you bring your camera or camera-phone. QLPS lead monthly Photo Walks and this is a special edition of the walk for the festival.

Walk Leader: Jon Barrett, Community Engagement & Volunteering Officer QLPS, with Anthony Jones, QLPS Heritage Volunteer.

Stowey Walking, the Walkers are Welcome steering group for the villages of Nether Stowey and Over Stowey will be holding a walking festival in the beautiful Quantock Hills, England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) showcasing the unique landscape of the hills and nearby coast. Walkers will be able to choose from a variety of guided walks of varying lengths, so there will be something to suit everyone, from keen hikers and ramblers to families looking for a more leisurely stroll in the countryside. Numbers for the walks need to be limited so booking is essential.


Tickets for this event are £6.00 per person. Tickets are non-refundable if you need to cancel. Stowey Walking is a community run non-profit making enterprise promoting walking in the Quantock Hills. You can visit the Stowey Walking Eventbrite page to book tickets here

What should I bring to the event?

Remember to bring your camera or camera phone. Please wear suitable foot-wear, we suggest either walking shoes or boots. Also a rain-coat, sun hat, sun protection cream and a bottle of drinking water. Please bring a picnic lunch or snack.

Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the event?

Children under 16 years should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are permitted on all walks but must be kept on a lead to protect livestock and ground nesting birds. Owners must accept full responsibility for their dogs behaviour and walk leaders have the discretion to refuse to allow any dog from taking part. Please let us know in advance if you wish to bring your dog.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

All walks start and finish at the Church Centre in St Mary Street, Nether Stowey where there is a large car park. There will be transport provided for this walk. Please be aware public transport to Nether Stowey is very limited, particularly at weekends.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

E-mail: enquiries@stoweywalking.co.uk