The routes in this book have been chosen to help you explore the beautiful and varied countryside around Taunton, Embracing the Quantocks, the Blackdown Hills and the Levels as well as the Vale of Taunton. All are within 20km/13 miles of the town, and several are on regular bus routes. Lengths vary from 5km/3 miles up to 9.6km/6 miles, so the time needed to complete them will vary. Some are level, others are a bit more challenging, but why hurry? There are many wonderful view points and places of interest to linger over on the way and every walk has its individual character.