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Sat, Jan 01


Crowcombe Park Gate

New Years Day Walk | The Quantock Hills

Happy New Year! What better way to kick off the New Year with a wee group walk! This 7.5 mile route is gently undulating and showcases some of the beauty of the Quantock Hills AONB, offering a refreshing and inspirational start to 2022.

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New Years Day Walk | The Quantock Hills
New Years Day Walk | The Quantock Hills

Time & Location

Jan 01, 2022, 10:30 AM

Crowcombe Park Gate, Holford, Taunton TA4 4AB, UK

About The Event

Walk description:

We are excited to share that our New Years Day walk is back! We are big believers in the power of community and love to kick the year off with a fresh opportunity to build connections and get outside into nature. This 7.5 mile loop on the Quantock Hills should be just the treat!

Starting at Crowcombe Park Gate, we’ll head up Black Hill and follow the Macmillan Way West along the ridge to Halsway Post and Bicknoller Post. From there we will drop down Lady’s Edge, a beautiful wooded valley which we will follow all the way to the little village of Holford.

From the village we will head into Holford Combe alongside the meandering river, soon ascending via Lady’s Combe up to the road and Dead Woman's Ditch. Storytime will follow here!

The final leg of the walk will take us across to Wilmot’s Pool and back down to the car park.

Places are always limited on our walks, so do book on as soon as you can!

Walk length: 

7.5 miles

Date and time: 

Saturday 1st January 2022. Meet at 10:15am, start walking at 10.30am

Start/finish location: 

Crowcombe Park Gate Car Park, Holford, Taunton TA4 4AB, UK

Getting to  car park: 

Best to use GoogleMaps for access.

Toilet stops: 

None. Will wee's are required! Please bring a bag to pack out loo roll used. 


By signing up for a walk with us you are giving us permission to take photos for promotional use across our website and social media pages. We encourage you to take photos and videos during your time with us but ask you to be sensitive to other members when sharing these across social platforms. Also, we'd love to have a copy of any you are particularly proud of so we share them too!

Accidents and Incidents:

Abbie is a qualified Hill and Moorland Leader and Outdoor First Aid Trained. She will carry an appropriate first aid kit at all times. Should you be involved in an accident or become injured during the walk it is important that you notify her (or other leader as shared at the beginning of the walk) as soon as possible so that appropriate action can be taken. Should you feel unwell or require first aid please let us know. Please use the booking form and the paper disclaimer you will be given on the day as an opportunity to raise anything you feel the walk leader should know about.

Due to the nature of walking in an outdoor area there is often a level of risk. You will need to take responsibility for your own actions, health and involvement during the walk and will be expected to exercise judgement based on your fitness levels as to whether you can complete the walk. Any queries please get in touch. You will also be expected to abide by any safety instructions and decisions made by us and have a duty to exercise judgement regarding your own personal safety and that of other members of the group. If you choose to ignore safety instructions we cannot be held responsible for the consequences.

Cars are left at the owner's own risk.


The weather can play a major role in our enjoyment of a day's walking, and in some cases can present a real danger. We always review the weather forecast in detail the day before and will send you an email if we have to change any plans. This is however only likely if we feel heading out will put us at real risk. Please check the forecast for yourself and come prepared for whatever the weather! You should come fully kitted out for a full day's hike as suggested on the WILD Walks page of our website.

Please note that the walks are weather dependent. Should the forecast present any danger, we will endeavour to review our plans.

Food and Drink:

We will not be providing any food or drink on this walk except emergency rations. Please ensure you have adequate food and drink for the day. If you have any questions or need any help/advice with what food to bring, please feel able to get in touch.

No Drug and Alcohol Policy:

Spend More Time In The WILD has been set up in order to inspire and motivate followers to head outside for the benefit of mental and physical health. We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure space for anyone walking out a journey of freedom from addiction and substance abuse and as such have a strict no drug or alcohol policy on our walks and camping events.


By Us: In the rare case that we have to cancel an event, you will be notified by email and offered a full refund.

By You: We require 14 days cancellation notice prior to your scheduled arrival, otherwise we will charge you cancellation fee as below.

- 50% of your total amount will be charged if you notify us about your cancellation or any changes by 14 days to 48 hrs before your scheduled arrival.

-100% of your total amount will be charged if you do not notify us about your cancellation or any changes within 48 hrs.

If you have any questions regarding the walk or booking, please get in touch via the 'contact' page.


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