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Walking Holiday on Somerset's
Leland Trail

Stourhead to Ham Hill

Leland Trail walking holidays
This is a gentle walk through South Somerset following the route taken by John Leland in the 16th century as he travelled through Somerset making an inventory of the country for Henry VIII. This Somerset walk on the Leland Trail can be combined with the River Parrett Trail, or the Macmillan Way West to make a longer walking holiday.
Walking holiday on the Leland Trail in Somerset Suggested Tour Duration:
4 nights, 3 days walking
Total Distance:
28 miles
Min/max daily distance:
6/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
9 miles

King Alred's Tower
Cadbury Castle
Ham Hill
Tintinhull House
Montacute House
Online booking available
King Alfred's Tower on self-guided walking holiday on Leland Trail in Somerset
Day 1: Arrive at Bruton
You make your own way to Bruton. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of this Somerset walk.
Castle Cary Market Hall on self-guided walking holiday on Leland Trail in Somerset
Day 2: Bruton to Castle Cary.    8 miles    moderate
You start walking the Leland Trail at King Alfred's Tower, which stands on Kingsettle Hill and is part of the National Trust's Stourhead Estate. You walk west to Castle Cary along a ridge path. Down in the valleys are reminders of the age of steam.
Day 3: Castle Cary to Ilchester.    14 miles   moderate
Climb to the top of Cadbury Castle where you can see both ends of the Leyland Trail. The Roman town of Ilchester is the stop for the night and if you have time you can visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum.
Cadbury Castle on self-guided walking holiday on Leland Trail in Somerset
Montacute Gardens on self-guided walking holiday on Leland Trail in Somerset

Day 4: Ilchester to Ham Hill.    6 miles   easy
This part of the trail has so much to visit: the National Trust properties of Tintinhull House, Montacute House and Stoke Sub Hamdon Priory.

Day 5: Depart after breakfast
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.

Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available. A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Other walks
in Somerset include:



Macmillan Way West

River Parrett Trail

Leland Trail

What's included
in your UK Walking Holiday
on the Leland Trail

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer<
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the Leland Trail

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks

Leland Trail 5 day itinerary:
3 day walking and 4 nights accommodation
single occ
solo traveller
Book Leland Trail walking holiday online now
All prices subject to change
Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let's Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.
Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals:
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches:
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.
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By Plane to Bristol where we can arrange transfer to Bruton
By Car to Bruton where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Castle Cary
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