Field Trip: The Miner's Trail, Midsomer Norton and Radstock

Leader: Elizabeth Devon

Entry Fee

Members: Free

Visitors: £3.00

Date and Time



South Road Car Park, South Road, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2DB

Field Trip Description

Coal mining was a major occupation in this area with the last pit closing in 1973. The walk is 4 miles/6km along roads and through fields and shows part of the history of the area, with fine views over the Mendip Hills. It is easy to moderate walking and takes about 2½ hours.

Meet at 10.30 a.m. in the car park in South Road, just off the High Street, Midsomer Norton. Strong shoes are required. Bring a picnic lunch if you wish but there are places for refreshment en route.

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