Walking and cycling on the Somerset Levels
Attractions > Walking, Cycling and the Outdoors
The Avalon Marshes were a vital resource for local communities, including grazing, turf cutting, and reeds for thatching. As a result many footpaths, droves and lanes link these communities to the marshes. These are ideal for walking, and the Avalon Marshes Project has developed a series of Circular Heritage Walking Routes which help you fully explore the area. Click here to access these walks
The flat landscape of the Avalon Marshes is perfect for cyclists with quiet lanes, droves and cycle paths. Route 3 of the National Cycle Network runs through the Avalon Marshes connecting Glastonbury, Wells and Bridgwater, and nearby Route 33 provides a link with Highbridge Station. The Old Railway Track links the Avalon Marshes Centre with Glastonbury and runs through the centre of Shapwick Heath and Ham Wall natures reserves. The Avalon Marshes project has developed four circular cycle routes which take in the best of the area and tell you about the heritage you will find along the way. Click here to access these cycle routes.