The twenty circular walks in this book explore the area's varied landscape: from mellow stone villages in the Cotswolds; the low-lying Somerset Levels; and the gorges and potholes of the Mendip Hills; to the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel; and the rich pastoral countryside of Wiltshire. There is also Wells, with its magnificent cathedral and Bishop's Palace; Bath and the River Avon; the National Trust village of Lacock; and the ingenious staircase of 16 locks at Caen Hill on the Kennet and Avon Canal. In addition, there is Clevedon, with its Victorian pier and links with Coleridge, Tennyson and Thackeray; the spectacular limestone cliffs of both Cheddar Gorge and the Rock of Ages; historic Malmesbury; and mystical Glastonbury with its prominent Tor. The recommended teashops, too, come in all varieties. They include an old tollhouse, a garden centre; a lock-keeper's dwelling; the site of a former malthouse; a lakeside cafe; a traditional farmhouse; a former lengthman's cottage; and Sally Lunn's, the oldest house in Bath. Each walk is carefully described and is accompanied by a sketch map of the route.There are details on how to get to the start, where to park and notes on the places of interest en route. Practical information on the teashops, including their opening times, regular menus and telephone numbers is also provided.