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Castle Neroche Walk

Walking through a royal forest

Neroche Forest was once designated a royal forest for hunting deer - Ner meaning 'near ' and rechich 'a place for huntingdogs',

Neroche Forest offers a variety of trees including oak,sweet chestnut and hazel.Rare butterflies and wildflowers can also be found.

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Ancient earthworks of Castle Neroche

Walk 1 Castle Neroche to Curland (4.5 miles)

A very popular walk crossing the earthworks of a Norman motte and bailey castle built in 1087.

It follows public bridlepaths,tracks and green lanes.

The route through the forest is well maintained as it descends into Curland providing spectacular views of the Quantock Hills.

It follows part of the Staple Fitzpaine Herepath - see below.

There is a short steep ascent and descent.

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Extensive views of the Quantox


3.9 miles
1 hr 40 mins
height90 - 270 m

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Point of InterestCastle Neroche castle Neroche Forest

Walk 2 Staple Fitzpaine Herepath (13.4 miles)

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Follow the 'fern' logo

This long distance trail encircling Staple Fitzpaine.reaches its highest part in Neroche Forest. Herepath is derived from the German Heerweg, a road for Lords or an Army,


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