Our parish has some of the best and well maintained public footpaths thanks to responsible landowners and walkers. This is partly due to the volunteers who have “adopted” specific footpaths to check and report any issues.

Look at “Explore Somerset” for the definitive Rights of Way. When you zoom in you will see the footpaths, stiles etc. and you are able to report any issues on-line to the Somerset Rights of Way team. Additionally there is a local permissive loop around Halecombe Quarry (mostly on the bund), thanks to TARMAC (see map here).

Click here to see the 2005 Community Access Footpath Project.

If you would like to help by “adopting” a section of your favourite footpath in the parish, there are still some left. Click here to see which footpaths still need to be adopted.

A Parish Paths Liaison Officer has been appointed by the Parish Council and Somerset County to ensure that any issues are followed up with the help of Somerset Rights of Way Officers and other voluntary bodies.

For any further parish footpath information, report an issue or adopt a footpath please contact Chris Cudmore (01373 813735 or email webmaster.leigh@gmail.com), Leigh on Mendip Parish Paths Liaison Officer.

We have some lovely walks in our parish but remember to respect the livestock and the farmers who own the land. 


If YOU see anyone who is not behaving responsibly please remind them of the “Countryside Code

LANDOWNERS:  You have responsibilities to protect our Rights of Way – click here for government guidance

Take only photos, Leave only footprints