Walking England's Rural Canvas

Somerset Knights Quest

Somerset Knights Quest. South Somerset is a beautiful, historic and gorgeously authentic area of rural South West England. It offers a relaxed pace of life where the simple pleasures of the countryside can be savoured. Think picturesque rolling hills and ancient villages. And proper food, cheddar cheese, apple juice, cider and pork.

This centre based holiday means you stay at one of our indulgent yet down to earth country inns throughout your stay. You will follow different and varied trails each day. Taking you off the beaten track for a more peaceful and authentic experience.

Along with the relaxing lull of the countryside you can enjoy a wealth of discoveries including Sherborne, a market town with a world renowned abbey where several ancient Kings are buried; the ancient deer park with its unique white stag and two castles. One of which was blown up dramatically in the civil war. There is also an iron-age hill fort reputed to be Arthur’s Cadbury. And here tales of gunpowder plots and knights can be discovered.

This is a walking trip of discovery which makes a fantastic short break for 3 or 4 nights or can be combined with other experiences to give you a longer itinerary.

For a FREE example itinerary for Somerset Knights Quest just fill out the ‘Find out more?’ form to your right.

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    Walking tailored to suit you

    Your holiday will be tailor made to suit you and the season. There's a choice of two daily trail lengths - shorter 5 to 7 miles (8 to 12km) trails or - longer up to 10 miles (16km) trails.

    2 night experiences are available off peak from 01 October to 30 March and 3 to 4 night itineraries are available all year. Car-free and dog friendly holiday options are also available so please ask.

    Trail highlights include

    • Marvel at Camelot, King Arthur's 5th century castle stronghold
    • Wander through the ancient deer park and spot the white stag
    • Enjoy fabulous local food including cider, pork and real ales, plus local eggs and scrummy local bacon for breakfast
    • Explore Sherborne with its world renowned abbey and gorgeous cafes
    • Discover the two castles and find out about the gunpowder plot

    For a FREE detailed example itinerary, simply pop your details in the form (to the right).

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    Getting here

    Getting here is easy, your trail is located near Sherborne, Dorset (just over the border).

    Its about a 2 hour car journey from London, 1 hour from Bristol.

    For a car-free option (3 night stays only) the nearest train station is at Sherborne, Dorset. Transfer from the station to your inn is about 15 minutes.

    For overseas guests the nearest airport is at Bristol or Southampton. London Heathrow is also easy to get to. Airport transfer can be arranged, just ask.

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    Gorgeous bedrooms

    All Foot Trails uniquely offer you accommodation in country inns and country pubs hand-picked by our founder Alison Howell. Tried and tested and much loved by our guests you are in for a real treat.

    Relax and indulge on Somerset Knights Tale with this 18th century luxury country inn. Winners of several awards for both accommodation and food.

    Much character including garden and patio, conservatory, mini country cinema, real fire.

    All bedrooms en-suite, options for bath or shower. Both standard and superior rooms available.

    Wonderful country breakfasts and award winning dinners. Fresh eggs, local bacon and unpasteurised milk available. Great choice of local real ales and beers and local ciders. Fine wine.

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    Price & availability

    This tour is available at weekends and mid-week.

    3,4 and 5 night holidays are available year round. 'Car-free' options available.

    Your holiday will be planned for you to your dates and for how long you wish to stay. There are no fixed scheduled dates.

    Prices start from:

    £320 per person* for 3 nights
    £395 per person* for 4 nights
    £455 per person* for 5 nights

    2 night short breaks available (01 October to 31st March) from £189 person*.

    *Based on two sharing, staying on a bed & breakfast basis.


    • Independent (self guided) walking days tailored to you and the season • Tailored walk and explore pack • Local Ordnance Survey™ maps (waterproof) • Trail guide cards (waterproof one for each day with easy to follow instructions) • Plastic map holder • Local stories and histories • Recommended lunchtime stops at country pubs and cafes • Nature cards for identifying wild flowers, trees and animals • Seasonal nature guide book • Sweets (for a boost on route) • Your en-suite accommodation • Breakfasts. • One bottle of wine. • Over a decade of walking know-how and local expertise. • Transport drop off when it makes for a better walk.

    How to book?

    Just get in touch to let us know your preferred dates and we will look after the rest.  You can call us on +44 (0) 1747 820626 or use the form to your right to send a message or request an itinerary.

    You will receive a full and detailed itinerary with price quote before you book.

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    "Having studied your website, communicated by email and spoken to you on the phone, our walking holiday was exactly as I expected it to be, idyllic."
    Stephen (above) and Penelope

    "We had a super time. The walks were wonderful and once again you have been so clever as they were all different, we also saw the remains of the Jubilee beacon on Cadbury Castle! The waterproof paper was brilliant and your instructions were so clear. The pub was excellent and nothing was too much trouble to them, we were all very comfortable."

    "Wonderful! I learnt so much about our countryside and fell back in love with it. Unforgettable experience, thank you."

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    How do I find my way?

    Trails are devised using our local knowledge and rigorously tested and checked. Find your way using either the easy to follow trail cards if you prefer not to map read, or the local Ordnance survey maps provided. Or a combination of both. For peace of mind an on call service is provided every day including weekends between 8am and 6pm.

    Where will I be walking?

    Your walks are on public rights of way and a mixture of paths, tracks and trails through woodland, on farm land, village country lanes and countryside. Most walking is away from roads. Everything you need will be provided in your walk and explore pack.

    For a more fully detailed example itinerary for this holiday, simply pop your details in the form to the right.

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