Quantock Walking Festival: Sacred Quantocks

Published by Vickie Sellick on

Saturday 10th June 9.30am St Mary’s Church Centre

Tickets available from Stowey Walking Eventbrite page here

A circular walk from Nether Stowey tracing the historic development of religion on the Quantock Hills. The walk will visit sites from both the Christian and pre-Christian eras, including examples of holy wells and prehistoric ritual monuments along with fine examples of churches and chapels.

Walk Leader: Dan Broadbent, Historic Heritage Officer, the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme.

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 Stowey Walking Eventbrite page to get your tickets here

What should I bring to the event?

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. 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