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Curry Rivel walk
This walk is about two miles long and some of it is uphill along uneven ground and over a few stiles.
This walk is on the outskirts of Curry Rivel and takes you around the estate formerly owned by Sir Edward Pynsent.
It was left to William Pitt the Elder because he opposed the government's plans to tax cider more heavily.
Sir Edward was so grateful as he was a businessman who traded in cider, that he changed his will, leaving his estate to him.
The walk itself will take about an hour and a half to complete.
Taking you on this tour is Janet Wharton, the leader of the Active Stoke walking group, which is held every Tuesday and organised through South Somerset District Council.
Curry Rivel walk
Start at the village car park behind Sandpitts Stove Centre and Old Forge Inn
Turn right past the village school then left onto Water Street
Walk across several fields where you get your first view of the Pynsett Monument
Walk towards the monument alongside the edge of the field.
At the monument there are views of the house on the Pynsett estate and far reaching views of the Somerset countryside.
Head downhill from the monument towards the trees - the path is clearly marked.
This path takes you through the trees, over a stile and up a field, towards a sunken country lane, with banks on either side.
This lane leads to some pollarded trees, which was the remains of the original driveway leading to the house.
Here there are views of Ham Hill, Kingsbury and the Blackdown Hills.
Follow this route, alongside the trees which leads back to Water Street, the starting point of the walk.
last updated: 04/03/2009 at 11:48